Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Ranked a Top Firm for Pro Bono by Law360
HSG Ranked Second for Firms with Less than 100 Attorneys, Top 10 for Firms of All Sizes
NEW YORK—Law360 has named Holwell Shuster & Goldberg a top 10 firm for pro bono in a first-of-its-kind ranking based on the percentage of attorneys spending 50 hours or more on pro bono cases in 2020. HSG is ranked second in the nation for firms with less than 100 attorneys, and seventh in the nation for firms of all sizes.
“A steadfast commitment to pro bono work has been a core pillar of HSG since its founding nearly 10 years ago,” said Vincent Levy, a partner at HSG and head of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. “We are proud and humbled by the stellar work our lawyers have done on behalf of a wide range of pro bono clients.”
The pro bono ranking is part of Law360’s inaugural Social Impact Leaders report, which highlights what law firms across the country are doing “to make the world a better place.” To be considered for the pro bono ranking, firms were surveyed for details on their pro bono workload and benchmarked against the 50-hour pro bono threshold, which is the American Bar Association’s yearly recommendation for all lawyers.
HSG lawyers have a long history of providing pro bono representation in matters ranging from class-wide civil rights litigation to habeas corpus petitions on behalf of indigent plaintiffs, including high-stakes commercial, immigration, and domestic relations matters. As just one example, the firm is currently spearheading two groundbreaking workplace discrimination cases filed on behalf of Frontier Airlines pilots and flight attendants who asserted claims based on Frontier’s failure to provide accommodations related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Following a settlement in one case, Frontier Airlines agreed to keep in place recent changes to its policies, including that flight attendants are now permitted to safely pump during flight with the use of wearable breast pumps. Additional information on our firm’s pro bono practice is available here.