2011 VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS


Helping children and youth
Lawyers and staff in Beijing donated clothing, bedding, books and toys for children of Sun Village, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing foster care to more than 400 children from six villages in China.

A White & Case team from the Brussels office participated in the UNICEF Trivia Quiz to benefit UNICEF’s Learning to Survive Campaign, which helps educate children in emergency situations.

Volunteers from our Frankfurt office participated in the 19th Annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge to benefit sports projects for physically challenged students. White & Case Frankfurt has participated in the run since 1996.

The Hamburg office organized a team for the 10th Annual Hamburg HSH Nordbank Run to benefit Kinder für Kinder or Children for Children, a charity that supports socially disadvantaged and handicapped children.

Lawyers and staff in Hong Kong donated primary school supplies to Crossroads, a charity that collects goods and distributes them to children in need.

The Los Angeles office adopted a family for the holidays through the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Holidays from the Heart Program. Donations of money and gifts helped a low-income family with a child who was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

For the third consecutive year, the Miami office sponsored the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation’s Annual Picnic with approximately 3,000 people attended, including minority law school students, mentors (practicing lawyers, judges and teachers), bar association representatives, corporate sponsors and invited guests.

Lawyers and staff in Moscow organized their annual holiday party for refugee children.

Lawyers from the Competition and Disputes sections in New York and our new US associates partnered with the USO to build nearly 300 bicycles that were donated to children of US military members stationed overseas. New York office lawyers and staff helped homeless children across New York City start the school year with needed supplies by partnering with Operation Backpack. The New York office participated in the work-study program at Cristo Rey High School in East Harlem and organized an annual holiday toy drive for children at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Our Paris office organized a team of more than 100 members to participate in the Courir pour des Enfants or Run for Kids to raise money for surgery for underprivileged children.

Our São Paulo office joined volunteers from Y-CARE to host a holiday party for 140 children from a poor area of the city.

Volunteers from our Stockholm office partnered with the Foundation MinStoraDag, an organization that grants wishes to critically ill children, to provide eight children and families from around Sweden with a day at an amusement park.

Tokyo employees donated holiday gifts for children at the St. Francis Orphanage and the Tokyo social responsibility committee bought and donated four laptops to individuals graduating from St. Francis. Staff also collected bottlecaps to provide vaccinations to children through its ECOCAP Program. Volunteers from the Tokyo office also participated in Human Rights Now’s International Children’s Day Charity Walk/Run to support the organization’s work against human rights violations.

The Washington, DC office continued its partnership with Everybody Wins! DC, an organization that promotes children’s literacy, by reading to children each week, sponsoring the annual gala and participating in a charity trivia quiz.


Teaching secondary students about the law
The London office held a UBS Student Legal Training Day and hosted a group of work experience students supported by UBS from disadvantaged boroughs surrounding London. The students learned about becoming a solicitor and the many career opportunities offered by a law firm.

More than 75 lawyers and staff in our New York office participated in the Law Firm Legal Diversity Program run by Street Law, a nonprofit organization that provides education about law, democracy and human rights. Our lawyers taught lessons about the law to 95 students at Cristo Rey High School followed by a day at the White & Case New York office where they participated in mock trials and depositions and took a tour of the Firm.

Lawyers from New York also coached high school and middle school students in moot court and mock trial competitions throughout the year. The students learned basic trial skills, how to analyze legal issues and apply the law to the facts of the case.

Several of our New York lawyers also participated in Jamaica High School’s Law Day, teaching various legal topics including contracts and negotiations.

The New York Office Women’s Network hosted 40 girls, ages 11 through 15, from public schools throughout New York City who were attending the Young Women’s Leadership Summer Explorer’s Camp. The girls learned about constitutional rights and US First Amendment law through mock depositions and took a tour of the office, where they spoke with lawyers and staff about career opportunities.

The Washington, DC Women’s Network, in conjunction with the National Association of Women Judges, hosted a Color of Justice Program for middle school students from a poor area in Washington, DC. The program educated students about opportunities in the legal profession. It featured judges, law clerks, law professors, local high school administrators and students, White & Case lawyers and legal assistants who discussed their professions and experiences.


Supporting those in need
A team from Brussels participated in the Legal Run to raise money for NASCI Charity, an organization dedicated to helping pregnant women, single mothers or families facing difficult living conditions.

Volunteers in Hong Kong participated in a project benefiting the Cheung Sha Wan Adult Training Centre of Fu Hong Society, which serves people with intellectual and physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities and autism in the Hong Kong area. Volunteers in Hong Kong also sponsored a team to participate in the 24-hour relay run to benefit the Esther Benjamin Trust, an organization that raises awareness and funds to stop human trafficking.

Our London office partnered with Dress for Success to host two Breakfast Club Employability Workshop Programs with more than 60 lawyers and staff in London volunteering to participate in the programs designed to provide clients from Dress for Success with the skills to overcome employability obstacles.

The Los Angeles office Women’s Network sponsored the National Association of Women Lawyers Los Angeles Night of Giving event to support an organization that assists homeless women who suffer from long-term debilitating mental illness.

Volunteers in London continued to support the Whitechapel Homeless Mission.

The Miami office sponsored the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade Raise the Bar Fundraiser, which raised money for community organizations that provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

A team from the New York office participated in Story by Story – Climbing to End Domestic Violence, a fundraising event to help victims of domestic violence. Participants climbed to the top of a 42-story skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan’s Fashion District. The event was sponsored by inMotion, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence and is a major source of pro bono referrals for the Firm.

The Singapore office partnered with Mustard Seeds, a local nonprofit, for this year’s White & Case Community Day Event “Brunch Bliss” to serve brunch and distribute gift bags to 220 adults and 60 children from low-income families.

Our Washington, DC office strengthened its partnerships with Gifts for the Homeless and Bread for the City by participating in several events throughout the year. Volunteers donated used clothing for the 2011 Gifts for the Homeless Used Clothing Drive and participated in the 8th Annual Battle of the Law Firm Bands to raise money for the organization. The office sponsored the Bread for the City’s annual Art with a Heart Dinner & Auction and donated money for the Bread for the City Holiday Drive to help feed 49 families throughout the DC area.

Lawyers and staff in Washington, DC contributed money for the Generous Associates Campaign of Legal Aid, a fundraising campaign that allows Legal Aid to continue providing free legal services to the neediest members of the DC community.

An associate in Washington, DC participated in the National Help the Homeless Walkathon to raise money for Miriam’s Kitchen, a homeless shelter where he volunteers.


Renovating schools and parks
Our Hamburg office organized two running teams to participate in the 5th Annual MOPO Team-Staffellauf that raised money to beautify and create a nature path in Stadtpark, the most famous city park in Hamburg.

The New York office partnered with Grow NYC to participate in its Open Space Greening Program that builds and sustains community and school gardens throughout New York City. The summer associates beautified two parks in the East Village of Manhattan and the Human Resources and Benefits team renovated two school gardens in Harlem.


Walking, running and cycling for medical research
A partner in Brussels cycled 112 miles through the United Kingdom in the Fred Whitton Challenge to raise money for a number of charities supporting medical research.

The New York office organized a team of nearly 100 people to participate in the New York Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk in memory of Sheila Jackson, a longtime White & Case Treasury Supervisor. A group of 15 volunteers cycled through New York City in the annual Bike MS NYC raising money to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

A team from our Silicon Valley office joined more than 25,000 people in the 25th Annual San Francisco AIDS Walk to provide services for those living with HIV/AIDS in the local community.

To raise money for breast cancer research, employees in our Washington, DC and Tokyo offices participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Run for the Cure Charity Walk/Run.


Denim Days
Our Washington, DC and Singapore offices raised nearly US$15,000 for 21 charities through monthly Denim Days.

VOLUNTEERING
BY THE NUMBERS





235

BICYCLES

More than 150 of our US lawyers built 235 bicycles for children of overseas US military.




10,584

STEPS

A 21-member team from our New York office climbed a 41-story building—10,584 steps—to support legal services for abuse victims.




100

BAGS OF CLOTHING

Our employees donated more than 100 bags of clothing for those in need.




225

STUDENTS

Nearly 200 of our lawyers taught more than 225 secondary school students about law and the legal profession.




2,526

MILES


4,065

KILOMETERS

Nearly 300 White & Case people walked, ran and cycled 2,526 miles/4,065 kilometers for charity.




165

CHILDREN VACCINATED

Our Tokyo office has provided vaccinations for 165 children by recycling 131,800 bottle caps over 3 years.