This annual award recognizes an individual or organization’s exceptional commitment to pro bono as demonstrated by exemplary engagement in pro bono legal services. PBI named the award as a tribute to the Honorable Laurie D. Zelon, retired associate justice of the California 2nd District Court of Appeal, who was one of the originators of the PBI Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® initiative. Justice Zelon served as chair and was a longtime member of the California Access to Justice Commission. She has been active with several statewide judicial committees addressing justice administration issues.
Executive Director | Equal Justice Works
Discover Financial Services Legal Organization
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and General Counsel
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Global Head of Communications and Government Affairs
Freddie Mac’s Legal Division
Ricardo A. Anzaldúa
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Gregory B. Jordan
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
The Legal Department of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
The Legal Department of Exelon Corporation
John Schultz and the Office of the General Counsel of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
William J. Casazza and the Law & Regulatory Affairs Department of Aetna Inc.
Brad Smith and the Department of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Corporation
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
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jeffrey B. Kindler
Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer | Pfizer Inc.
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.
Partner | Vinson & Elkins LLP
Chair Emeritus | Holland & Knight LLP
Former Managing Partner | Holland & Knight LLP
John H. Pickering
Senior Partner | Wilmer Cutler & Pickering
Laurie D. Zelon
Morrison & Foerster LLP