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.
  • September 4, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Fried Frank

    Through its sprawling pro bono practice, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP has tackled politically charged cases addressing issues such as immigration policy and public health care, and fought battles to ensure basic civil rights for everyday citizens, landing the firm a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 3, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Debevoise & Plimpton

    In the last year, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has achieved several key pro bono victories, including a landmark win in a case that has redefined how prosecutors apply anti-terrorism laws and several wins in its representation of women prisoners seeking to end sexual abuse by guards, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • August 30, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Covington & Burling

    Covington & Burling LLP has spearheaded the fight against government-sanctioned discrimination in the past year by snagging crucial wins declaring racially discriminatory two law enforcement policies in New York and Arizona, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • August 29, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm of 2013: Cleary Gottlieb

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP spent last year attempting to challenge New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy, exposed a massive backlog in the Bronx criminal court system and fought against a company touting controversial gay conversion therapy, earning a place among Law360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • August 28, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Bingham McCutchen

    From fighting for marriage equality in one of the most high-profile cases of the year to harnessing transactional skill to provide microfinance loans to the developing world, the attorneys at Bingham McCutchen LLP have earned themselves a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • August 27, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm of 2013: Arnold & Porter

    From fighting through emotionally wrenching hurdles to secure medical treatment for mentally ill patients in Colorado's Administrative Maximum Facility, or Supermax prison, to spearheading lawsuits over voting rights, Arnold & Porter LLP's attorneys have burnished a reputation for fighting for those who can't fight for themselves.

  • August 26, 2013

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2013: Akin Gump

    Helping victims of political violence start a new life in the U.S., fighting for Holocaust victims, winning on behalf of religious groups trying to feed the poor — all are in a day's pro bono work for the attorneys of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, which has earned the firm a place among Law360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • August 23, 2013

    Law360 Picks 2013 Pro Bono Winners

    Stagnant revenue, shrinking associate ranks and other ills of the U.S. legal industry didn't weaken the commitment of 20 outstanding law firms to providing free legal services over the past year, earning them a spot on Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2013.

  • September 17, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: WilmerHale

    WilmerHale's continued dedication to service, highlighted by its partnership with the Massachusetts attorney general that defeated the Defense of Marriage Act in the First Circuit, as well as its work to pass legislation aimed at curbing sexual assault within the Peace Corps, earned the firm a spot on Law360's top pro bono firms of the year.

  • September 14, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Willkie Farr

    From assisting a Sierra Leonean man wrongly accused of drug trafficking to ensuring a fair congressional redistricting process in New York, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's extensive work with underrepresented clients of late has landed it a spot on Law360's list of top pro bono firms of 2012.

  • September 13, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: White & Case

    Whether it's winning $500 million for low-income schoolkids or just making sure a store clerk isn't wrongly convicted of stealing $500 from the cash register, attorneys from White & Case LLP earned a spot on Law360's list of top pro bono firms by providing a voice to those who often can't be heard.

  • September 12, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's record of assisting political and religious refugees in their efforts to gain American citizenship and helping death row inmates who received ineffective representation obtain lesser sentences, among many other pro bono projects, has earned the firm a place among Law360's pro bono firms of the year.

  • September 11, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm of 2012: Ropes & Gray

    Ropes & Gray LLP's efforts to help under-resourced clients — including a successful challenge to a Florida law that had doctors worried over patient safety, an ongoing effort to preserve voters' rights and a victory that set a death row inmate free after 18 years — have landed it on Law360's list of top pro bono firms.

  • September 10, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Paul Weiss

    Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP's significant body of gratis work, including victories in challenges to the constitutionality of both the Defense of Marriage Act and a restrictive Florida voter registration law, has placed it among Law360's list of top pro bono firms.

  • September 7, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Paul Hastings

    Recovering long-overdue benefits for Holocaust survivors and taking a leadership role in securing a space shuttle for New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum are just two of the many projects that have placed Paul Hastings LLP on Law360's list of top pro bono firms.

  • September 6, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: O'Melveny & Myers

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP's continued dedication to lending legal assistance to those in need has led the firm to pursue justice for clients facing conflicts over immigration, civil liberties, housing and numerous other humanitarian causes, and the pursuit has placed O'Melveny among Law360's list of top pro bono firms.

  • September 5, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's commitment to supporting diverse causes with tangible human stakes, including high-profile immigration disputes and civil rights litigation, all while championing grassroots global development through an innovative social sector finance initiative have earned it a nod as one of Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2012.

  • September 4, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Patterson Belknap

    Successfully taking a New York child welfare agency to task for prolonging the stay of foster care children at psychiatric hospitals and continuing the fight against predatory three-quarter housing operators in the city were some of the major coups that landed Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP on Law360's list of top pro bono firms.

  • August 31, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Morrison & Foerster

    Fights to protect low-income Los Angeles students from teacher layoffs, keep government agencies on the hook for failing to spot foster care abuses and create a new type of socially minded corporate structure are among the causes that earned Morrison & Foerster LLP a nod as one of Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2012.

  • August 30, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Jenner & Block

    From overcoming client objections in a groundbreaking class action settlement against a New York City landlord to crafting the proper constitutional argument in its First Circuit fight against the Defense of Marriage Act, Jenner & Block LLP has shown that effective pro bono advocacy demands persistence and creativity as much as it requires ample resources, earning the firm a place among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2012.

  • August 29, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

    By defending the right of a nonprofit to open a public charter preschool and training African lawyers to fight international corruption, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has continued its recent tradition of public interest success to earn itself a place among Law360's top pro bono firms of the year.

  • August 28, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Gibbons

    Gibbons PC's long-standing commitment to cutting-edge public interest cases, such as fighting for equality in same-sex marriage as well as for public access to records of Guantanamo Bay detainees, has landed the New Jersey-based firm among Law360's top pro bono firms of the year.

  • August 27, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Foley Hoag

    Foley Hoag LLP's commitment to civil rights issues was on full display in May with a high-profile victory against the Defense of Marriage Act in the First Circuit, one of several victories that landed Foley Hoag a spot among Law360's top pro bono firms of the year.

  • August 24, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Dechert

    Taking on a range of public interest matters from securing registration rights for low income voters to establishing investment funds for social entrepreneurs, Dechert LLP has displayed a focus on pro bono work that puts it among Law360's top pro bono firms of the year.

  • August 23, 2012

    Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: Debevoise & Plimpton

    Whether it's ensuring public school children have access to co-ed education or seeing to it that an anti-terrorism law isn't wrongfully applied to street crime, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has demonstrated a powerful public service commitment, earning the firm a place among Law 360's pro bono groups of the year.