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.

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Fighting Climate Change with Circular Economy Innovations

News On Purpose – August 2021

According to a new report issued by the United Nations on August 9, 2021, our planet is warming faster than predicted. Extreme weather, fires, flooding and drought are becoming common headlines around the world.

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2020 Year in Review

News On Purpose – May 2021

In the face of uncertain times, Lex Mundi member firms rallied together to give back to their communities. In 2020 alone, 74 member firms matched with 99 social entrepreneurs on 202 matters. This is a record high for the Foundation! These numbers are a testament to Lex Mundi attorneys’ commitment to pro bono services.

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Government Support for Social Enterprises Critical Amid a Pandemic Economy

As COVID-19 continues to ravage some countries, others seem to be turning a corner. Governments around the world are being tested, and whether a country is still fighting to contain outbreaks or has found a path toward easing restrictions, without active measures to ensure businesses survive and thrive post-pandemic, economies will continue to suffer.

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Ensuring survival of social impact organizations during covid-19

The economic fallout of COVID-19 is upon us and coverage of its reach is prevalent. Stories of businesses closing their doors permanently due to the crisis proliferate the media. From government responses and record unemployment rates to fluctuating markets and threats to commerce, there is no sector left untouched by the global pandemic.

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Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation and World Economic Forum Alliance Help Social Entrepreneurs Overcome Impacts of COVID-19

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is among the founding members of a newly formed alliance of more than 40 global organizations amplifying support of social entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that comprise alliance collectively support more than 15,000 social entrepreneurs in more than 190 countries. The alliance estimates that their work impacts upwards of 1.5 billion people.

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Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Supports Impact Organizations Working to Advance Equitable Solutions to Address Systemic Racism

During this time of profound grief, unrest, and reflection over the mistreatment, abuse, and murder of countless Black Americans in the United States, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is proud to support our social impact collaborators and clients working to address systemic racism and advance a more equitable future.