Chloe Holderness

Senior Advisor

Chloe Holderness is a part-time Senior Advisor with the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2007 and, as Managing Director, helped to establish the Foundation as a leading capacity builder and provider of critical pro bono legal services to the global social entrepreneurship community.

Before joining the Foundation, Ms. Holderness worked in the legal, finance and economic development fields as an attorney specializing in corporate transactions and business law at McGuireWoods LLP, a research associate with the Kenan Institute’s Office of Economic Development and Center for Sustainable Enterprise, and as a corporate finance and M&A associate in the investment banking group at First Union Securities.

Ms. Holderness received a B.A, with honors, from Davidson College, a J.D. from The University of North Carolina School of Law and an M.B.A. from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. At UNC, she was editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Ms. Holderness is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.

Ms. Holderness co-teaches a new legal course entitled, Law & Social Entrepreneurshipat Georgetown University Law School. She regularly speaks regarding pro bono, thesocial entrepreneurship sector and the legal issues facing social entrepreneurs.