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 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.

  • September 11, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Kirkland & Ellis

    Through its broad pro bono program, Kirkland & Ellis LLP has in the last year helped curb police brutality in Puerto Rico, joined the fight against state voter identification laws, and blocked a Michigan law barring medical benefits for partners of gay and lesbian public employees, earning the firm a spot on Law 360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 10, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Keker & Van Nest

    From exonerating a man wrongfully imprisoned for attempted murder to securing a sheriff's deputy's free speech right to send letters to the editor, Keker & Van Nest LLP's pro bono work has demonstrated a commitment to freedom that has earned the firm a place among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 9, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Jenner & Block

    An early milestone in Jenner & Block LLP's public service work was name partner Albert Jenner's win in a seminal death penalty case before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1960s, still echoing through recent pro bono wins including the reversal of a death sentence in a Georgia case spotlighting its juror selection process, which landed the firm among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 6, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Gibson Dunn

    As part of a continued effort to ramp up pro bono work, Gibson Dunn attorneys have recently helped reform notoriously violent Los Angeles County jails and strengthened a partnership with public defenders in Virginia, landing the firm among Law360's top pro bono firms again this year.

  • September 5, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Norton Rose Fulbright

    Norton Rose Fulbright helped two Texas inmates escape death row over botched psychological tests last year, efforts that could change how intellectual disability testing is applied in capital cases and have earned the firm a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.