White & Case takes pro-bono practice global

June 17, 2010 White & Case has announced the formation of a global pro bono group with global management structures. The new group will be led by Ian Forrester, a Brussels antitrust barrister, and will be broadly organised into three subgroups: human rights disputes, rule-of-law advice, and corporate counsel to nonprofits.

"As pro bono grows globally, it presents new management challenges," says Ed Rekosh, executive director of the Public Interest law Institute, which promotes public interest advocacy around the world. "This is an important step forward, which other firms might emulate."

"We are trying to make all of our important practices global, and pro bono is at the heart of our firm," says managing partner Hugh Verrier. "If we provide leadership others will follow, and in pro bono that's a great thing."

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