Citizenship is an integral part of our culture. All of our 6,000+ staff strive to devote at least 25 hours each year to citizenship activities as part of normal work duties. Our lawyers devote more than 100,000 hours every year to pro bono matters. We invest in the places where our clients live and work.

Empowering Girls and Women Initiative

We have challenged ourselves over the past three years to focus our time, skills, and resources on empowering, advancing, and protecting the rights of girls and women. As 2018 came to a close, we were proud to have far exceeded our original targets.

We have delivered weeklong, comprehensive trainings to lawyers in the Balkans to equip them to tackle gender-based violence. We have worked with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network every year to review, research, and update six different databases covering all U.S. state laws that impact sexual assault victims and counselors. We were also the first private-sector sponsor for SPRING, a change accelerator for girls in East Africa and South Asia.

HLBaSE

HL BaSE is our international social enterprise and social finance practice. Our mission is to offer accessible legal support for business as a force for good. Over the past 10 years, we have offered pro bono legal advice to a wide range of social impact enterprises and have partnered with clients to offer free legal advice to social entrepreneurs through our HL BaSE Catalyst program.

In 2018, we are proud to have advised Signol – a mission-led business promoting sustainability in the aviation sector – on corporate structure aspects, supporting the business to scale. Signol uses cutting-edge behavioral science with a proprietary platform to improve fuel efficiency
and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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