White & Case has been named the 2016 recipient of the John H. Pickering Award, conferred for the Firm's outstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services. The award will be presented at a ceremony on November 3 in New York.
The Pickering award is presented annually by the nonprofit Pro Bono Institute (PBI), law firm WilmerHale and the Pickering family to the firm that "most closely embodies Mr. Pickering's spirit of service and demonstrates the exceptional culture of pro bono service he worked to imbue in his firm," according to PBI. Pickering was a distinguished appellate attorney known for his extraordinary commitment to pro bono and public interest law, and was a founding partner of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, which became WilmerHale.
The award recognizes White & Case's enduring commitment to providing pro bono services. Pro bono work is performed in every White & Case office around the globe, and the Firm's lawyers perform more than 90,000 hours of pro bono work annually, worldwide. More information about the Firm's global pro bono practice can be found here.
"We are grateful to be selected for this honor by the Pro Bono Institute," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "It prompts us to reflect on John H. Pickering's spirit of service and on the commitment to pro bono work he sought to inspire."
Established in 1996, the Washington, DC-based Pro Bono Institute provides research, consultative services, analysis and assessment, publications and training to a broad range of legal audiences.