Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
October 11, 2017
Five years ago Eric Kobrick, deputy general counsel at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), played an integral role in starting a formal pro bono program for the several hundred employees in AIG’s Global Legal Compliance and Regulatory function to provide legal services to non-profit organizations and persons of limited means. Since then, the number of participants has more than tripled, steadily increasing from approximately 65 the first year to 226 last year. Kobrick’s goal, admittedly ambitious and perhaps unrealistic, is to involve every licensed lawyer at the company. He recounts how the program was built and offers advice to in-house counsel who’d like to establish a similar program at their own companies.