Rich serves as the chair of the firm's pro bono committee for the Chicago office and is a member of the firm's national pro bono committee. His pro bono interests are various and include representing families on immigration matters, including asylum and family reunification matters, representing indigent tenants in eviction court, handling an ongoing capital appeal for a death row inmate in Mississippi and representing not for profit community development corporations on zoning and transactional matters. He was awarded DLA Piper's Global Pro Bono and Community Service Partner of the Year in 2018.