Munger, Tolles & Olson ranked No. 10 in The American Lawyer’s list of top Big Law firms for U.S. pro bono commitment, according to a report published in the magazine’s July 2016 issue. In the publication’s ranking of average pro bono hours per attorney, the firm earned the No. 3 spot, reporting a mean of 120.5 hours per attorney in 2015.
Munger Tolles was one of two firms that made a significant leap into the top 10 in 2016 – jumping nearly 30 spots from its 2015 ranking. The pro bono matters contributing to our high ranking in 2016 include:
- obtaining a landmark settlement that promises to restore housing for homeless and disabled veterans in Los Angeles;
- representing the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in New Mexico that seeks to establish education as a fundamental right; and
- obtaining a settlement that will protect farm workers and improve agricultural workplace safety in California.
Each year, The American Lawyer evaluates the commitment of Am Law 200 firms to pro bono service, ranking firms based on the average number of pro bono hours lawyers perform and the percentage of lawyers with more than 20 hours of pro bono work.