The award is given each year to an individual or organization that has provided exemplary pro bono service. It honors the legal leadership of Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal Laurie D. Zelon, who was one of the originators of the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®. Justice Zelon is a long-time member and has served as Chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice, and she is an active member of several statewide judicial committees addressing administration of justice issues.
Bruce Kuhlik and the legal department of Merck & Co., Inc.
Jane Sherburne and the legal department of BNY Mellon
Brackett B. Denniston III Senior Vice President and General Counsel General Electric Company
Robert C. Sheehan Executive Partner Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Legal Department of Bank of America Corporation Timothy J. Mayopoulos, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Legal Department of CitiGroup Michael Helfer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jeffrey B. Kindler Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Pfizer Inc.
Marc Gary Executive Vice President and General Counsel BellSouth Corporation
Judith C. Areen Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
Kenneth C. Frazier Senior Vice President and General Counsel Merck & Co., Inc.
Scott Atlas Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP Chesterfield Smith Chair Emeritus, Holland & Knight LLP Bill McBride Former Managing Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
John H. Pickering Senior Partner, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering
Laurie D. Zelon Morrison & Foerster LLP