2020 Pro Bono & Social Impact Report

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Sustainability We established a firmwide Sustainability Committee at the beginning of last year. Comprising more than 30 attorneys and staff from all eight of our offices, the committee is dedicated to implementing innovative, thoughtful, and intentional initiatives that will result in better business practices and benefits to the environment and our communities coast to coast. The committee is committed to cultivating positive habits among our attorneys and staff. We believe in our collective power to make a difference. Many businesses, including our clients, have begun to dramatically transform how they make decisions and conduct operations to confront the realities of escalating resource demand, environmental degradation, and climate change. We believe law firms should join their clients in this effort. Understanding sustainability helps us better counsel our clients about the steps they need to take. Our attorneys work with clients to not only develop innovative solutions to environmental challenges and build sustainability, but also to think of environmental stewardship as their own personal responsibility. We believe in encouraging environmentally sustainable practices—in ways both big and small. This means supporting our clients’ sustainability and decarbonization efforts through our legal work, in some instances pro bono, and also making changes firmwide to minimize our ecological impact.

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