Commercial Client Collaborations

We collaborate with in-house legal departments on a variety of pro bono matters, from legal clinics to cross-border research projects to direct representations of individuals. Some of our recent collaborative engagements include: 

  • Working with AbbVie, a major biopharmaceutical company, and the National Immigrant Justice Center to assist individual asylum seekers who fled persecution in their home countries, mainly in eastern Africa, and now reside in the Chicago area.
  • Partnering with Goldman Sachs and Boston Consulting Group to prepare a report for GiveOut — a charity that distributes pooled donations as grants to organizations working to advance respect for LGBTQ+ rights — highlighting the funding issues and challenges faced by these organizations in high-risk jurisdictions worldwide. The report examines the role of multinational corporations and offers best practice guidance on how to better support LGBTQ+ causes globally.

Collaborating with lawyers from Barclays and the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project to counsel clients on entity formation, contracts and leases, intellectual property and licensing, and other issues that arise when establishing and operating an enterprise, with the ultimate goal of helping lower-income entrepreneurs attain their business goals