First Corporate Legal Department Named to Pro Bono Hot List

The National Law Journal issues a Pro Bono Hot List each year and this year, a corporate legal department has made the top 10 list for the first time. The magazine reports that it included International Business Machines Corp. in recognition of the company’s work on behalf of Hurricane Sandy victims. It also says that inclusion of the legal department highlights the increasing corporate commitment to pro bono projects. “Legal departments are making it clear that they care and expect their outside counsel to do likewise,” the editors write.