Our Sponsoring Organizations
Founded in 1942 and now with approximately 400 attorneys in offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, Arent Fox is a dynamic, diversified firm with 31 practice groups and an emphasis on litigation, intellectual property, life sciences and real estate/finance. The firm’s founders had a commitment to community involvement, pro bono work and diversity which remain strong today.
Arent Fox is providing office space and technological support to the DC Affordable Law Firm. It has also committed to dedicating substantial professional mentoring and legal supervision to the firm’s attorneys.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. Their clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. They also advise governments and public sector bodies.
DLA Piper has made a major commitment to pro bono both domestically and internationally. Its foundation has made an initial grant to the Firm and Sheldon Krantz, a retired DLA Piper partner will serve as Executive Director on a pro bono basis. Like Arent Fox, DLA Piper lawyers will be devoting substantial pro bono support and retired partner Kenneth Starling will be serving as Senior Counsel.
Georgetown University Law Center
Founded in 1870, the Georgetown University Law Center takes pride in its Jesuit heritage – and in its motto: “Law is but the means, justice is the end.” This dedication to public service means that the Law Center’s professors start new clinics and provide legal help to those without representation. It means that its students and alumni represent clients pro bono, run for public office, or start nonprofit organizations around the world.
“Georgetown Law has a very strong commitment and mission to improving access to social justice,” says Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor. “This is a crucial issue. There are about 100,000 people in D.C. alone who have real legal needs but are just above the legal aid eligibility limit and can’t afford to pay for lawyers.” –Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor