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Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award

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.

2013
Bruce Kuhlik and the legal department of Merck & Co., Inc.

2012
Jane Sherburne and the legal department of BNY Mellon

2011
Intel Corporation

2010
Brackett B. Denniston III Senior Vice President and General Counsel General Electric Company

2009
Robert C. Sheehan Executive Partner Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2008
Legal Department of Bank of America Corporation Timothy J. Mayopoulos, Executive Vice President and General Counsel

2007
Legal Department of CitiGroup Michael Helfer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

2006
Jeffrey B. Kindler Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Pfizer Inc.

2005
Marc Gary Executive Vice President and General Counsel BellSouth Corporation

2004
Judith C. Areen Dean, Georgetown University Law Center

2003
Kenneth C. Frazier Senior Vice President and General Counsel Merck & Co., Inc.

2002
Scott Atlas Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP Chesterfield Smith Chair Emeritus, Holland & Knight LLP Bill McBride Former Managing Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

2001
John H. Pickering Senior Partner, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering

2000
Laurie D. Zelon Morrison & Foerster LLP