Honoring 10 Years of Service and Welcoming New Board Members

The Annual Conference and awards ceremony in New York provided an ideal forum to recognize the Foundation’s outgoing Managing Director, Chloe Holderness, for her outstanding contributions to the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation over the past 10 years. Together with our Founder, Dave Roll, Chloe has been responsible for the Foundation’s growth and success from its earliest days. She recently stepped back from the Managing Director role but will continue to support the Foundation as a Senior Advisor and member of the Board of Directors.

We want to extend our deepest appreciation to Chloe for her leadership in building the Foundation into the world’s premier pro bono legal provider for social entrepreneurs and for her ongoing commitment and service to the Foundation. In addition to Chloe, the Foundation is honored to welcome five new members to our board of directors: Robert Granatstein (Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Canada, Alberta) David Greenwald (Jenner & Block LLP, USA, Illinois), Benjamin Haglund (Day Pitney LLP, USA, New Jersey), Fatima Laher (Bowmans, South Africa), and Michelle Lieberman (S. Horrowitz & Co., Israel). These new members join Daniel Del Rio (Basham, Ringe y Correa, Mexico), Amjad Khan (Afridi & Angell, United Arab Emirates), Pallavi Shroff (Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., India), Tiziana Sucharitkul (Tilleke & Gibbins, Thailand) Carlos Umana (Brigard Urrutia, Colombia), and Michiel Wesseling (Houthoff, The Netherlands) in providing strategic leadership and guidance to the Foundation’s officers.

We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to outgoing board members Barbara Dawson (Snell & Wilmer, USA, Arizona), Alex Hertman (S. Horrowitz & Co., Israel) and Michael Ray (Womble Bond Dickinson, USA, North Carolina) for their dedicated leadership over many years.

Navigating Dobbs: Guidance for Companies

In light of the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning the decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, Lex Mundi member firm Jenner & Block has issued an alert discussing risks and providing guidance on how companies can proactively respond to the changing legal landscape.

News On Purpose

In This Issue:

  • Connect, Collaborate & Celebrate (Annual Meeting Highlights)
  • Working to Address Gun Violence (Supporting Sandy Hook Promise)
  • Thought Leadership that is Making an Impact (Social Enterprise Report)
  • Coming Together for Ukraine (Crisis Resource Center)

Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Honors Five Member Firms for Exceptional Pro Bono Contributions and Support

Awards Honor Lex Mundi Member Law Firms for Providing Critical Pro Bono Legal Services and Support to Social Impact Organizations

The 13th Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were announced during the 2022 Lex Mundi Connect + Collaborate Annual Conference in Edinburgh on Thursday, April 28, 20022. These awards honor Lex Mundi member law firms that provide critical pro bono legal services – helping to strengthen the global rule of law, support the global social entrepreneurship movement, and improve lives, the environment, and communities around the world.

Coming Together for Ukraine: Legal Resources to Support those Responding to the Current Situation in Ukraine

Find guidance on immigration regulations and NGO/charitable organization registration requirements in bordering countries, as well as information on how to navigate restrictions. This is a living document. Additional resources will be added in the days and weeks ahead. Check back frequently for more information.

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Launches Definitive Guide to Growing Social Enterprise

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, in collaboration with more than 60 Lex Mundi member firms and led by Morrison & Foerster LLP, launches unprecedented report including recommendations to assist policymakers in accelerating the formation and growth of social enterprises.

News on Purpose - January 2022

2021 marked the 15th anniversary of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation! This newsletter reflects on 15 years of service, discusses the newly redesigned website, and highlights ways Lex Mundi member firms are having a positive impact in their communities.