At Ropes & Gray, we’ve built a firm dedicated to our clients, communities and colleagues across the globe. This commitment requires us to continuously focus on both performance and purpose, a combination that distinguishes us from the world’s elite firms. Our lawyers are encouraged to contribute at least 20 hours of pro bono work each year, and, for the purposes for associate reviews and compensation, the firm gives equal credit to time spent on pro bono matters and client work.
This dedication to pro bono work is rooted in the example set more than a century and a half ago by firm co-founder John Codman Ropes, who provided free legal services to the families of U.S. Civil War soldiers. Since that time, we’ve leveraged the legal training of our people to regularly give back to those in need. Our pro bono practice is rich and varied, and has included securing asylum for endangered immigrants, supporting military veterans, winning the release of the wrongly convicted and more.