Since 1990, the DC legal community has come together each summer to raise funds to support Legal Aid’s mission. This year, the Making Justice Real Campaign raised nearly $3.1 million, enough to cover more than one-third of the organization’s annual budget. We are extraordinarily grateful to Honorary Co-Chairs Carter Phillips and Virginia Seitz of Sidley, our committee of associate Co-Chairs, the hundreds of attorneys who led campaigns at their firms, and the more than 5,000 people who donated.
“There is no more desperate situation confronting Legal Aid than what we face in DC these days. There are many residents in this City facing dire circumstances and who lack the ability to access legal services that can prevent catastrophes in their lives. It is a fundamental part of our professional responsibility to do what we can to ensure equal access to justice.”CARTER PHILLIPS, HONORARY CO-CHAIR
The Campaign raised over $3 million for the first time (the previous record was $2.48 million, set in 2019), and two institutional donors stepped up to make the first two $100,000 donations in the Campaign’s history: Sidley and Chemonics International. Given the rising need in our client community, this unprecedented wave of support. could not have come at a better time. We are pleased to share the firms who placed in the Top Five of their respective size categories.
2020 Top Firms
Latham & Watkins $218,110 WilmerHale $176,510 Williams & Connolly $167,229 Steptoe $79,873 Crowell $61,207
Sidley $164,096 Skadden $81,104 Jones Day $49,532 Akin Gump $19,527
Kirkland & Ellis $90,619 Mayer Brown $73,907 King & Spalding $40,178 Wiley Rein $25,041 Arent Fox $16,313
Pillsbury $39,530 Dentons $33,768 Hunton Andrews Kurth $27,526 Cooley $25,940 K&L Gates $22,264
Orrick $78,083 Kelley Drye $65,826 Alston & Bird $57,617 Blank Rome $50,198 Baker Botts $37,782
Fried Frank $85,906 Paul Weiss $60,695 Simpson Thacher $43,723 Dechert $40,829 Miller & Chevalier $40,000
Zuckerman Spaeder $38,404 Weil $21,270 Vinson & Elkins $16,436 Epstein Becker & Green $14,050 Hughes Hubbard & Reed $12,002
Wilkinson Stekloff $59,690 Debevoise & Plimpton $39,822 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner $34,574 Gilbert $25,269 Womble Bond Dickinson $21,027
Munger, Tolles & Olson
Clyde & Co