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CPBO’s CLO & Pro Bono Podcast series is a collection of insightful discussions with chief legal officers of Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® signatories about the pro bono efforts at their departments and how they are working to improve access to justice.

Recent Episodes

Ron Bell
General Counsel and Secretary

Yahoo! Inc.
November 8, 2016
Ron Bell, General Counsel and Secretary at Yahoo, talks about Yahoo’s history, how pro bono is a natural fit with the values and the culture of Yahoo, and the tremendous benefits of providing pro bono legal services not only to the clients, but to the volunteers and the department.
This podcast is available on iTunes and YouTube.

David Leitch
Global General Counsel
Bank of America Corporation
November 1, 2016
David Leitch, global general counsel at Bank of America Corporation, talks about Bank of America’s pro bono program, why pro bono is so important, and his hope that more pro bono will be dedicated to helping individuals and more CLOs will join the CPBO Challenge® initiative.
This podcast is available on iTunes and YouTube.

Susie Lees
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Allstate Insurance Company
October 4, 2016
Susie Lees, executive vice president and general counsel, Allstate Insurance Company, discusses her career at Allstate, the company’s commitment to be a force for good, and the department’s various pro bono efforts, including representing individuals seeking expungement or clemency, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, and others. Susie also details the many benefits of pro bono for legal departments and companies. This podcast is available on iTunes and YouTube.

Alex Dimitrief
General Counsel and Senior Vice President
General Electric Company
October 3, 2016
Alex Dimitrief, general counsel and senior vice president for General Electric Company and his colleague Kate O’Leary, global executive litigation counsel and head of GE’s pro bono coordinating committee, discuss GE’s pro bono program, its pro bono efforts around the world, Alex’s goal of 100% participation, and much more. This podcast is available on iTunes and YouTube.

Marcus Brown
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Entergy Corporation
September 20, 2016
Marcus Brown, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Entergy Corporation talks about the dramatic growth of Entergy’s pro bono program and the development of the Self Help Resource Center which has served nearly 8,000 individuals in just three years. This podcast is available on iTunes and YouTube.

Michael Holston
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Merck & Co., Inc.
September 14, 2016
Michael Holston, executive vice president and general counsel of Merck, provides insight into Merck’s pro bono program and shares why being a CPBO Challenge® signatory is important, as well as how the Merck Foundation supports the legal department’s pro bono partners. This podcast is available on iTunes and YouTube.

Craig Silliman
Executive Vice President of Public Policy and General Counsel
Verizon Communications
September 6, 2016
CPBO interviews Craig Silliman, executive vice president of public policy and general counsel of Verizon Communications. Craig shares highlights from his department’s pro bono efforts and why he is passionate about access to justice. This podcast is available on iTunes and YouTube.

A full listing of all podcasts are available on iTunes and YouTube.