White & Case was ranked a top pro bono law firm by Law360. The publication ranked law firms based on the number of pro bono attorney hours and major victories in high-profile matters between June 1, 2011, and June 1, 2012. During that timeframe, the Firm's lawyers logged more than 82,000 hours of pro bono work globally — or 43 hours per attorney. Law360 profiled our work on a wrongful conviction overturned on appeal, a New Jersey Supreme Court decision to restore education funding to low-income school districts and the latest in a series of debt-for-nature swaps.
"Pro bono is not an option. You may think it is a waste of money, or you may think it's a wonderful thing, but no law firm cannot not do pro bono," said Ian Forrester, head of the Firm's Global Pro Bono practice "It is a moral and professional obligation, which is ineluctable."
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