We take seriously our responsibility of environmental stewardship and strive to ensure that the best sustainable practices are embedded into all areas of our business. We are committed to changing mindsets, not just behaviors, and look to provide innovative solutions for today’s most pressing environmental issues.
90% of our global offices are LEED certified or local equivalent in 2020
Recognized by the New York City Bar Environmental Law Committee in 2019
ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge Partner
Green Team Events
Our Green Teams champion our local sustainability initiatives and serve as ambassadors to the community, driving positive change both within and outside of the workplace.
Plant a Tree for Earth Day
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day we pledged $10,000 to plant a tree on behalf of all of our employees through The Nature Conservancy’s “Plant a Billion Trees” campaign. Through an interactive component, our people were given the opportunity to choose where they wanted to plant their tree.
The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees Campaign
Our San Francisco and Palo Alto offices participated in a Meatless Monday challenge for an entire month to raise awareness about the climate impact of the meat production industry.
Have a Renewable New Year
Our Orange County and San Diego offices share a Renewable New Year email campaign to give people tips on how to make more sustainable choices and build renewable habits for the new year.
Dreaming of a Green Winter
Instead of a white winter, our New York office was dreaming of a green winter with their office bingo highlighting tips for being sustainable during the winter and holiday season. Tips included giving e-gift cards or e-books and reusing or recycling wrapping paper.
Go Green Week
Our Washington, D.C. office hosted a celebration to encourage sustainable choices at the office. Kicking off the week with a Meatless Monday lunch, the local Green Team encouraged colleagues to sign the UN Stop Pollution Pledge, and hosted a variety of Green Trivia events to educate the office about how to make sustainable choices.
Cleaning up the Buffalo Bayou
Our Houston office and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership came together on a Saturday morning to clear debris from the bayou.
Buffalo Bayou Cleanup
Restoring the Frankfurt City Forest
Following an unprecedented summer heatwave, the City of Frankfurt issued a public call for the donation of 4000 trees to replenish the forest. Our Frankfurt office answered that call, donating trees and time to the city-wide effort. Our Frankfurt office also sponsored the planting of four trees in our building’s plaza with a plaque reaffirming our commitment to environmental sustainability.
Ain’t Nothing But Sand
Our SoCal offices weren’t afraid to get sandy and help cleanup Hermosa Beach in the South Bay.
Hermosa Beach Clean-Up
How to Host a Sustainable Summer BBQ
With an electric grill and no meat products, our Frankfurt office showed us how to throw a sustainable summer BBQ.
Go Green Trivia
Our Houston office tested their trivia skills while learning how to make more sustainable choices in everyday life.
Do You Know How to Properly Recycle?
We invited representatives from Recology, one of San Francisco’s waste recovery companies, to help us learn more about what goes where, how, and why so we can do our part to reach Zero Waste by 2030.
Next Generation Environmentalism with ELI
For over a decade, we’ve sponsored the work of the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a leading non-partisan think tank working to create a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law. Three ELI attorneys joined us for a conversation about the work they’re doing to make the world a better place for all of us.
“Making our day-to-day operations greener benefits our clients, team members, and families. We use remotely controlled multiple-socket outlets, saving stand-by electricity. We introduced ‘PH Goes Green’ bikes, used for short trips, reducing our carbon footprint.”