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Chief Legal Officers

While many chief legal officers (CLOs) have been at the forefront of the incredible growth of in-house pro bono, pro bono efforts vary across departments. CPBO offers information and services for CLOs, tailored to legal department needs:

"By serving as the guardians of justice for even the most unpopular, lawyers […] make our world and the legal profession better." Brackett Denniston Former Sr. VP, Secretary, and GC General Electric Company
"More and more for those who operate at the intersection of law and business, pro bono is both a humane act and a wise investment that strengthens our ties to communities and consumers." David Leitch Global General Counsel Bank of America Corporation
"[A]s lawyers we have a special responsibility to fight for justice, fight for people and their rights, and help people who are less fortunate. We’re all privileged to be in the profession and to be in the positions we’re in and there are many people who need help." Gregory Jordan EVP, CAO, and General Counsel The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
"When considering candidates for our legal teams - whether for our in-house staff or the law firms who support us - I look for those with not only the best skills, but also a deep commitment to the world around them. I'm very proud of the wide variety of pro bono projects our legal teams have undertaken." Gloria Santona EVP, GC, and Secretary McDonald’s Corporation
"Pro Bono work is so critical, and that is why we at Disney Legal are committed to using our skills to provide representation to people who couldn’t otherwise afford it. We are determined to do our part to ensure people have the opportunity to pursue their rights and that our system of justice is truly available to all." Alan Braverman Sr. EVP, GC, and Secretary The Walt Disney Company
"It is part of our ethical obligations and our moral obligations to give back." Thomas Sabatino EVP and General Counsel Aetna Inc.
"We need to help [lawyers] realize that together with the tremendous privilege of being able to practice law comes the responsibility and, in fact, a duty to help others who need our services." Laura Stein EVP and GC The Clorox Company