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2021 Annual Awards Gala

This annual event brings together law firms, in-house legal departments, and others dedicated to advancing justice to recognize exceptional pro bono achievements and inspire innovations in the delivery of pro bono legal services. PBI will present this year’s event virtually.

Please visit the PBI 2021 Annual Awards Gala website for complete details, including:
Co-Chairs & Benefit Committee
Award recipients
General Counsel Roundtables
Convocation: Impacting Communities Through Partnerships
Sponsors and sponsorship information

Please direct questions to:
Danny Reed, Director of Development | 202.729.6691

Awards Gala Co-Chairs
James Ford
Senior Vice President
& Group General Counsel
GlaxoSmithKline plc
Sharon R. Ryan
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary
International Paper Company

Join us to celebrate PBI’s 25th Anniversary and the presentation of the:

2021 John H. Pickering Award

2021 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Awards

in partnership with


in partnership with

General Counsel Roundtables

Awards Gala sponsors at the Pro Bono Benefactor ($15,000) level or higher will be invited to participate in an exclusive virtual networking session hosted by corporate general counsel and chief legal officers who champion pro bono and justice for all. The schedule for General Counsel Roundtables begins in September. Confirm your sponsorship now so you don’t miss this special opportunity.

Participating General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers
(as of August 31, 2021)

Tammy Albarrán
Chief Deputy General Counsel
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Ivan K. Fong
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal
and Policy Officer and Secretary
3M Company

James Ford
Senior Vice President
& Group General Counsel
GlaxoSmithKline plc

Gregory B. Jordan
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
& Chief Administrative Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Doug Lankler
General Counsel, Executive Vice President
Pfizer Inc.

Todd E. Machtmes
General Counsel
Desiree Ralls-Morrison
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
McDonald’s Corporation

Sharon R. Ryan
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary
International Paper Company
Dev Stahlkopf
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Laura Stein
Executive Vice President, Corporate
& Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Mondelēz International
Joel Unruch
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Wanji Walcott
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
& General Counsel
Discover Financial Services

Jennifer Zachary
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary
Merck & Co., Inc.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Danny Reed, Director of Development | 202.729.6691



Thanks to the PBI Annual Awards Gala Sponsors!
(as of September 13, 2021)




American Express Company
Baker McKenzie
Capital One Financial Corporation
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Debevoise & Plimpton
DLA Piper
Goodwin Procter
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Holland & Knight
Intel Corporation
Jackson Lewis
Kirkland & Ellis
Paul Hastings
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Thomson Reuters Corporation
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr


Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Comcast NBCUniversal
Davis Polk & Wardwell
General Electric Company
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Latham & Watkins
Microsoft Corporation
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Sharon R. Ryan


3M Company
Alston & Bird
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Butler Snow
Deere & Company
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Entergy Corporation
Foley & Lardner
Goldberg Kohn
Leidos, Inc.
McCarter & English
Quarles & Brady
Eve Runyon
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
State Farm
Tenneco Inc.
Valerie & David Williams


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
MetLife, Inc.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
Danny Reed
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated