Rankings: Pro Bono Firms of the Year

Law360’s Pro Bono Firms of the Year profiles the firms that had the biggest wins for clients in pro bono matters over the course of the year. Winning firms must also show a strong firmwide commitment to pro bono work.
  • October 21, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Patterson Belknap

    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP notched another standout year in pro bono work, launching a class action to ensure New York City’s runaway and homeless youth are adequately sheltered and helping veterans secure the benefits they deserve, earning the firm a spot on Law360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • October 20, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: O'Melveny & Myers

    Over the past year, O'Melveny & Myers LLP attorneys scored a big win for same-sex unions in Nevada and spearheaded a major voting rights case in Kansas, making good on the firm’s guiding commitment to tackling cutting-edge legal issues and earning it a spot on Law360’s roster of top pro bono firms of 2014.

  • October 17, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

    Thanks to its broad approach to pro bono work, offering counsel on matters far beyond litigation and representing clients across the globe, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has for a third consecutive year earned a spot on Law360’s list of top pro bono firms.

  • October 16, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Norton Rose Fulbright

    Norton Rose Fulbright attorneys have garnered impressive pro bono wins this past year, including securing the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be permitted to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, earning the firm a spot on Law360’s list of top pro bono firms.

  • October 15, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Morrison & Foerster

    Morrison & Foerster LLP has landed a spot on Law 360’s Pro Bono Firms list each of the five years since it started publishing, but a new policy ensuring that every Morrison & Foerster attorney participates in such efforts has further boosted the firm's bona fides in pro bono work.

  • October 14, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: McDermott Will & Emery

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP has scored several key wins for its pro bono clients in the past year, giving immigrants facing deportation more opportunity to argue their cases, helping to chart a new course for African-Americans vying for the America’s Cup, and securing itself a place among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • October 10, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Kirkland & Ellis

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP allied with aggrieved minority groups and notched one civil rights victory after another over the past year, including a momentous win for same-sex marriage at the Seventh Circuit, scoring the BigLaw powerhouse a spot among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • October 9, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Jenner & Block

    Jenner & Block LLP continued its dedication to pro bono work this year, with its attorneys devoting thousands of hours to an array of issues, from bringing electricity to East Africa to litigating housing cases that positively impact low-income tenants, garnering the firm a spot on Law360's list of top pro bono firms of 2014.

  • October 8, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Hughes Hubbard

    A pair of historic immigration victories for gay couples highlighted a banner year of service for Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, earning the firm a spot on Law360's list of top pro bono firms.

  • October 7, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Gibson Dunn

    Gibson Dunn attorneys dedicated a substantial portion of their workload over the past year to a slew of advocacy-based litigation, tackling cases centering on human trafficking, government oversight and religious freedom issues, and securing the firm's status as one of Law360's top shops for pro bono work.

  • October 6, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Dechert

    Dechert LLP’s commitment to free advocacy has prompted it to tackle issues from a Wisconsin voter ID law opponents say threatens fundamental rights to cast a ballot to prosecutors’ use of rap lyrics in criminal trials, meriting the firm a spot among Law 360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • October 3, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Debevoise & Plimpton

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has achieved several key pro bono victories in the last year, including getting a Guantanamo Bay detainee sent home to Sudan and helping two doctors get back their right to work in abortion clinics, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • October 2, 2014

    Pro Bono Firms Of 2014: Covington & Burling

    Covington & Burling LLP lawyers earned the firm a place on our annual list of pro bono standouts for their work behind some of the year's most pressing civil-rights litigation, including landmark challenges to New York City's stop-and-frisk policing and an Arizona county's targeting of Latino drivers under Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

  • October 1, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Chadbourne & Parke

    From obtaining long-overdue justice for a tortured Somali constitutional law professor to securing benefits rights for same-sex couples in the U.S. military, Chadbourne & Parke LLP has made several strides to continue its commitment to serving the community, earning it a place among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • September 30, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Arnold & Porter

    Arnold & Porter LLP’s free advocacy last year spanned cases intensely personal — overturning a death penalty conviction — to nixing voter ID laws that opponents claimed threaten constitutional rights of millions, scoring wins that earned the firm a spot on Law 360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2014

  • September 29, 2014

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2014: Akin Gump

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's recent pro bono victories run the gamut from voting rights in Arizona to the death penalty in South Carolina, evidence of the robust social justice work that landed the firm a spot among Law360's top pro bono firms of 2014.

  • September 26, 2014

    Law360 Picks Top Pro Bono Firms

    Twenty law firms went above and beyond for their pro bono clients over the past year on matters ranging from child immigrant advocacy to financing for a solar energy project in Rwanda, earning them a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2014.

  • September 24, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: WilmerHale

    WilmerHale has persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on prisoner rights in Texas, aided a victim of domestic violence as she battled a suit from her husband under an international treaty, and defeated a proposed screening process that would have left New York’s homeless out in the cold — earning the firm a place among Law360's top pro bono firms of the year.

  • September 20, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Williams & Connolly

    Williams & Connolly LLP's record in pro bono efforts ranging from a U.S. Supreme Court case over the detention of a suspect during a police search to a lower-court dispute between a low-income family and a landlord has secured it a place among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 19, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Paul Weiss

    A once-in-a-lifetime U.S. Supreme Court triumph over the Defense of Marriage Act and an ongoing dispute with New York City policing tactics topped another banner year of free advocacy at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, landing the firm a spot on Law360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 18, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Paul Hastings

    Dedicating thousands of hours during the past year to help children who took refuge in the U.S., prisoners who were routinely and savagely beaten by guards, Holocaust survivors pursuing benefits from the German government and other causes has made Paul Hastings LLP one of Law360's Pro Bono Firms of the Year for the second year in a row.

  • September 17, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Patterson Belknap

    From its yearslong fight to stop discrimination against disabled children in New Orleans public schools, to its work helping victims of Hurricane Sandy obtain much-needed aid, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP’s commitment to the disadvantaged has earned the firm a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 16, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Orrick Herrington

    From a rare focus on transactional matters to helping secure a U.S. Supreme Court decision significantly changing the copyright law landscape, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's diverse range of pro bono work over the past year has earned it a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 13, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: O'Melveny & Myers

    O’Melveny & Myers LLP continued its long history of performing outstanding pro bono work over the past year, winning courtroom battles on behalf of foster parents and a charter school board, and spending long hours on initiatives for Haiti, women’s rights and gay rights, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 12, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Morrison & Foerster

    Whether fighting to defend reproductive rights, waging battle against crippling student loan debt or offering guidance in the wake of natural disasters, Morrison & Foerster LLP’s approach to off-the-clock advocacy as a fundamental part of the firm’s mission has earned it a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.