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Pro Bono

Through our pro bono work, we empower individuals to seek justice and opportunity, provide nonprofit organizations the tools they need to effect change, and support the economic development of underserved communities.

Why Cooley
  • We serve our communities by representing hundreds of pro bono clients annually.
  • We help our clients overcome obstacles that appear insurmountable without legal assistance.
  • We collaborate with local and national legal services organizations and with corporate clients in our pro bono efforts.
  • All of our lawyers are encouraged to participate in our pro bono practice and pro bono work is given the same weight and credit as other matters.

2020 Year-End Pro Bono Stats

  • 100,000+ hours 
  • 1,000+ timekeepers
  • 500+ nonprofit clients
  • 125+ legal services partners

 We are committed to applying our skills, resources, and innovative approach to the law on behalf of pro bono clients locally and around the world. — Maureen Alger, Pro Bono Partner

Pro Bono Accolades

ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

Northern California Innocence Project Pro Bono Award

National ABA Section of Litigation John Minor Wisdom Award

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Group contacts
Maureen Alger  Partner Palo Alto
Orion Armon  Partner Colorado
Aaron Binstock  Partner Washington, DC
Robert Cahill  Partner Reston
Angela Dunning  Partner Palo Alto
Erik Edwards  Partner Palo Alto
Stephanie Gentile  Partner New York
Adam Gershenson  Partner Boston
Bobby Ghajar  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Natasha Kaye  Partner London
Matthew Kutcher  Partner Chicago
Whitty Somvichian  Partner San Francisco
Marc Suskin  Partner New York
Peter H. Werner  Partner San Francisco
Summer Wynn  Partner San Diego, Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Christopher B. Durbin  Of Counsel Seattle
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