Wilson Sonsini Receives “A” Grade on 2024 Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard

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On June 24, 2024, Law Students for Climate Accountability (LS4CA) released its fifth annual report on the role that the legal industry plays in the climate crisis more broadly. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is one of only seven firms to receive an “A” on the 2024 Law Students for Climate Accountability (LS4CA) Climate Change Scorecard. The 2024 Scorecard ranks the Vault 100 law firms based on how much fossil fuels work they have engaged in over a five-year period. For the first time, this multinational report features data from the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. Additionally, Wilson Sonsini had the highest volume of clean energy and climate-related transactional work tracked by the publication and increased its renewables practices between 2019–2023, totaling $5.29 billion. 
The Scorecard tracks litigation, transactional, and lobbying work conducted by law firms over a five-year span. Each firm receives an overall Climate Score that reflects its contribution to the climate crisis, based on the data in these three categories. Of the Vault 100 firms, only seven received an “A” Climate Score, while 11 received a “B,” six received a “C,” 34 received a “D,” and 42 received an “F.”  LS4CA, a student-led organization, publishes these rankings with the goal of empowering law students to choose professional careers aligned with personal commitments to addressing climate change. 

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