This chart lists the nation’s 200 highest-grossing firms ranked by their pro bono score. Half of the score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer in 2012, while the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of pro bono work. Calculations are based on the number of lawyers in U.S. offices only as of December 31, 2012. We define pro bono work 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. For a list of Am Law 200 firms that declined to disclose their pro bono numbers, click here.
¹ Fulbright & Jaworski joined with Norton Rose in June 2013 to form the Norton Rose Fulbright verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.
² SNR Denton joined with Fraser Milner Casgrain and Salans in March 2013 to form the Dentons verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.