Munger, Tolles & Olson secured the No. 4 spot in The American Lawyer’s list of top Big Law firms for U.S. pro bono commitment published in the magazine’s July 2017 issue.
Munger Tolles advanced six spots from its 2016 ranking. In addition, on the publication’s ranking of average pro bono hours per attorney, the firm earned the No. 2 spot, reporting a mean of 147.6 hours per attorney in 2016.
The pro bono matters that contributed to our high ranking in 2017 include:
- Obtaining a landmark settlement protecting the personal possessions of homeless individuals in Pomona, California.
- Securing a permanent injunction from the Nevada Supreme Court that challenged a Senate Bill which would offer tax-funded vouchers to pay for private, parochial or home schooling.
- Investigating police bias as part of the San Francisco Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement.
- Teaming with Inner City Law Center to secure the housing rights of low-income tenants in Los Angeles.
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.