About the Program

Pro Bono Program Leadership

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program 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 Program'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 Program is provided by two standing committees of the D.C. Bar—the Pro Bono Committee, and the Community Economic Development Project Advisory Committee.


D.C. Bar Pro Bono Committee

Ann K. Ford, Chair
DLA Piper LLP

Amy L Bess, Vice-Chair 
Vedder Price PC

Susan D. Bennett
American University Washington College of Law

Barbara Butterworth  
Finnegan

Fred T. Goldberg
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Kevin M. Henley
Arnold & Porter LLP

Su Sie Ju 
Bread for the City

Gwendolyn McDowell Washington
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Laura Tuell Parcher
Jones Day

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

Ilene G. Reid
WMACCA

John Townsend Rich 
Goodwin Procter

Richard A. Salzman
Heller, Huron, Chertkof and Salzman

Helen L. Serassio
U.S. Department of Transportation

Ronald Tenpas 
Morgan Lewis

Brigida Benitez, Ex-Officio
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Timothy Webster, Ex-Officio 
Sidley Austin, LLP

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

 

*Affiliations included for identification purposes only.


Community Economic Development Project Advisory Committee

Erica J. Dominitz, Chair
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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

Saheed Akinkuolie, Non-Lawyer Member
Center for Urban Progress

Christopher L. Camarra
Holland & Knight LLP

Ryan C. Compton
DLA Piper US LLP

Timothy Flanagan, Non-Lawyer Member 
Washington Area Community Investment Fund

Andrea M. Lachenmayr
Fulbright & Jaworksi  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

Benjamin H. Rippeon
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gary Thompson  
Reed Smith

Carrie Valiant
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Jeremiah M. Wolsk
Latham & Watkins LLP

Jason Zeigler  
Hunton & Williams

Brigida Benitez, Ex-Officio
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Timothy Webster, Ex-Officio 
Sidley Austin, LLP

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

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

 

*Affiliations included for identification purposes only.