Published: Mar 18, 2011
The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the country’s resulting nuclear crisis have most of us wondering what we can do to help. According to Above the Law, some BigLaw firms are answering that question with their own initiatives to help the people of Japan. From donating money to matching the donations of their attorneys and staff, these law firms are showing their humanitarian sides.
•Bingham McCutchen: Bingham’s personnel can donate money through the Bingham McCutchen LLP Charitable Fund, and donations will qualify for the firm’s “charitable match program.”
•Clifford Chance: The Clifford Chance Foundation will donate £50,000. The firm also plans to organize “fundraising efforts across the network.”
•Dewey & LeBoeuf: Dewey is donating $100,000 to the Japanese Red Cross Society and is collecting donations from its personnel to send to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
•Holland & Knight: Holland & Knight is teaming up with the American Red Cross to raise money by hosting a “Japanese Tsunami Relief Day” in its offices this week. Holland & Knight plans to match up to $100,000 of its personnel’s donations.
•Latham & Watkins: Latham is donating $50,000 to the Japanese crisis and will match its personnel’s donations to the Red Cross (Japan Earthquake Relief), Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children, Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund and World Vision.
•McGuire Woods: McGuire Woods will match up to $50,000 of its personnel’s donations and will contribute its matching dollars to the Red Cross.
•Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Orrick is donating $75,000 and has recommended several organizations to its personnel for their donations.
•Weil Gotshal: Weil will donate $200,000 to the Japan Society Relief Fund and the American Red Cross and is collecting donations from its personnel to send to these two organizations. In addition, if Weil personnel contribute greater than $200,000 to the relief efforts, “the Firm will match up to another $200,000.”
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