Charitable Contributions

Our charitable giving focuses on helping meet local community needs, funding legal education programs, supporting our pro bono partners and promoting diversity in the legal profession.

Supporting our pro bono partners

Many of the organizations that facilitate pro bono work rely on law firms for financial support and governance. White & Case is a major donor and represented on the board of directors or advisory board of the following organizations.
  • Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice of the New York City Bar
  • inMotion
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • The Legal Aid Society of New York
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law
  • TrustLaw (A Thomson Reuters Foundation Service)
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Other pro bono and legal services organizations that received funding from White & Case include:
  • American Society of International Law
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • The DC Bar Foundation
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
  • Humboldt University Law Clinic
  • Immigration Equality
  • Institute for Law and Finance
  • International Senior Lawyers Project
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • LawWorks
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
  • London Legal Support Trust
  • The National Pro Bono Centre
  • National Veterans Legal Service Program
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project
  • Pro Bono Institute
  • Pro Bono Net
  • Public Counsel Law Center
  • Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services
  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
  • Volunteers of Legal Services

Funding legal education

As a global partner and official sponsor of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition International Rounds, our financial support to the International Law Students Association underwrites, in part, the administration of the competition worldwide and enabled teams from Uganda, The Bahamas and Guyana to attend the 2012 International Rounds.

Other legal education support included the following scholarship programs and donations to advance the study of law:
  • White & Case Annual Business Law Scholarship to enable law students in France to study abroad (Paris)
  • The Kazakhstan Institute of Management to fund an LLM scholarship and a commercial law library in memory of White & Case partner Yuriy Maltsev
  • The Kidu Foundation of the Kingdom of Bhutan to fund the White & Case Scholarship to support one Bhutanese student pursuing LLB study at an Indian law school and Berkeley Center for Law and Technology for general support (Silicon Valley)
  • Stanford Law School Law, Science & Technology Affiliates Program for general support (Silicon Valley)

Promoting diversity in the legal profession

We are proud to support the following organizations and scholarship programs that promote diversity in the legal profession:
  • Asian American Law Fund of New York, Inc.
  • Catalyst, Inc.
  • Center for Talent Innovation
  • International Association of Women Judges
  • Mexican American Bar Foundation in Los Angeles
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Street Law
  • University of Miami scholarships for minority students

Major community and civic support

We support a select number of charitable, cultural and civic organizations serving communities around the world. We regret that we are not able to consider unsolicited requests for donations. Organizations that received funding in 2012 include:
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • ASHINAGA (Japan)
  • Bread for the City (DC)
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
  • Dress for Success (London)
  • Everybody Wins! DC
  • GrowNYC
  • International Center of Photography
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • The New York Women’s Foundation
  • Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity (Johannesburg)
  • Oxfam Hong Kong
  • Richard House Children’s Hospice (London)
  • Room to Read (Asia)
  • South Florida National Parks Trust
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • United Way of Miami-Dade
  • Washington Middle School for Girls
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Women at Risk (New York)