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External recognition of note

The American Lawyer recognized White & Case with its Global CSR Program of the Year for 2015 for our collaboration with the Kingdom of Bhutan to create the country’s first law school.   

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In 2013, The American Lawyer recognized White & Case with its first Global Citizenship Grand Prize for our Fighting Human Trafficking Initiative. The Initiative couples representation of human trafficking victims and support for leading anti-trafficking NGOs with efforts to bring about systemic change in the ways human trafficking cases are prosecuted and the protection countries offer to their domestic workers. Approximately 200 associates and 30 partners from 27 offices worked on an anti-human trafficking pro bono matter recognized by this award.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation honored our work over the past five years with a special Anniversary Award given to the firm which has done the most for the first five years of TrustLaw, its pro bono clearinghouse. We have taken on more than 100 matters referred by TrustLaw. In 2013, we received the 2013 Trust Law Impact Award for our work researching legislation and regulations related to the protection of domestic workers, which helped change law in the Philippines. We have also received the TrustLaw Innovation Award for our work on the Xii, the world's first social stock exchange and the TrustLaw Pro Bono Leaders Award for Best International Law Firm.

Partner Owen Pell's ten-year body of work with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation to prevent genocide received a "Standout" commendation by the Financial Times in the social responsibility category of the FT European Innovative Lawyers 2015 report.

Global Health Investment Fund won a "Commended" ranking for its innovation by the Financial Times in the social responsibility category of the FT North America Innovative Lawyers 2014 report.

Work to create the Online LGBT Tax Resource, an innovative tool that leverages technology to provide pro bono legal assistance to same-sex married couples in the United States, won a "Commended" ranking for its innovation by the Financial Times in the FT North America Innovative Lawyers 2014 report.  This project also received the 2015 Corporate Pro Bono Award from Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), a global partnership project of the Pro Bono Institute (PBI) and the Association of Corporate Counsel. The Firm collaborated with The Bank of New York Mellon and the National LGBT Bar Association on this project.

Work on anti-terrorist vetting procedures earned a "Commended" ranking for its innovation by the Financial Times in the social responsibility category of the FT Innovative Lawyers 2014 report.

Partner Jason Webber’s pro bono service over many years to the International Crisis Group was recognized by the Group’s Outstanding Commitment to International Legal Service Award.

Honored by Barreau de Paris Solidarité, the Paris Bar, for our work delivering arbitration training in Haiti in collaboration with the International Senior Lawyer’s Project.

Named Best International Law Firm for Pro Bono Work by Euromoney's Europe Women in Business Law Awards for the 2nd year in a row.

Shortlisted Ethical Initiative of the Year for our global child rights work, The Lawyer.

Named a Silver Supporter by the New York State Bar Association.

Received The Legal Aid Society of New York’s 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award.

Recognized by Rzeczpospolita for our pro bono work in the Ranking of Law Offices 2014.

Named a Who’s Who Legal Top Ten Pro Bono Firm.