Global Citizenship

Our role in the global community

White & Case works for positive change

Global Citizenship describes our role—as a business and as individuals—as active participants in the global community. We seek to achieve the greatest possible impact by providing free legal services, educating future leaders of the legal profession and investing in our communities through volunteering and charitable giving—all while operating our own business sustainably, responsibly and ethically.


2022 Pro Bono Firm of the Year

For the second consecutive year, Who's Who Legal has named White & Case 2022 "Pro Bono Firm of the Year" based on the Firm's "outstanding work" in 2021 at its Who's Who Legal Awards 2022.

UN Global Compact signatory since 2016

White & Case was one of the first law firms to sign the UN Global Compact, committing to adopt sustainable and responsible policies. Learn more in our 2022 Communication on Progress report.

Providers of legal education worldwide

Reaching more than 5,000 students, lawyers and judges worldwide, our legal education programs teach practical skills and cultivate interest in the rule of law.

Elevate: Investing in the next generation

Our global Elevate campaign provides a unifying theme for our volunteering and charitable giving to educate, empower and develop employability skills for young people.

White & Case pro bono

Our pro bono work builds a healthier and more just future for everyone. Watch our video to learn more.

Global Citizenship Review

Our pro bono and volunteering work play important roles in our Global Citizenship function. In 2023, lawyers in all our offices and in every practice devoted more than 105,000 hours to pro bono matters.

Learn more about our work in our 2023 Global Citizenship Review

Read our previous Global Citizenship Reviews


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Highlights of our Global Citizenship work

Learn more about our pro bono, legal education, volunteering and responsible business efforts.

Ukraine response
Call to action
Responding to those affected by the war in Ukraine
justice shawn williams
Journey to justice
Fighting to obtain just compensation for our client who was wrongfully convicted of murder
First class
Marking a milestone for Bhutan’s first law school 
Environmental Sustainability Report
Read our 2022 Environmental Sustainability Report
2022 Communication on Progress for the UN Global Compact
Siberian student scales birch tree for internet access as classes move online
Remote learning
Our legal education and pipeline programs continued in virtual settings around the world


Elizabeth Black
Director, Global Citizenship
Washington, DC

Louis O'Neill
Counsel and Director of Pro Bono
New York

Patrick Rickerfor
Associate Director, Global Pro Bono Practice
New York

Sophie Orr
Senior Manager of Pro Bono and Global Citizenship


Madaline George
Manager, Global Citizenship
Washington, DC

Karla Vergara
Pro Bono Manager
New York