About the Program

Pro Bono Center Leadership

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is an independent, nonprofit charitable organization supported entirely by voluntary contributions from D.C. Bar members, D.C. law firms, and private foundations. The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's Board of Directors consists of the elected members of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors. Oversight of the daily activities of the Pro Bono Center is provided by its Pro Bono Committee and the Nonprofit and Small Business Advisory Sub-Committee.


Pro Bono Committee

Amy L. Bess, Chair 
Vedder Price PC

Erica J. Dominitz, Vice-Chair
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Susan D. Bennett
American University Washington College of Law

Barbara Butterworth  
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP

Elizabeth R. Dewey
DLA Piper US LLP

Matthew L. Haws
WilmerHale

Kevin M. Henley
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Su Sie Ju 
Bread for the City

Laura Klein
U.S. Department of Justice

Gwendolyn McDowell Washington
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Honorable Hiram E. Puig-Lugo
District of Columbia Superior Court

Ilene G. Reid
WMACCA

John Townsend Rich 
Goodwin Procter

Ronald Tenpas 
Morgan Lewis

Timothy Webster, Ex-Officio 
Sidley Austin, LLP

Annamaria Steward, Ex-Officio
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Monika Kalra Varma, Staff Liaison
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

 

*Affiliations included for identification purposes only.


Nonprofit and Small Business Advisory Sub-Committee

Erica J. Dominitz, Chair
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Matthew L. Haws, Vice Chair 
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Ryan C. Compton
DLA Piper US LLP

Elizabeth R. Dewey
DLA Piper US LLP

Kelly Sweeny McShane, Non-Lawyer Member 
Community of Hope

Kris D. Meade
Crowell & Moring LLP

Patricia Pasqual, Non-Lawyer Member
The Foundation Center

Amy B. Rifkind
Arnold & Porter LLP

Gary Thompson  
Reed Smith

Carrie Valiant
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Jeremiah M. Wolsk
Latham & Watkins LLP

Jason Zeigler  
Hunton & Williams

Amy Bess, Ex-Officio
Vedder Price PC

Timothy Webster, Ex-Officio 
Sidley Austin, LLP

Annamaria Steward, Ex-Officio
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Regina M. Hopkins, Staff Liaison
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

Monika Kalra Varma, Staff Liaison
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

 

*Affiliations included for identification purposes only.