Eve Runyon, Esq.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pro Bono Institute
Eve Runyon is the president and CEO of Pro Bono Institute. Runyon first joined PBI in 2005 to lead Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO). Under Runyon’s leadership, CPBO designed and implemented innovative initiatives to expand the commitment to pro bono across in-house law departments to include, among other things, the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® initiative and support for broader multijurisdictional practice pro bono rules applicable to in-house pro bono. In connection with multijurisdictional practice, Runyon served on the Advisory Committee on Pro Bono Service by In-House Counsel in New York State and has spoken on the topic at numerous access to justice summits as well as before the Conference of Chief Justices and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Runyon has traveled throughout the U.S. discussing strategies for initiating and sustaining in-house pro bono and improving access to justice.
Before joining CPBO, Runyon worked for more than five years as a lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom in Washington, D.C., where she represented major U.S. electric, gas, and pipeline companies in matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and federal and state courts. While at Skadden, she participated in the Skadden Loaned Associate program, a seven-month externship program with Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. At Legal Aid, she served as lead counsel in child custody, child support, domestic violence, landlord tenant, housing, and public benefits cases.
Runyon graduated from the University of Virginia and Yale Law School.
Director, Corporate Pro Bono
Alyssa Saunders is the interim director of Corporate Pro Bono. Before joining CPBO, Saunders worked for Cooley† where she served on the Pro Bono Committee in the Washington, D.C. office and coordinated that office’s pro bono summer associate research program. As a law firm associate, Alyssa worked on a diverse array of pro bono matters, including affirmative and defensive asylum cases, social security disability appeals, litigating civil rights cases in federal district court, and representing tenants in eviction proceedings. At Cooley, Alyssa also counseled and litigated on behalf of clients in the higher education and media and telecommunications industries. Previously, Alyssa clerked for Judge Michael Baylson of the United States District Court for the Easter District of Pennsylvania. Prior to clerking, Alyssa was an associate at Dechert†. Alyssa graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Project Assistant, Corporate Pro Bono
Lily Constine is the Project Assistant for Corporate Pro Bono. Lily joined CPBO in 2019. Prior to joining CPBO, she was a special events intern at the American Heart Association. Lily graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2018 with a B.A. in English. While at Sewanee, Lily interned with the development team at Ronald McDonald House in Houston, TX , writing social media copy and and web content. Additionally, during her time at Sewanee, she helped to plan fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Eve L. Runyon, Esq.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pro Bono Institute