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Elyse Echtman, left, and Rene Kathawala, right, of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Courtesy photos

Describe your firm’s philosophy on pro bono service.  Pro bono legal service is in our DNA. Ninety-nine percent of our U.S. lawyers and 86% of our international lawyers met the 20-hour standard last year. Associates receive full bonus credit for pro bono hours; partners are expected to meet the minimum standard. We strive to make a social impact, whether responding to the COVID-19 crisis, representing the powerless in the criminal justice and immigration systems or developing impact financing to help communities. —Rene Kathawala

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