Companies are starting to be more intentional about corporate footprints whether that’s choosing vendors, reviewing their supply chain process and in general, how they conduct business. For many law firms, purposeful activity is revealed via pro bono projects. Often these come through legal aid organizations. Unfortunately, eight out of every ten people who ask for help are turned away due to lack of resources.

How does a law firm choose the kinds of pro bono projects it wants to take on and what are the most common? Some firms are considering “impact litigation” in an effort to go beyond helping individuals and targeting legal issues that involve systemic problems facing our communities – cases that make an even larger impact. Shook, Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough speaks with Partner Scot Fishman, the director of pro bono as part of Shook’s Environmental Social and Governance podcast series, E2 – Examining ESG + litigation risks.

Shook has 18 offices in the United States and London, with attorneys and professional staff serving clients in the health, science and technology sectors in areas ranging from product liability defense and commercial litigation to intellectual property prosecution and litigation, environmental and toxic tort, privacy and data security, and regulatory counseling.

Disclaimer: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertising. The views and information discussed in this podcast are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be any kind of legal advice.


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