Who We Are

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is a nonprofit §501(c)(3) corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia. The Foundation is an affiliate of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. The day-to-day operations and activities of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation are supervised and administered by its Managing Director, Isis Bous; Legal Program Manager, Allison Laubach; Senior Advisor, Chloe Holderness; and its Founder and Associate Director, David Roll.

For general inquiries including project assistance, media, and support, please contact us at admin@lexmundiprobono.org.

Our Mission

The Foundation’s mission is to engage Lex Mundi’s global network of leading independent law firms to support and empower those working to bring about high impact and sustainable social change that improves communities and lives. The Foundation achieves its mission through working with Lex Mundi lawyers to provide critical pro bono legal services to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. 

Why We Do It

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation and the law firms and lawyers who are members of Lex Mundi seek to define and embody the highest ideals of the legal profession and to remain at the forefront of the profession. We believe that along with the privileges conferred upon the legal profession we have a corresponding obligation to ensure access to justice and to promote the rule of law. We choose to assist social entrepreneurs and social innovators because  they have enormous positive impact on the poor and disenfranchised and because they need the services of top tier business law firms--which precisely matches the defining characteristic of Lex Mundi membership.  By promoting the delivery of pro bono legal services to these social and economic changemakers, we are ensuring greater access to justice systems all around the world and at the same time we are strengthening the global rule of law.

Policies

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation adheres to the Privacy Policy of its affiliate, Lex Mundi Ltd. which can be found here.

Officers and Directors

Helena Samaha 
President, Director
Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation & Lex Mundi Ltd.
www.lexmundi.com

Isis M. Bous
Managing Director
Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation
www.lexmundiprobono.org

David L. Roll
Founder and Associate Director
Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation
www.lexmundiprobono.org

Tiziana Sucharitkul
Board Member
Tilleke & Gibbins
Thailand
www.tilleke.com

David Greenwald
Board Member
Jenner & Block, LLP
USA, Illinois 
www.jenner.com

Robert Granatstein
Board Member
Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP
Canada, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec 
www.blakes.com

Dr. Christoph Lang
Chair-Elect
Pestalozzi
Switzerland
www.pestalozzilaw.com

Daniel Del Río
Board Member
Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.
Mexico
www.basham.com.mx

M. Angella Castilla
Chair
Faegre Drinker
USA, Indiana
www.faegredrinker.com

Michelle Liberman
Board Member
S. Horowitz & Co.
Israel
www.s-horowitz.com

Pallavi Shroff
Board Member
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
India
www.amsshardul.com

Carlos Umaña
Board Member
Brigard & Urrutia Abogados
Colombia
www.bu.com.co/  

Michiel Wesseling
Board Member
Houthoff Buruma
Netherlands
www.houthoff.com

Benjamin Haglund
Board Member
Day Pitney LLP
USA, New Jersey
www.daypitney.com