Corporate Social Responsibility

Growth with Purpose

Our engagement with pressing social issues plays a critical role as we navigate new paths to growth for our people. It is intrinsic to our firm’s culture and interwoven into our business objectives. We seek out pro bono matters that make a difference in our communities. We foster a diverse, inclusive work environment—which enables us to provide clients with the innovative thinking of teams rich in talent, experiences, and creativity. We pursue sustainable business practices and engage with environmental issues that impact us all. We support organizations that make a significant, positive impact.

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Corporate Social Responsibility 2020

In 2017, we came together as a firm to decide how we would make a difference, and chose three areas of focus to center our CSR efforts in the coming years:

Equality

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Justice

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Education

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We are proud to announce that we have met our goal of mapping 80% of our CSR efforts to these three focus areas ahead of our 2020 deadline.

Accolades

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RANKED7

The American Lawyer’s U.S. Pro Bono Report

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RANKED11

The American Lawyer’s International Pro Bono Report

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RANKED3

Overall Diversity by Vault/Minority Corporate Counsel Association 2021

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100%

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for LGBT Workplace Equality since 2008

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Mansfield Certified Plus

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WILEF Gold Standard Certified US & UK

Pro Bono & Community

Pro Bono & Community

88,408 pro bono hours performed in 2019

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Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion

83% diversity in new partner class in 2020

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Sustainability

Sustainability

90% of our global offices are LEED certified or local equivalent in 2020

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Pro Bono & Community

Charitable Giving

$1.9M donated to charitable causes in 2019

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CSR News

Thus far in 2020 we have refocused our CSR efforts to address the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, in addition to the ongoing racial injustices and inequality that plague our country.  

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“We are focused on aligning our CSR commitment with our purpose—what we value and how we practice—with the goal of making a bigger impact and integrating our initiatives in this area more fully into our business.”

Meg Sullivan, Chief Business Development, CSR, and Marketing Officer