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Washington Business Journal Recognizes Crowell & Moring Among Top Corporate Philanthropists for Pro Bono Efforts for Sixth Straight Year

Washington – January 18, 2018: Crowell & Moring LLP has been recognized as one of Washington's top philanthropic companies in 2017 in the Washington Business Journal's annual Corporate Philanthropy Awards. The firm ranked eighth among 25 area law firms for pro bono hours, with 30,877 hours contributed in 2016 by the firm's Washington, D.C., office. The firm provided counseling and handled high-impact litigation for pro bono clients on issues ranging from human trafficking and housing discrimination to voting rights and asylum. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Crowell & Moring has been honored by the regional news organization for its pro bono efforts.

WBJ's Corporate Philanthropy Awards honor the Washington region's most active and inspirational companies and nonprofits that have made a difference in their communities through financial and volunteer philanthropic work, charitable giving, volunteer hours, and pro bono work.

In addition to the pro bono ranking, Crowell & Moring was ranked ninth among 15 area law firms in the midsize companies – giving category, providing $483,374 in donations. The publication's editors ranked the honorees by metro-area cash donations and volunteer hours, based on companies' submitted data.

Crowell & Moring established the C&M Foundation in 1999 as a separate nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting organizations that focus on education as a way of breaking the cycle of poverty for low-income individuals and at-risk youth.

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 the indigent and suffering in local communities and around the world.

About Crowell & Moring LLP 

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 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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