Accolades

Ropes & Gray’s commitment to pro bono service has garnered many accolades and awards:

  • The American Lawyer ranked Ropes & Gray eighth on its “2018 Pro Bono Scorecard,” the firm’s highest showing ever.
  • Ropes & Gray has been consistently recognized for innovative pro bono work by the Financial Times:
    • In its Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2018 report, the FT recognized Ropes & Gray’s international pro bono program for its collaboration with Liberty Asia to develop a toolkit to help anti-trafficking groups.
    • The FT cited the firm in the “Social Responsibility” category in its Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2017 report. The FT noted Ropes & Gray’s work with Liberty Asia in using the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to tackle the complex issue of human trafficking in Asia.
    • The FT North America Innovative Lawyers Report 2016 designated Ropes & Gray “commended” in the “Pro Bono” category for the firm’s work to exonerate wrongly convicted client George Perrot.
  • The 2019 Vault “Best Law Firms to Work For” guide ranked Ropes & Gray number six among U.S. firms in the “Pro Bono” category.
  • Ropes & Gray earned the number one ranking on The American Lawyer’s 2018 “A-List,” an annual ranking of the top 20 law firms in the United States. The firm’s pro bono work factored strongly in the prestigious honor.
  • Ropes & Gray was honored by Law360 as a “Pro Bono Firm of the Year” in 2016 and 2014.
  • Ropes & Gray was named “Pro Bono Program of the Year” at the inaugural Chambers Diversity Awards in 2016.
  • Ropes & Gray was just one of three law firms honored with Immigration Equality’s Safe Haven Award in 2016. The Safe Haven Award recognizes firms whose attorneys have excelled in representing clients placed with them by Immigration Equality.
  • Veterans Legal Services, a legal aid organization that provides free legal assistance to homeless and low-income veterans in Boston, honored Ropes & Gray with its Outstanding Pro Bono Award in 2016.
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