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Why Partnerships Can Help Maximize In-House Pro Bono

November 3, 2019

Law 360 November 3, 2019 In-house lawyers at Chubb Ltd. were eager to tackle pro bono work but knew that going it alone could be a daunting challenge in terms of direction and logistics. The solution? Partnering with one of its outside firms to collaborate on matters in which the corporate attorneys lacked the necessary […]

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Why Partnerships Can Help Maximize In-House Pro Bono

November 3, 2019

Law 360 November 3, 2019 In-house lawyers at Chubb Ltd. were eager to tackle pro bono work but knew that going it alone could be a daunting challenge in terms of direction and logistics. The solution? Partnering with one of its outside firms to collaborate on matters in which the corporate attorneys lacked the necessary […]

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Innovations in Pro Bono: Davis Wright Tremaine and Amazon

October 29, 2019

Law.com October 29, 2019 More than 130 attorneys and 50 staff at Amazon and Davis Wright Tremaine partnered with Kids in Need of Defense, or KIND, to form teams to represent 28 immigrant children seeking to remain in the U.S. due to abuse, abandonment or neglect issues involving their parents. The work earned the company and the firm an […]

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How Corporate America Can Help Close The Justice Gap

October 24, 2019

Law 360 September 29, 2019 When the Trump administration threatened to eliminate the Legal Services Corp. this year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise helped marshal corporate general counsel to fight back. It’s one timely example, according to business leaders at a recent Manhattan event, of the power that companies have to enact social change. Read more…

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Sikorsky & Community Partners Receive Pro Bono Award for Work With Veterans

September 27, 2019

Law.com September 27, 2019 Corporate Pro Bono, a global project of the Washington D.C.-based Pro Bono Institute, recently announced that it will honor Connecticut’s Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, in partnership with Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and Teamsters Local 1150 with a 2019 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award. Read more…

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Daily Dicta: Meet the In-House Counsel Who Just Tried—and Won—a Billion Dollar Case

September 11, 2019

Law.com August 27, 2019 In recent years, in-house legal departments have stepped up their commitment to pro bono work. But here’s something you don’t often see: an in-house lawyer litigating and winning a pro bono case that could affect hundreds of thousands of people and result in billions of dollars in government benefits. Dominion Energy Senior Counsel […]

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How a Pro Bono Partnership Enhanced A Longstanding Relationship

July 12, 2019

Corporate Counsel Business Journal July 1, 2019 McGuireWoods and Verizon partner on more than the telecom’s legal matters – they have collaborated on a legal clinic for underserved people in Northern Virginia for more than a decade, benefiting those clients, the participating lawyers and both organizations in equal measure. Read more…

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Top Amazon Lawyer: ‘Justice for All’ Requires More Funding and Innovation

June 20, 2019

Fortune Media June 18, 2019 The rule of law paves the way for prosperity, and American corporations have a major stake in keeping the country’s promise of equal justice under law. Without it, the communities where we work and live are less prosperous, and so are the customers we serve. Corporations have a responsibility to […]

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Big Name GCs Implore Congress To Boost Legal Aid Funding

April 29, 2019

Law360 April 28, 2019 General counsel from Walmart, Amazon, General Motors and more than 250 other American companies are urging Congress to increase federal funding for the Legal Services Corporation, the country’s largest single funder of civil legal aid, despite the Trump administration’s repeated calls to ax the program. Read more…  

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In-House Counsel: Ivan Fong

April 12, 2019

Minnesota Lawyer March 25, 2019 At 3M, Fong supervises about 590 employees, including some 261 attorneys in 39 countries and distinct compliance, global security, and government affairs teams. In 2015, 3M’s law department landed on Corporate Counsel magazine’s Best Legal Departments of the Year list. In 2015 and 2017, it made the Financial Times’ Most […]

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