Pro bono work is a core responsibility of Davis Polk. We are committed to serving the public good and providing legal services to those who cannot otherwise obtain legal representation. Our lawyers work on pro bono matters throughout their careers at the firm, and we champion pro bono work through partner mentoring, training opportunities and the commitment of resources. We consider pro bono work to be of equal stature to billable matters, and our lawyers offer the same caliber of service to our pro bono clients as we do to our paying clients.
By The Numbers
In 2012 alone:
- Lawyers from our New York, Menlo Park, Washington DC, Hong Kong and Paris offices devoted 45,457 hours to pro bono matters.
- 39% of our lawyers devoted 20 hours or more to pro bono projects.
- We advised on nearly 560 pro bono matters.