Ranking the Firms: 2007 Pro Bono

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This chart lists the nation’s 200 highest-grossing firms, ranked by their pro bono score on the most recent Am Law 200 survey. Half of the score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer, while the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who perform more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Calculations are based on U.S. offices only. We define pro bono as legal services donated to organizations or individuals that could not otherwise afford them. We do not include work done by paralegals or summer associates, nor time spent on bar association work, on nonlegal work for charities, or on boards of nonprofit organizations. Only work that protects civil or public rights or addresses the needs of people with limited means qualifies as pro bono for these purposes. A score of 0 indicates that pro bono numbers were not submitted.

Pro Bono Rank Firm (Am Law 200 Rank) Am Law Pro Bono Score Average Pro Bono Hours Per Lawyer % of Lawyers With More Than 20 Hours
1 Jenner & Block (79) 133.8 174.8 92.8
2 Covington & Burling (61) 111.6 152.9 70.2
3 Patterson Belknap (160) 110.7 125.7 95.6
4 Holland & Hart (153) 104.0 112.4 95.7
5 Arnold & Porter (55) 103.9 132.4 75.5
6 Hughes Hubbard (103) 101.2 121.8 80.7
7 Debevoise & Plimpton (33) 96.8 130.9 62.8
8 Dechert (25) 91.6 85.0 98.1
9 Robins, Kaplan (135) 89.4 101.6 77.3
10 Milbank, Tweed (38) 88.1 86.8 89.4
11 Shearman & Sterling (19) 87.4 90.8 84.1
12 LeBoeuf, Lamb1 (49) 86.4 111.0 61.8
13 Wilmer (17) 85.8 112.9 58.7
14 Hogan & Hartson (24) 85.5 86.6 84.4
15 Heller Ehrman (56) 85.4 107.5 63.3
16 DLA Piper US2 (11) 84.9 79.4 90.4
17 Orrick (27) 84.2 93.5 74.9
18 Howrey (59) 83.4 116.1 50.8
19 Foley Hoag (158) 83.3 100.1 66.5
20 Cravath (43) 81.0 115.6 46.5
20 Gibson, Dunn (20) 81.0 96.7 65.4
22 Latham & Watkins (2) 78.5 97.1 60.0
23 Weil, Gotshal (10) 76.5 87.2 65.7
24 Morrison & Foerster (21) 75.3 93.8 56.8
25 Morgan, Lewis (12) 74.7 73.5 76.0
26 O’Melveny & Myers (18) 73.9 89.7 58.2
27 Dickstein Shapiro (91) 73.6 86.6 60.5
28 Munger, Tolles (125) 73.4 88.6 58.3
29 Sonnenschein (58) 73.2 79.9 66.6
30 Skadden (1) 71.9 87.4 56.5
31 Kilpatrick Stockton (100) 71.2 58.2 84.2
32 Paul, Weiss (36) 71.0 93.0 49.1
33 Steptoe & Johnson (77) 70.8 67.9 73.7
34 Cleary Gottlieb (21) 70.4 87.9 52.9
35 Fried, Frank (51) 69.9 97.6 42.1
36 Goulston & Storrs (187) 69.5 77.0 61.9
37 Nelson Mullins (139) 69.4 77.7 61.0
38 Michael Best (182) 64.5 58.4 70.6
39 Manatt, Phelps (111) 63.1 66.4 59.7
40 Bingham McCutchen (30) 62.1 70.9 53.4
41 Sidley Austin (5) 62.0 79.1 45.0
42 Alston & Bird (54) 61.4 63.9 59.0
43 Patton Boggs (85) 60.7 67.5 53.9
44 Akin Gump (29) 60.0 69.0 51.1
44 Schiff Hardin (114) 60.0 74.3 45.7
46 Fulbright & Jaworski (37) 59.5 70.0 49.1
47 Hunton & Williams (35) 58.8 58.0 59.6
47 McDermott Will (14) 58.8 59.8 57.9
47 Simpson Thacher (16) 58.8 73.3 44.3
50 Dewey Ballantine3 (66) 58.6 69.8 47.3
51 Davis Polk (26) 58.2 71.1 45.4
51 Irell & Manella (118) 58.2 74.1 42.3
53 Proskauer Rose (39) 57.5 61.1 54.0
54 Ballard Spahr (98) 56.6 60.0 53.2
55 Lowenstein Sandler (138) 56.2 70.0 42.3
56 White & Case (6) 55.9 69.0 42.8
57 Saul Ewing (181) 54.8 42.5 67.2
58 Cooley (57) 54.6 65.0 44.2
59 Faegre & Benson (94) 54.2 55.7 52.6
60 Pepper Hamilton (88) 53.7 65.3 42.2
61 Dorsey & Whitney (73) 52.8 53.7 51.8
62 Kirkland & Ellis (7) 52.4 67.5 37.3
63 Schulte Roth (67) 52.1 52.2 52.0
64 Arent Fox (127) 52.0 55.3 48.7
65 Sutherland Asbill (93) 50.7 55.1 46.2
66 Crowell & Moring (113) 50.6 51.4 49.8
67 Goodwin Procter (42) 50.5 61.5 39.5
68 Carlton Fields (179) 49.8 44.3 55.2
69 Quarles & Brady (127) 49.4 59.1 39.7
70 Reed Smith (23) 48.9 51.2 46.7
71 Fenwick & West (141) 48.6 54.1 43.1
72 Sullivan & Cromwell (13) 48.4 59.4 37.3
73 Kaye Scholer (62) 48.2 56.8 39.6
74 Kramer Levin (90) 47.5 55.1 40.0
75 Chadbourne & Parke (97) 47.4 57.0 37.8
76 Sullivan & Worcester (194) 46.7 41.3 52.1
77 Snell & Wilmer (119) 46.6 43.2 49.9
78 King & Spalding (40) 46.5 43.2 49.7
79 Paul, Hastings (15) 46.3 51.6 41.0
79 Ropes & Gray (31) 46.3 59.4 33.2
81 Holland & Knight (41) 45.5 51.2 39.9
82 Mintz, Levin (92) 44.8 50.9 38.7
83 Stroock & Stroock (88) 44.6 48.6 40.7
84 Winston & Strawn (34) 44.4 48.1 40.7
85 Vinson & Elkins (45) 43.6 46.3 40.8
86 Gibbons (199) 43.5 62.2 24.7
87 Foley & Lardner (32) 42.5 38.9 46.1
88 Dinsmore & Shohl (183) 42.0 44.6 39.4
89 Pillsbury Winthrop (46) 41.7 48.4 35.1
90 Davis Wright (117) 41.1 41.7 40.5
91 Brown Rudnick (161) 40.4 34.6 46.2
92 Cahill Gordon (99) 40.1 44.1 36.2
93 McCarter & English (123) 39.6 49.4 29.7
94 Perkins Coie (69) 39.1 39.6 38.6
95 Dykema Gossett (151) 38.8 33.1 44.5
96 Choate, Hall (159) 38.2 43.4 33.0
97 Frost Brown (169) 38.1 34.3 41.8
97 Squire, Sanders (53) 38.1 52.3 23.9
99 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (28) 38.0 34.7 41.4
99 McKenna Long (105) 38.0 33.5 42.5
101 Venable (80) 37.8 39.9 35.7
102 Bryan Cave (60) 37.4 39.6 35.2
102 Buchanan Ingersoll (96) 37.4 46.6 28.3
104 Jones Day (4) 37.1 42.8 31.4
105 Baker Botts (49) 37.0 40.1 33.8
105 Kelley Drye (103) 37.0 42.0 32.0
105 Mayer Brown (9) 37.0 39.8 34.1
108 Wilson Sonsini (52) 36.8 44.1 29.4
109 Willkie Farr (44) 36.1 35.7 36.5
110 Troutman Sanders (75) 36.0 29.9 42.0
111 Blank Rome (84) 35.9 32.9 38.9
112 Katten Muchin (63) 34.3 38.0 30.5
112 Nixon Peabody (64) 34.3 29.0 39.6
114 Cozen O’Connor (114) 34.0 29.2 38.9
115 Cadwalader (47) 33.5 35.0 32.1
116 Vorys, Sater (154) 33.0 48.4 17.5
117 Bell, Boyd (174) 32.7 26.9 38.4
118 Thompson Coburn (167) 32.2 34.5 29.8
119 Womble Carlyle (94) 29.9 33.3 26.6
120 Baker & Hostetler (83) 29.5 32.7 26.3
120 Baker & McKenzie (3) 29.5 34.7 24.4
122 Holme Roberts (189) 28.8 36.0 21.7
122 Seyfarth Shaw (65) 28.8 26.3 31.4
122 Shook, Hardy (82) 28.8 28.6 29.0
122 Sills Cummis (199) 28.8 31.0 26.7
126 Porter Wright (176) 28.5 33.4 23.6
127 Lord, Bissell4 (155) 28.0 31.4 24.5
128 Powell Goldstein (171) 27.2 26.1 28.3
129 Barnes & Thornburg (129) 27.1 25.3 28.9
130 Drinker Biddle (74) 26.8 24.1 29.4
131 Stoel Rives (146) 26.6 26.6 26.7
132 Boies, Schiller (108) 26.1 30.5 21.7
132 Wiley Rein (142) 26.1 27.6 24.6
134 Day Pitney (120) 24.0 22.3 25.7
135 Edwards Angell (81) 23.8 21.5 26.2
136 Jackson Walker (150) 22.9 21.4 24.4
137 Haynes and Boone (101) 22.2 21.7 22.7
138 Thelen Reid (76) 22.0 23.4 20.6
139 Curtis, Mallet-Prevost (193) 21.7 29.0 14.5
139 Duane Morris (71) 21.7 18.7 24.8
139 McKee Nelson (134) 21.7 20.6 22.8
142 Adams and Reese (195) 21.2 23.1 19.2
143 Baker & Daniels (174) 20.9 18.5 23.2
144 Baker, Donelson (124) 19.2 16.1 22.3
144 Bracewell & Giuliani (112) 19.2 16.4 22.0
144 Luce, Forward (191) 19.2 13.0 25.5
147 Finnegan, Henderson (86) 19.1 21.2 17.1
148 Greenberg Traurig (8) 18.9 19.4 18.4
149 Chapman and Cutler (171) 18.7 15.2 22.1
150 Fragomen, Del Rey (109) 17.1 20.9 13.3
151 Sedgwick, Detert (136) 16.8 17.8 15.9
152 Andrews Kurth (107) 16.6 16.0 17.1
153 Sheppard, Mullin (78) 16.4 14.1 18.7
154 Husch & Eppenberger5 (176) 15.8 14.0 17.6
155 Wolf, Block (145) 15.3 15.5 15.1
156 Epstein Becker (126) 15.2 11.5 18.9
157 Locke Liddell6 (110) 15.1 11.4 18.7
157 McGuireWoods (68) 15.1 15.3 14.9
157 Vedder, Price (144) 15.1 11.2 19.0
160 Thompson Hine (137) 14.4 12.6 16.1
161 Miller, Canfield (163) 14.2 13.1 15.3
161 Stinson Morrison7 (168) 14.2 19.5 8.8
163 Blackwell Sanders8 (173) 14.0 14.2 13.8
163 Fox Rothschild (140) 14.0 10.4 17.6
165 Gardere Wynne (147) 13.9 11.5 16.4
165 Townsend and Townsend (162) 13.9 12.5 15.4
167 Fish & Richardson (72) 13.3 12.8 13.8
168 Kenyon & Kenyon (180) 13.1 13.8 12.3
169 Kasowitz, Benson (133) 13.0 13.6 12.5
170 Polsinelli Shalton (190) 12.8 16.3 9.4
171 Akerman Senterfitt (106) 12.6 12.2 12.9
172 Moore & Van Allen (151) 12.4 9.4 15.3
173 Morris, Manning (198) 12.1 9.8 14.3
174 Thacher Proffitt (131) 11.7 10.8 12.5
175 Thompson & Knight (122) 11.2 9.1 13.4
176 Williams Mullen (164) 10.6 10.1 11.0
177 Stevens & Lee (191) 9.9 11.8 8.1
178 Kutak Rock (148) 9.6 7.9 11.3
179 Loeb & Loeb (120) 9.1 8.4 9.8
180 Ice Miller (185) 8.3 6.3 10.3
181 Ogletree, Deakins (149) 8.1 8.1 8.1
182 Lathrop & Gage (196) 6.5 8.2 4.8
183 Winstead (156) 6.1 4.9 7.2
184 Littler Mendelson (87) 5.9 6.0 5.9
185 Hinshaw & Culbertson (143) 5.4 5.1 5.7
186 Gordon & Rees (164) 3.1 2.3 3.9
187 Fitzpatrick, Cella (197) 0.9 1.0 0.8
200 Allen Matkins (157) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Bradley Arant (176) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Dow, Lohnes (186) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Herrick, Feinstein (170) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Honigman Miller (166) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Jackson Lewis (130) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Jeffer, Mangels (188) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Knobbe, Martens (184) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Lewis Brisbois (132) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Quinn Emanuel (70) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Wachtell (48) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Williams & Connolly (114) 0.0 0.0 0.0
200 Wilson Elser (102) 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae merged with Dewey Ballantine in October 2007 to form Dewey & LeBoeuf. The numbers presented throughout reflect the separate entities.
2 DLA Piper is structured as a set of alliances, so the results reflect the U.S. operation only.
3 Dewey Ballantine merged with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in October 2007 to form Dewey & LeBoeuf. The numbers presented throughout reflect the separate entities.
4 Lord, Bissell & Brook merged with Locke Liddell & Sapp in October 2007 to form Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell. The numbers presented throughout reflect the separate entities.
5 Husch & Eppenberger merged with Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin in February 2008 to form Husch Blackwell Sanders.
6 Locke Liddell & Sapp merged with Lord, Bissell & Brook in October 2007 to form Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell. The numbers presented throughout reflect the separate entities.
7 Stinson Morrison Hecker’s figures are based on calendar year 2007 because its fiscal year ended April 30, 2008, which was past our reporting deadline.
8 Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin merged with Husch & Eppenberger in February 2008 to form Husch Blackwell Sanders.

This chart lists the nation’s 200 highest-grossing firms, ranked by their pro bono score on the most recent Am Law 200 survey. Half of the score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer, while the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who perform more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Calculations are based on U.S. offices only. We define pro bono as legal services donated to organizations or individuals that could not otherwise afford them. We do not include work done by paralegals or summer associates, nor time spent on bar association work, on nonlegal work for charities, or on boards of nonprofit organizations. Only work that protects civil or public rights or addresses the needs of people with limited means qualifies as pro bono for these purposes. A score of 0 indicates that pro bono numbers were not submitted.