Law360 Honors Cleary Gottlieb as a Top Pro Bono Firm

August 21, 2015

Cleary Gottlieb has been named by Law360 as one of its Pro Bono Firms of 2015 and included on its list of Pro Bono All Stars 2015, in recognition of the firm’s dedication to working with pro bono clients and noteworthy causes.

Law360 reporter Lisa Ryan said that Cleary and the others on the list of 20 top pro bono firms “logged an average of 96.55 hours per lawyer” between June 2014 and June 2015. The Aug. 21 article notes that the list “not only honors firms that donated their time and resources to important causes, from fighting family immigrant detention to advocating for marriage equality, but also overcame hurdles to nab major wins on behalf of their clients.”

The Pro Bono All Stars list counts Cleary among 17 firms that “have demonstrated exceptionally stalwart commitment to pro bono work year after year, dedicating substantial resources over the past half-decade to impactful cases crucial to the public good.” Cleary is recognized for its work, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center and Lite De Palma Greenberg LLC, representing plaintiffs in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, Michael Ferguson, et al., v. JONAH, et al., against New Jersey providers of conversion therapy for fraudulently claiming that their services can change clients from gay to straight.

Law360’s Aebra Cole says that Cleary and the other firms show a “dedication to committing the same resources and effort to unpaid cases as they do to those that bring in big money.”