jfleming@reedsmith.com

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Jayne is Pro Bono Counsel to Reed Smith, where she leads the firm's Human Rights Team, which comprises more than 100 lawyers firm-wide.

Awards & Recognition

  • National Law Journal Pro Bono Hot List (2015)
  • Financial Times Most Innovative Law Firm in North America ‘Social Responsibility - Projects’ (2014)
  • Reed Smith Sean Halpin Award (2013)
  • The Recorder Pro Bono Achievers (2012)
  • UC Berkeley School of Law Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring (2011)
  • National Law Journal Pro Bono Award (2011)
  • National Law Journal Pro Bono Award (2010)
  • Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law (2009)
  • ABA Section of Litigation, John Minor Wisdom Award for Pro Bono and Community Service (2008)
  • Included in the 2008 edition of Who's Who in America
  • Named as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in America by National Law Journal (2007)
  • Named California Lawyer Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine (2005)
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Father Moriarity Award (2005)
  • Reed Smith Sean Halpin Award (2005)

Interviews & Commentary

  • 5 January 2015 The National Law Journal honored Jayne and the firm in its annual Pro Bono Hot List, for which the project was profiled in “Mobile Clinic in Haiti Delivers Hope,”
  • 4 December 2014 “Financial Times Awards Reed Smith Top Honor for Social Responsibility Project”—FT awarded Reed Smith its top honor in North America for “Innovation in a Social Responsibility Project” for its work in Haiti. The firm received the highest score of all firms that were shortlisted for the honor, and is one of only four that received the “Standout” distinction in the category, News Releases
  • 1 July 2014 “Relocation for Haitian Rape Survivors; Haitian rape survivors begin new lives in Canada and the US, Resettlement programs offer an escape from violence and time to heal,” a syndicated article profiling one of Jayne’s clients
  • 22 January 2014 “What Lawyers and Law Firms Can Do,” an editorial Jayne wrote on the Reed Smith Haiti project for the Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 9 April 2013 “Reed Smith, Robert Rubin take on 'Justice for Johny',” Daily Journal
  • 4 April 2013 “Assault victim in UN case hires international legal team,” Associated Press
  • 14 September 2012 “Pro Bono Achievers,” Reed Smith was chosen by Am Law affiliate The Recorder as one of the ten leading Northern California pro bono practices, and Fleming was interviewed for an accompanying online video segment about her work in Haiti, The Recorder
  • September 2011 Haiti’s Other Epidemic – Violence Against Women and Girls, a documentary featuring Jayne Fleming by Dan Alder about “the epidemic of rape in post-quake Haiti and an American lawyer’s attempt to help women caught up in the violence”
  • 29 April 2011 “Reed Smith Pro Bono Counsel Wins Berkeley Law’s Kathi Pugh Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring,” News Releases
  • January 2011 Rape in the camps: Sexual Violence in Haiti after the Quake, a news piece from The Thomson Reuters Foundation for which Fleming was interviewed
  • January 2011 Crimes Against Women In Haiti Staggering, Panel Finds, a New York 1 TV report on the Thomson Reuters Foundation panel that Jayne Fleming helped organize in New York City on the state of Haiti, one year following the earthquake
  • 3 January 2011 “Pro Bono Awards: When Disaster Struck, The Lawyers Rushed In,” National Law Journal
  • 22 December 2010 Haiti camps no safe havens for women, a report that Fleming contributed to from The Pulitzer Center on Haiti’s rape crisis
  • 15 August 2010 “Haitians Hope for Humanitarian Parole,” a video documentary featuring Fleming on the Reed Smith Humanitarian Parole Project, New American Media
  • 10 August 2010 “ABA Unanimously Passes Resolution from Reed Smith Human Rights Team Leader Jayne Fleming - Bar demands action over severe lack of food, shelter, medical care and security for Haiti's women and children,” News Releases
  • 12 July 2010 “Witnesses for Haiti,” The Huffington Post
  • 25 May 2010 “Reed Smith Pro Bono Counsel Leads Delegation of Human Rights Attorneys and Doctors Back to Haiti - Firm Launches Humanitarian Parole Resource Site: www.haitilegalmedical.com” News Releases
  • 17 March 2010 “Girls as young as two facing rape in tent cities as UN security patrols fail to protect women after Haiti earthquake,” Daily Mall
  • 12 February 2010 “Girl who fled Honduran gangs is granted asylum,” San Francisco Chronicle
  • 4 January 2010 National Law Journal’s 2010 Pro Bono Awards: “Asylum cases keep her on the cutting edge”
  • June 2009 “Fighting for Freedom,” Women Legal
  • 7 May 2009 Reed Smith Human Rights Team Leader wins 2009 Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law,” News Releases
  • 21 April 2008 "Reed Smith Attorneys Take on Kids Asylum Cases,” Recorder
  • 21 April 2008 “ABA Honors Reed Smith Lawyer,” San Francisco Daily Journal
  • 25 January 2008 “Reed Smith Appoints Oakland Lawyer as National Pro Bono Counsel, East Bay Business Times
  • 24 January 2008 “Seven Years Later and Lawyer and Client Both Win: Attorney Develops Her Practice and Helps Political Protestor Get Political Asylum," San Francisco Daily Journal
  • 17 December 2008 Victim Gains Political Asylum: Congolese Women Had Earlier Been Denied by a U.S. Judge,” Los Angeles Times
  • 1 September 2006 Safe Haven, Reed Smith’s Jayne Fleming Wins Clients’ Freedom, East Bay Business Times
  • 22 August 2006 RC Asylum Seeker Gets Second Chance, CBS Radio
  • 21 August 2006 Congolese Woman Gets New Chance at Asylum, NPR Radio
  • 21 August 2006 Contesting the Bar to Asylum: The Justice Department asks for Review of a Congolese Woman’s Case, Los Angeles Times
  • 25 February 2006 "U.S. Case Against Asylum-Seeker Meets Skeptical 9th Circuit Panel, San Francisco Daily Journal
  • 3 February 2006 "Immigration Court Review Ordered: Attorney General Questions Quality of Work, Lack of Respect," ABA Journal eReport
  • February 2006 “The Asylum Wars [The Gender Gap]," The American Lawyer
  • 31 January 2006 “Judge’s Rulings on Asylum Seekers Earns Rebukes,” San Francisco Daily Journal
  • 30 January 2006 “Immigration Judges Come Under Fire: Critics Say System Oversight is Weak," The National Law Journal
  • Winter 2005-2006 “Voices for Justice,” Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area
  • 16 December 2005 “The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, And Illegal Immigration Control Act: Another Step Backwards For Human Rights,” The Recorder
  • October 2005 “Asylum Logjam: Streamlined Immigration Cases Are Flooding Federal Appeals Courts," ABA Journal
  • 22 September 2005 “U.S. Tightens Asylum Rules,” San Jose Mercury News 
  • 15 July 2005 “Gang-rape victim granted asylum after long court battle, Appeals court says attack on woman in Guatemala was political persecution,” San Francisco Chronicle
  • 6 July 2005 “Spurred by 9th Circuit, Immigration Judge Reverses Self,” San Francisco Daily Journal
  • “Opening Old Wounds: A New US Law Could Send Immigrant Torture Victims Back to Their Tormentors,” East Bay Express,
  • March 2005 “California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award - Pro Bono,” California Lawyer
  • 7 February 2005 “Trouble Makers Gather for Lunch, Speeches, Awards,” Daily Journal Extra
  • Annual Report 2005, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Hastings College of the Law
  • October 2004 “U.S. Court Rules Rape is Grounds for Asylum,” INCASA Impressions
  • 15 April 2004 “Ninth Leans to Asylum for Rape Victim,” The Recorder

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