Shearman & Sterling achieved high rankings in The American Lawyer’s 2020 Pro Bono Scorecard, the publication’s annual issue of the best 100 firms at giving back. For the fourth year in a row, the firm received the number one ranking for its breadth of commitment, as measured by the percentage of U.S.-based lawyers who performed 20 or more hours of pro bono work in 2019. The firm ranked 17th in the national category and 27th in the international category. Rankings include the top 100 law firms for each category and are calculated by measuring the percentage of lawyers performing 20 or more hours of pro bono and the average number of pro bono hours lawyer in 2019.
The American Lawyer’s Pro Bono Scorecard reports on the state of pro bono work in the nation's largest law firms, ranking the Am Law 200 based on the amount of pro bono work performed.