Our commitment to serving the public interest dates back to our earliest days, when, as our law firm history notes, our founders pursued an extraordinary array of charitable, pro bono and political activities.
Continuing this tradition of pro bono excellence, we launched our Public Service Project in 2001, making us one of the first firms to create from within a permanent, firmwide pro bono infrastructure led by a full-time lawyer-director.
Much like our other business groups, our pro bono practice provides a forward-thinking, centralized structure that allows our lawyers to bring all of our full-service capabilities to bear on behalf of our clients.
We’ve helped shape the private bar’s response to crises including September 11, Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, and we’ve long maintained a varied roster of charitable and civic organizations to which we provide crucial support.
From civic reform efforts led by our founders more than a century ago to our recent work on behalf of separated migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, we pride ourselves on being leaders in pro bono practice.
The proof is felt every day in our firm — through the opportunities we provide our lawyers, through the resources we invest in these efforts, and through the results we achieve for our clients.