Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas

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of the State Bar of Texas

Champions of Pro Bono

Thank you to our Champions!

 2023 - 2024 Champions
 
   
 
Akin is a global law firm with more than 900 lawyers and advisors who pride themselves on dedication to their clients and their communities. 
 
 
 
Alvarez & Marsal is a global professional services firm notable for its work in turnaround management and performance improvement of a number of large, high-profile businesses both in the US and abroad.
 
 
  
 
DLA Piper is a global law firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world.
 
 
  
 
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices spanning Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Virginia, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity.
 
 
 
Founded in 1909, Kirkland & Ellis an international law firm that serves a broad range of clients around the world in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions, litigation, white collar and government disputes, restructurings and intellectual property matters. Our lawyers around the world work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide full-service capabilities to clients on their most complex legal matters. We have no headquarters location and operate as an integrated whole, with a culture that encourages and draws strength from the diversity of our employees' backgrounds, knowledge and skills, and supports the wellbeing of our employees. Our open assignment system allows each attorney to choose the practice areas and matters on which they work. This entrepreneurial approach yields higher levels of commitment and morale, yielding better results for clients.
 
 
  
 
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., is a Texas-based, mid-size, full-service, commercial law firm with more than 160 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin. From inception to expansion, to the ultimate disposition of a business, Munsch Hardt provides clients with wide-ranging legal counsel, navigating each step with in-depth knowledge and responsive action.
 
 
 
Nelson Mullins is a diversified law firm of more than 800 attorneys, policy advisors, and professionals across 25 offices serving clients in more than 100 practice areas.



    
 
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. The firm provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. Norton Rose Fulbright have more than 3,700 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
 
 
   
 
Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high-value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.
 
 
 
Winston & Strawn is an international law firm headquartered in Chicago. It has nearly 800 attorneys spread across ten offices in the United States and six offices in Europe and Asia. Founded in 1853, it is one of the largest and oldest law firms in Chicago.
 
 
 
AON is a global professional services firm that provides a wide range of risk, reinsurance, retirement, and health solutions.
 
 
   
 
Carter Arnett serves clients around the world in a full range of litigation matters, including commercial disputes, antitrust, employment, securities, premises liability, product liability, serious personal injury, theft of trade secrets, bad faith/extra contractual litigation, negligence, fraud, professional liability, oil and gas litigation, civil rights litigation and intellectual property litigation.
 
 
 
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is an American multinational law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1890, the firm includes approximately 1,900 attorneys and 1,000 staff located in 20 offices around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is known for its litigation practice, and in particular its strength in appellate law.
 

    
 
Fish & Richardson is a global patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the US and Europe. Fish is the #1 US patent litigation firm, handling nearly three times as many cases than its nearest competitor; a powerhouse patent prosecution firm; a top-tier trademark and copyright firm; and the #1 firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, with more cases than any other firm.   
 
 
  
 
The attorneys at Jefferson Cano are experienced litigators with a proven track record. They have handled some of the most important pieces of business litigation in recent San Antonio history and throughout the state. With big firm experience and a small firm structure, they are well positioned to advise clients on the most complex business disputes with the personal attention they deserve and the flexibility they may need.
 
   
 
Kilpatrick Townsend is a cutting edge, full-service, global AmLaw 100 firm at the intersection of business, law and technology. We are defined by our collaborative approach, deep expertise and diverse perspectives.
 
 
   
 
Locke Lord is a premier full-service law firm that has earned a strong reputation for complex ‎litigation, regulatory and transactional work on behalf of clients across industries and around the ‎world. ‎Here are our Key Sectors: Energy & Infrastructure, Finance & Financial Services, Insurance & Reinsurance, Pharmaceutical, Private Equity.
 
 
 
Sidley is a global law firm, collaborating across disciplines and borders to help clients in more than 70 countries achieve business objectives.

 
  
Sprinkle IP Law Group, PC is a law firm focused exclusively on providing patent legal services. Located in Austin, Texas, Sprinkle IP Law Group was founded in June 2004 by Steven Sprinkle, with attorneys and staff from his prior firm.

 
 
Vinson & Elkins is an international law firm with approximately 700 lawyers worldwide headquartered in downtown Houston, Texas.  The firm practices in numerous legal fields, particularly those that pertain to the energy industry,[9] with more than 400 lawyers involved in energy-related legal work.
 
 
 
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CHAMPIONS OF PRO BONO SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

The Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas (“Section”) invites you to participate in our 2023-2024 Champions of Pro Bono program to provide pro bono opportunities for in-house counsel and support pro bono organizations throughout Texas. Participation in this program not only will provide a positive, lasting impact on the Texas community but also an opportunity to highlight and expose your firm or organization to more than 4,800 Section members as follows:

  PLATINUM LEVEL ($5,000) - CHAMPIONS OF PRO BONO RECEIVE:

    • All of the Gold Level benefits below, PLUS
    • Opportunities to submit articles to our Currents newsletter and ideas for CLE presentations directly to Section Committee Chairs
    • Special recognition on on-site signage with full-color logo at the Advanced In-House Counsel, In-House 101 CLE programs, and other selected Section only sponsored events
    • Recognition on Back Cover of Corporate Counsel Review distributed twice annually to our 4,400-plus members
    • Opportunities to speak at Section-sponsored programs

  GOLD LEVEL ($2,500) –CHAMPIONS OF PRO BONO RECEIVE:

    • Prominent listing and full-color logo and firm profile with website link on the Section website,
    • Special “thank you” in our Currents newsletter and on Section emails sent to more than 4,400 Section members, including full-color logo recognition[1]
    • The opportunity for your attorneys to participate on Section Committees
    • Recognition on the Advanced In-House Counsel and In-House 101 brochures[2] mailed to attorneys licensed by the State Bar of Texas (“SBOT”)
    • Recognition on the Advanced In-House Counsel and In-House 101 Facebook event page for the CLEs
    • Podium recognition at the SBOT Annual Advanced In-House Counsel, In-House 101 CLE programs, and other selected Section only sponsored events, including recognition by the presiding officer in Welcoming Remarks
    • Recognition in PowerPoint slide rotation, including a special event slide with full‐color logo, shown between sessions at the Advanced In-House Counsel and In-House 101 CLE programs and during conference breaks

If your firm is interested in becoming a Champion of Pro Bono, contact us today! 

Since 1997, the Corporate Counsel Section has given more than $909,000 to worthy organizations across Texas through the efforts of its Pro Bono & Grants Committee. For 2023-2024, the Section granted over $50,000 to specific initiatives submitted by a number of non-profit and legal aid organizations. Other grant recipients in prior years include Disability Rights Texas, Metroplex Veterans Legal Services, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Advocate Legal Senior Center, and Texas Legal Services Center.

Sponsorships towards this program will help the Section continue providing pro bono assistance to those organizations in need. Because the Section is fully committed to providing resources to pro bono organizations in Texas, sponsorship funds will be dedicated to grant recipients that are carefully selected by the Section’s Pro Bono and Grants Committee through a rigorous application process. A list of all of the grants made by the Pro Bono & Grants Committee is available on our website at http://www.texascorporatecounsel.com/.

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CORPORATE COUNSEL SECTION IS NOT A 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SECTION ARE NOT DEDUCTIBLE AS CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR TAX ADVISOR REGARDING THE QUALIFICATION OF A CONTRIBUTION AS A BUSINESS EXPENSE DEDUCTION.


[1] Logo recognition on emails may be subject to space availability.
[2] This benefit is for all Champions who make their commitment prior to February 15th or the print deadline for the brochure, whichever is later.