Advancing racial justice a year after reaffirming its pro bono commitment Hogan Lovells significantly expands its work on behalf of people of color

Advancing racial justice: A year after reaffirming its pro bono commitment, Hogan Lovells significantly expands its work on behalf of people of color

Press releases | 17 June 2021

Washington, D.C., 17 June 2020 –  In June 2020, Hogan Lovells made a formal pledge to devote at least 65,000 pro bono hours through 2023 to breaking down the deeply rooted, systemic barriers in society that profoundly impact people of color.

The firm is well on its way to meeting this pledge. During the past year, our U.S. offices opened more than 140 new matters focused on combatting discrimination in the areas of criminal justice, housing and economic justice, and voting rights.

Our  U.S. colleagues have surpassed the 36,000-hour mark in relation to this initiative. The firm’s Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston offices each have devoted more than 1,000 related hours in 2020.

“As the first major law firm to form a stand-alone pro bono practice more than 50 years ago, Hogan Lovells has a history of fighting for racial justice,” said Pro Bono Partner T. Weymouth. “We know there is much more work to be done and are proud to continue the fight for equality on many fronts.” 

Highlights of our pro bono efforts include:

In addition to our pro bono efforts, we have teamed with PeaceTech Lab to amplify racial justice work through technology training.

A link to the announcement of our pro bono commitment announced last year is here.