O’Melveny Featured in AmLaw’s 2015 Pro Bono Report

July 07, 2015 O’Melveny & Myers’ pro bono work received coverage in The American Lawyer’s 2015 Pro Bono Report.  The Firm was highly ranked in multiple categories, including earning the No. 10 spot for average pro bono hours performed by US-based lawyers and No. 18 in the National Pro Bono category, which is based on average pro bono hours per attorney as well as the percentage of attorneys who performed more than 20 hours of pro bono work during the year.  O’Melveny also was recognized as one of the 11 law firms that performed an average of 100 or more hours of pro bono per lawyer.

For more than 100 years, O’Melveny lawyers have been actively involved in their communities, engaging in the legal profession’s highest calling—ensuring access to justice through pro bono representation of the poor and disenfranchised.  The Firm has a long-established policy of giving lawyers full credit for all pro bono hours.  More than 70 percent of O’Melveny’s lawyers participate in pro bono projects and annually devote over 70,000 hours to those efforts.  O’Melveny’s pro bono program tackles the critical issues of the day, including immigration, housing, women’s rights, education, veterans affairs, jail reform, and community building.