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Jones Day Receives Big Gavel Award for 2010!

37% of Jones Day Attorneys Make Personal Gifts


By Susan Cox, Director of Development, BASF Foundation


The BASF Foundation recently announced that its 2010 Big Gavel Award has been awarded to the San Francisco office of Jones Day, thanks to the hard work, dedication and commitment of BASF Foundation Board President Pamela K. Fulmer and her colleagues at the firm. The Big Gavel Award is presented each year by the BASF Foundation to the law firm with the largest percentage of attorneys making personal donations to VLSP and/or the BASF Foundation’s diversity pipeline programs.

Jones Day

The steady growth of the culture of giving within the legal profession is seen in 2010 -  the number of firms with participation rates of 10% or more nearly doubled, from six law firms in 2009 to eleven firms!

Several law firms who showed an admirable increase in participation overall were knocked out of the top six due to rising numbers at other firms.

Jones Day moved from sixth in 2009 to first place in 2010 with 37% of its attorneys in San Francisco making individual gifts.

Crowell & Moring—not even on our list in 2009—takes second place with 31% of attorneys making gifts to the BASF Foundation.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius shot up the rankings to third place with a hefty 27% participation rate this year.

Fourth place O’Melveny & Myers increased its percentage of individual attorneys making gifts from 18% to 26%,

Fifth place Manatt, Phelps & Phillips came in at 21%, and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton came in sixth place with 17%.

Law Firm Percentage Managing Partner
1. Jones Day 37% Robert Mittelstaedt
2. Crowell & Moring 31% Gregory Call
3. Morgan Lewis & Bockius 27% Brock Gowdy
4. O'Melveny & Myers 26% Michael Tubach
5. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips  21% James Eastman
6. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 17.5% Paul Haughey
7. Morrison & Foerster 17% Michael Agoglia
8. Munger, Tolles & Olson 14% David Fry
9. Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein 11.5% Kelly Dermody
10. Keker & Van Nest 11% Christopher Kearney
11. Farella Braun + Martel 10% Steve Lowenthal

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