Dinner Save the DateFor the first time, CPBO presented two partner awards at the PBI Annual Dinner on November 5 in New York.  CPBO presented the 2015 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award –Large Law to BNY Mellon, White & Case, and The National LGBT Bar Association for their high-impact collaboration and the 2015 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award – Small Law to Best Buy and Volunteer Lawyers Network for their decade-long, sustainable collaboration.

For more see the press release for each:

2015 CPBO Partner Award – Large Law
2015 CPBO Partner Award – Small Law


CPBO Challenge initiative bannerThirteen signatories join the CPBO Challenge® initiative.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company • Assurant, Inc • Entergy Corporation • Factset Research Systems, Inc. • FedEx Ground System, Inc. • Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. • LyondelBasell Industries N.V. • The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. • Qualcomm Incorporated • salesforce.com, inc. • Towers Watson & Co. • Xerox Corporation • Yahoo! Inc.

To learn more about the CPBO Challenge® initiative, click here.

CPBO honors PBI founder Esther F. Lardent for her unwavering commitment throughout her 45-year legal career to ensuring equal access to justice for all. In the two decades that she has served as PBI’s President and CEO, Esther’s leadership has transformed the landscape of pro bono at in-house legal departments and large law firms alike.

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Chief Legal Officers & Pro Bono

Michael Fricklas, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Viacom Inc. shares how, as leaders in the community, it is important for chief legal officers to lead by example with pro bono.

CPBO Challenge® Signatories

3M Company*†
Abbott Laboratories†
Accenture plc†
Adventist Health System†
AECOM Technology Corporation
Aetna Inc.*†
Agilent Technologies, Inc.*†
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Allstate Insurance Company†
Altria Group, Inc.*†
American Airlines, Inc.†
American Electric Power Company, Inc.†
American International Group, Inc.*†
AOL Inc.†
Aon Corporation†
Archer-Daniel-Midland Company
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.†
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.†
ARS National Services, Inc.†
Association of Corporate Counsel†
Assurant, Inc.
AT&T Inc.†
Automated Financial Systems, Inc.*†
Bank of America Corporation*†
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Best Buy Co., Inc.†
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.†
Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation†
Boston Scientific Corporation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company†
CA, Inc.*†
Capital One Financial Corporation
Cardinal Health, Inc.*†
Caterpillar Inc.*†
CBRE Group, Inc.
CBS Corporation†
Churchill Downs Incorporated
CIGNA Corporation†
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citigroup Inc.*†
The Clorox Company*†
The Coca-Cola Company*†
Computer Sciences Corporation*†
Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI)†
Counsel on Call*†
Cox Communications, Inc.†
Deere & Company*†
Dell Inc.*†
Deloitte LLP†
DHL Express (USA), Inc.
Direct Supply, Inc.
Discover Financial Services
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
Duke Energy Corporation†
Duquesne Light Company
Entergy Corporation
Exelon Corporation*†
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)†
Federal Reserve Bank of New York†
The Finish Line, Inc.†
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company*†
Fisher Healthcare*†
Ford Motor Company†
The Gap, Inc.†
General Electric Company*†
General Mills, Inc.
General Motors Company*†
Golden State Foods Corp.†
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc.*†
Hewlett-Packard Company†
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Intel Corporation*†
International Paper Company†
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.*†
Johnson & Johnson†
Johnson’s Tire Service LLC
Kaplan Higher Education†
LexisNexis Group†
LMI (Logistics Management Institute)*†
LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
Marathon Oil Corporation†
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.*†
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Mayo Clinic†
McDonald’s Corporation†
Medtronic, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.*†
MetLife, Inc.†
Microsoft Corporation*†
MillerCoors LLC†
MSA Safety Inc.
MVG Development, Inc.
National Life Insurance Company (National Life Group)†
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company†
The New York Times Company†
Office Depot, Inc.†
The Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack†
PepsiCo, Inc.*†
PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.†
Pfizer Inc.*†
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
PPG Industries, Inc.*†
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Qualcomm Incorporated
Rick Engineering Company*†
Royal Bank of Canada†
salesforce.com, inc.
Sara Lee Corporation*†
Shell Oil Company*†
Starbucks Corporation*†
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.†
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company
Symantec Corporation†
SYNNEX Corporation†
Synopsys, Inc.†
Target Corporation
TE Connectivity, Ltd.
Thomson Reuters Corporation†
The Toro Company*†
Towers Watson & Co.
TXU Energy*†
Tyson Foods, Inc.*†
U.S. Bancorp†
United Continental Holdings, Inc.†
United Parcel Service, Inc.*†
United Technologies Corporation*†
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated†
Vanderbilt University*†
Verizon Communications Inc.†
Viacom Inc.
Vulcan Inc.*†
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.†
Walgreen Co.
The Washington Post Company*†
West Monroe Partners, LLC
The Williams Companies, Inc.†
WPX Energy, Inc.
Xerox Corporation
Yahoo! Inc.
*Indicates Charter Signatory †Indicates Challenge 100 Signatory