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Oct. 13 2021 – At a time when communities across the U.S. are calling on corporate leaders to support social change, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is proud to be named among the top law firms in the country for social impact.
In an inaugural report listing the legal industry's 100 Social Impact Leaders, Law360 placed Davis Wright Tremaine at number 13 nationwide.
"Our lawyers, our staff, and the communities in which we work have all recognized that we're at a critical moment in the life of our country," said Thomas R. Burke, a San Francisco-based partner at Davis Wright Tremaine and chair of the firm's Pro Bono & Social Impact Committee. "I am extremely proud of the efforts of my colleagues, in cooperation with our clients and community partners, to seize this opportunity to make a difference."
Noting that Davis Wright is significantly smaller than most of the top dozen firms on the list, Burke said, "There's no area where I'd rather be punching above our weight than in social impact."
The Law360 ranking was based on four key indicators of socially responsible business practices: racial and ethnic diversity, gender equality, employee engagement, and pro bono service. The firm has been widely recognized for its leadership in all of these areas.
"Ability, integrity, and service to others are the three pillars on which Davis Wright Tremaine was built," said Joanna Plichta Boisen, the firm's chief pro bono and social impact officer. "We will continue to focus on magnifying our impact, especially as we engage more and more clients and nonprofit partners in these efforts. The work cannot, and should not, wait."
Davis Wright's social impact work includes taking on sophisticated pro bono matters, making meaningful advancements in sustainability and environmental practices, promoting governance and civic work, executing on impactful community outreach, and adopting intentional philanthropy and charitable giving strategies
About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw100 law firm with more than 600 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.dwt.com.