Pro Bono Firm Of 2016: Dechert

Law360, New York (September 22, 2016, 10:26 AM EDT) -- As state laws purporting to combat “voter fraud” pop up across the nation, Dechert LLP has been there to help smack them back down for improperly restricting voting rights, racking up a number of pro bono victories that also include freeing a Louisiana prisoner from 35 years in solitary confinement, landing the firm a spot among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2016.

The firm requires each lawyer worldwide to work a minimum of 25 pro bono hours annually, a mark that U.S. attorneys, on average, nearly quadrupled between May 2015 and May 2016, the firm said. Many of these lawyers cited...

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