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Pro Bono Rank Firm
(Am Law 200 Rank)
Am Law
Pro Bono Score
Average Pro Bono
Hours Per Lawyer
% of Lawyers
With More Than 20 Hours
50
Cooley Godward (51)
62.9
70.7
55.0

 

A groundbreaking decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in January 2009 has kept alive a five-year-old human rights suit against General Mohamed Ali Samantar, Somalia's former prime minister and minister of defense. Cooley Godward Kronish partner Robert Vieth convinced the appellate court that the The Am Law Pro Bono 100Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FISA) does not grant legal immunity to individuals.

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