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Pro Bono

The Winston & Strawn’s pro bono committee is comprised of partners, associates and staff throughout the firm who are committed to excellence in serving the public interest. We have received nearly 70 awards in the past decade commending our efforts, and have been among the first firms to adopt essential foundational pro bono initiatives…

  • To adopt a written pro bono policy in 1991
  • To become a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge
  • To establish a well-funded charitable foundation
  • To hire a full-time attorney pro bono counsel

Today, the firm’s pro bono practice is managed by two full-time attorneys: Greg McConnell, who has 15 years experience in pro bono management; and Maria Kutnick, who has nearly a decade of public interest immigration experience.

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Pro Bono Hours Over the Years
Pro Bono Judgment
Pro Bono Testimonial


Created in 2011, the Winston & Strawn LLP Fellowship Program places incoming associates in positions at local public interest law organizations of their choice during the period following graduation and prior to their official start date at the firm. The fellowship program was created to provide participating associates an opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience, and also provide much needed service to public interest law organizations. Since the inception of the program, nearly 50 incoming associates have participated and worked at a wide range of agencies across the country.

Select Case Studies and Achievements

The firm has had many notable pro bono successes and served numerous prominent clients during the last decade. The following is a selection of noteworthy matters that we have recently been involved in.

Hear our Pro Bono Counsel


We Support Our Communities

The Winston & Strawn Foundation was established more than two decades ago to provide financial support to civic and charitable organizations. Our qualified contributions amount to more than $1 million annually in cash donations to organizations involved in health and social welfare, community, arts and culture, education, and legal advocacy activities.

Through the Winston & Strawn Foundation, the firm has developed lasting relationships with many civic and nonprofit organizations in the communities across the world, putting us in touch with our community, clients, and co-workers.

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