Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Member Lawyer Profile: Carrie Garber Siegrist, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Providing pro bono legal support to social entrepreneurs comes naturally to Carrie Garber Siegrist, an attorney in the nonprofit tax-exempt organizations practice of Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Indiana and Minnesota, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Since joining FaegreBD more than two years ago, Carrie has already provided assistance to 12 of the Foundation’s social enterprise clients seeking expert nonprofit counsel while maintaining her own practice, evidencing a truly impressive commitment to the Foundation’s mission!

One example of Carrie’s came when the Foundation connected her with one of our social enterprise clients called OneDollarGlasses USA. Carrie provided formation and tax-exemption counsel for their U.S. entity and continues to advise the organization as it scales the model developed by EinDollarBrille in Germany.

Carrie’s passion for service to those looking to solve the world’s most challenging problems has been a lifelong commitment. Prior to entering private practice, Carrie served nonprofits and social entrepreneurs as the Senior Program Officer of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Counsel with the Public International Law and Policy Group, and as the co-founder of Cambodia’s Children Education Fund. In law school, Carrie worked with the United Nations Committee Against Torture Project in assisting review of states parties’ compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture. Prior to law school, Carrie taught fifth grade with Teach For America in the Bronx for two years.

“Each day as an attorney in FaegreBD’s nonprofit organizations practice, I am able to provide tax, corporate, and political law assistance to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations allowing them to further their critical missions,” Carrie shared.

“Of all the ways to contribute further to our communities, I dedicate my pro bono time to social entrepreneurs from the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation because doing so allows me to leverage the expertise from my daily practice for these amazing organizations. I am immensely thankful that the Foundation continues its critical work of connecting those working to address the world’s most challenging problems with expert transactional counsel around the world.”

The Foundation is fortunate to count on the support of such inspiring professionals like Carrie and her colleagues at Faegre Baker Daniels. She is one example of the many exceptional Lex Mundi member lawyers dedicated to global social impact!

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.