Description: Founded in 1844, McCarter & English is a law firm representing Fortune 500 and middle- market companies in corporate transactions and in national, regional and local litigation.
Proudest Gift: The firm boasts one of the country's leading pro bono programs. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the firm provided financial and legal assistance to victims and created a post-storm handbook filled with essential information on insurance, housing, finances, immigration and other critical topics. Ongoing assistance has come through a monthly legal clinic called Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.
Philanthropic Focus: McCarter concentrates its pro bono services in eight areas: criminal justice, military/veterans affairs, human rights, family law, civil law, nonprofit counseling, consumer and housing law, and education.
Encouraging Philanthropy in the Workplace: The firm awards unlimited billable credit to associates who perform pro bono work, and has signed on to a challenge calling for it to contribute pro bono time equal to 3 percent of total billable hours.