Mayer Brown was honored as a 2009 Pro Bono Leader by Equip for Equality, an organization dedicated to advancing the human and civil rights of individuals with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. Among other matters, the firm has been assisting with a class action case with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Equip for Equality and the Uptown Peoples Law Center on the treatment of mentally ill prisoners within the Illinois Department of Corrections.