(May 9, 2019, Washington, DC) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP has received the 2019 Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Award. The award is presented each year to recognize a Lex Mundi member law firm that has supported the work of the foundation through various means, including providing critical pro bono legal services toward the foundation's mission. The award was presented during the Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Conference in London on May 4. Steptoe partner Meredith Rathbone accepted the award on the firm's behalf.
The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, an affiliate of Lex Mundi, is a nonprofit §501(c)(3) corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia. The foundation's mission is to engage Lex Mundi's global network of independent law firms to support and empower those working to bring about high impact and sustainable social change that improves communities and lives. The foundation achieves its mission through working with Lex Mundi lawyers to provide critical pro bono legal services to the world's leading social entrepreneurs.
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In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.