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Locally and globally, the shared responsibility to help others brings us closer together as a team

We recognize that being one of the world's leading law firms has its responsibilities. In 2012, the firm created the "Helping 100,000 Initiative" – an annual target to make a material difference in the lives of 100,000 people around the world. We have proudly exceeded this target every year.

This responsibility is shared by all of our attorneys, including our summer law clerks. During the 10-week program, they are actively engaged in our ongoing pro bono and community outreach initiatives, which include:

An Annual Volunteer Day held each June in New York and Washington, DC, facilitated by local non-profit organizations such as New York Cares and City Year, designed to give back to the communities where we live and work.

A decade-long partnership with My Sisters' Place (MSP), a New York-based domestic violence organization, which includes funding of a Legal Fellow and ongoing educational programs for lawyers. During the summer program, our clerks participate in a formal training with MSP and have the opportunity to work on related pro bono cases.

Scholarship support and thought leadership programs at NYU and Columbia Law, focused on furthering diversity within the legal profession. The sponsorship includes a summer lecture given by a professor from Columbia Law School. 

Rotating art exhibitions focused on diversity themes, installed on a quarterly basis. During the summer months, the Firm's Annual Arcus Exhibition is featured in celebration of Gay Pride. In addition, and in connection with our Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong, Paris, and Sydney offices, a summer cocktail reception is held in both New York and Washington, DC to celebrate the work of the featured LGBT artists. 

Pro bono work you can get involved in

Partner Chris Morvillo and Associate John Friel describe the many opportunities associates have to get involved and to give back.

Creating the best team

As a leading global firm, we service clients from all over the world. In order to meet their demands and find solutions to their most complex challenges, we must build the best team, made up of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives, and nurtured in an inclusive and supportive environment.

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Pro Bono Spotlight: United 26

Our team collaborated with the Centre for Sports and Human Rights to develop The Promise of a Positive Legacy, a report drawing attention to the human rights strategies developed by all 22 bidding cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.