Arnold & Porter Ranked Top-5 Firm in Law360 'Social Impact Report' and Named Top-10 Firm by Law.com International for Pro Bono Excellence
This week, Arnold & Porter was recognized as a top-5 firm in Law360's inaugural Social Impact Leaders report, which examines the efforts taken by law firms to "make the world a better place." The report, which also ranked the Firm #5 for Pro Bono, highlights firms who are "setting the bar for social impact" based on pro bono work, racial and ethnic diversity, gender equality, and employee engagement.
Law360 specifically highlighted the firm's robust pro bono program, which provided more than 121,000 hours of pro bono service in 2020. Last year, the firm pioneered and expanded a national program providing pro bono unemployment benefits assistance to those who lost jobs and hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report additionally commended the firm's extensive voting rights work, which involves representing prominent advocacy organizations, concerned citizens and government officials in challenging state and federal laws that restrict voting rights and hinder free and fair elections.
Law.com International also commended the Firm's international pro bono commitment by naming Arnold & Porter as a top-10 firm in a report on "The Best Law Firms for UK Pro Bono, 2021." The publication, which profiled firms who "stood out for their pro bono efforts" in the UK, noted that Arnold & Porter committed the highest number of pro bono hours per fee earner over the past year. The publication also applauded the firm's successful outcome in the inquest into the death of Harry Richford, which brought an NHS Trust's neglect into light. Last year, all attorneys in Arnold & Porter's London office dedicated hours to pro bono services.
Arnold & Porter's attorneys regularly handle pro bono matters relating to civil rights litigation, criminal justice reform, immigration, housing, poverty law, reducing gun violence, and transactional, regulatory, and public policy matters.