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Crowell & Moring Ranked #28 on American Lawyer’s 2018 ‘Pro Bono Scorecard’

Washington – July 5, 2018: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked #28 on The American Lawyer’s 2018 “Pro Bono Scorecard.” The annual scorecard ranks the AmLaw 200 firms by their pro bono score for work performed by U.S.-based lawyers.

The American Lawyer defines pro bono work as legal services donated to organizations or individuals that could not otherwise afford them. Half of a firm’s pro bono score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer in 2017, while the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of pro bono work.

In 2017, Crowell & Moring U.S.-based lawyers performed nearly 40,000 hours of pro bono work on a wide range of matters, including asylum and other immigration matters including work on behalf of immigrant children; police misconduct cases; bringing life-saving medical treatment to North Korea to treat multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis; Voting Rights Act litigation in Georgia and Alabama; representation of several death row inmates and poverty law cases, such as eviction defense and child custody litigation.

Crowell & Moring has placed in the top 40 in American Lawyer’s pro bono rankings since 2010, and in the top 30 the past two years.

The current AmLaw ranking comes on the heels of the firm’s fifth-place ranking in Vault Associate’s Pro Bono category, and the firm’s top-20 placement in Chambers Associate’s “Best Firms for Pro Bono” category. The complete AmLaw scorecard rankings and additional information can be found here.

About Crowell & Moring's Pro Bono Practice 

Crowell & Moring's pro bono practice includes a broad range of matters, particularly children's rights/family law, immigration, and criminal justice. The firm also handles countless other types of pro bono matters referred by nonprofit legal services organizations and, on occasion, its own lawyers. More than 20 years ago, Crowell & Moring was the first DC-based firm to elect a full-time public service partner and has twice been honored as D.C. Bar Pro Bono Firm of the Year in Washington, D.C. Today, the firm's lawyers contribute more than 35,000 hours in pro bono legal services annually to low-income and underrepresented individuals and deserving nonprofits.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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