In 2011, we continued to support our pro bono partner organizations, legal education programs around the world, organizations that foster diversity in the legal profession, and a select number of charitable, cultural and civic organizations in the cities where we have offices.

Supporting our pro bono partners
Many of the organizations that facilitate pro bono work rely on law firms for financial support and governance. White & Case is a major donor and represented on the board of directors or advisory board of the following organizations:

  • The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice of the New York City Bar
  • inMotion
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • The Legal Aid Society of New York
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Other pro bono and legal services organizations that received funding from White & Case include:

  • Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • The British and Irish Legal Information Institute
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Education Law Center
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
  • Humboldt University Law Clinic
  • Immigration Equality
  • Institute for Law and Finance
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • LawWorks
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami
  • London Legal Support Trust
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • Pro Bono Net
  • Public Counsel
  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice

Funding legal education
As a global partner and official sponsor of the International Rounds, our financial support of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition helps with the administration of the competition worldwide and enabled teams from Lesotho, Nepal, Ukraine and the Baltic Region to attend the 2010 International Rounds.

Other legal education support included donations to:
  • Lawyers Without Borders to fund practitioner training in Africa (London)
  • White & Case Annual Business Law Scholarship to enable law students in France to study abroad (Paris)
  • The Kazakhstan Institute of Management to fund an LLM scholarship and a commercial law library in memory of White & Case partner Yuriy Maltsev
  • Freie Universität Berlin to sponsor the European Law Moot Court team
  • Central European University for international business law research and academic awards (Budapest)
  • Berkeley Center for Law and Technology for general support (Silicon Valley)
  • Stanford Law School Law, Science & Technology Affiliates Program for general support (Silicon Valley)

Promoting diversity in the legal profession
We are proud to support the following organizations and scholarship programs that promote diversity in the legal profession:

  • ABA Fund for Justice & Education
  • Asian American Law Fund
  • Catalyst, Inc.
  • Center for Work/Life Policy
  • International Association of Women Judges
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • National Asian Pacific Bar Association Law Foundation
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • University of Miami scholarships for minority students

Major community and civic support
We support a select number of charitable, cultural and civic organizations serving communities around the world. We regret that we are not able to consider unsolicited requests for donations. Organizations that received funding in 2011 include:

  • Afghan Connection (London)
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • Ashinaga (Japan)
  • The Brooklyn Museum
  • The Clinton Global Initiative
  • The Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
  • Dress for Success (London)
  • Everybody Wins! DC
  • The Guggenheim Museum
  • International Center of Photography
  • La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park (Philippines)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity (Johannesburg)
  • Orphans House (Almaty)
  • Pro Mujer (Mexico City)
  • Richard House Children’s Hospice (London)
  • Room to Read (Asia)
  • Turkish Philanthropy Funds Van Earthquake Relief Fund
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art