Many CLOs have publicly emphasized the importance of engaging in pro bono not just for their own legal departments but for every lawyer.
Tom Sabatino, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Aetna Inc., promotes integrating pro bono and CSR.
Brackett Denniston and Ben Heineman, former General Counsels for General Electric Company, talk to Regina Pisa, Goodwin Procter Chairman Emeritus about the business case for pro bono.
Mark Roellig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company discusses the benefits of engaging in pro bono legal services.
Laura Stein, Executive Vice President – General Counsel for The Clorox Company shares why CLOs should encourage pro bono.
Ivan Fong, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel for 3M Company shares why pro bono legal services matter to business.
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.
Bill Casazza, former executive vice president and general counsel, Law & Regulatory Affairs, Aetna, Inc. (recipient of the 2015 Laurie D. Zelon Award), shared his perspective on how his legal department’s pro bono program has maintained its commitment to pro bono for more than 30 years.
For Bruce Kuhlik, former executive vice president and general counsel at Merck & Co., Inc., there are many reasons to do pro bono, including fulfilling one’s professional responsibility, but it boils down to “it’s just the right thing to do.”
Randy Milch, former general counsel and executive vice president and strategic policy advisor, Verizon Communications Inc., shared why pro bono service is important and spoke about the tremendous need for attorneys to volunteer and become evangelists for pro legal services.