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Allen & Overy LLP - Global U.S. Practice

Pro Bono/Public Interest

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Pro Bono Contact

Pro Bono Contact Name David Flechner
Pro Bono Contact Title US Pro Bono Chair
Pro Bono Contact Phone 212 610 6300
Pro Bono Contact Email
Is the pro bono information indicated here firm-wide or specific to one office? Office-specific
% Firm Billable Hours last year
Average Hours per Attorney last year

Pro Bono Participation

Percent of associates participating last year
Percent of partners participating last year
Percent of other lawyers participating last year

Average hours

Average hours per associate last year
Average hours per partner last year
Average hours per other lawyer last year
What percentage of attorneys performed more than 20 hours?
What was the number of actual pro bono hours contributed by the organization in the prior calendar year?
Does the organization maintain a written pro bono policy that sets forth the organization's commitment to pro bono? Yes
How does the organization define what constitutes pro bono legal work? Legal work done by attorneys without charge for organizations who cannot afford attorneys.
Does the organization set annual goals regarding the minimum number of pro bono hours to be contributed by the organization? No
Does the organization set individual attorney goals regarding the minimum number of pro bono hours to be contributed? No

Advancement/compensation

Is an attorney's commitment to pro bono activity considered a favorable factor in advancement and compensation decisions? Yes
If yes, to what extent?

Pro bono support services

Are full-time support services (word processing, online research Lexis/Westlaw, out of pocket costs) available for pro bono representation? Yes
If so, are there any limitations?
Are associates provided written evaluations of their work on pro bono matters? No
Does the organization employ one or more of the following structures to manage its pro bono program and to provide training and guidance to participating attorneys? (Check all that apply): Full-time attorney in a dedicated pro bono coordination/oversight role
An attorney who coordinates pro bono projects as an ancillary duty to other work
Pro Bono Committee
Non-attorney administrator
How is pro bono work assigned/distributed? Via a dedicated pro bono partner in each department.
If an attorney is permitted to bring a pro bono case for possible consideration by the firm, who makes decisions about whether the firm will handle the matter? (check all that apply) Pro Bono Coordinator
Pro Bono Committee

Enabling pro bono or public interest work

Does the organization provide any of the following to enable its attorneys to participate in pro bono activities or work in a public interest setting? (Check all that apply): Externships
Sabbaticals
If so please describe

Summer associate pro bono opportunities

Are pro bono opportunities available for summer associates? Yes
Additional comments (Please use this space to provide any additional information about your organization's pro bono program including any special recognition or awards the organization has received for its pro bono work.) Participation in the firm's pro bono program is included in the performance review process to encourage, recognize and reward participation.
What are some of the areas in which your organization has performed pro bono work in the past year? Some areas in which the firm has performed pro bono work include human rights and business, microfinance and social investment, individual representation of asylum seekers, employment law, property law, litigation and tax law.

Fellowship sponsorship

Does your organization sponsor split public interest summer and/or post-graduate fellowships? No
Public Interest Fellowship Comments