A team of associates from Gibson Dunn which included Edward Patterson, Rosanne Six, and Taylor Spragens, locked in a victory for their client without a full hearing by convincing the government not to contest his defense to deportation. Their client is a green card holder and father to three U.S. citizen children from Peru who has lived and worked lawfully in the United States for the past 22 years. Ten years ago he was convicted of possession of a small amount of marijuana and one offense of petty theft. Based on these decade-old offenses, the government tried to deport him, which would have separated the family. Seeing this injustice, the Gibson Dunn team prepared an excellent case and at a calendar hearing the government stipulated to Cancellation of Removal, a defense to deportation.