Pro Bono

Attorneys making a difference for those in need.

Impact Initiatives

LGBTQ Rights

Assisting members of the LGBTQ+ community facing discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Helping to protect and defend the rights of the accused.

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Racial Equality

Advocating for racial justice by supporting clients in matters involving systemic threats of unfair and unequal treatment based on race or ethnicity.

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Supporting nonprofits with transactional legal issues so they can focus on their mission within their communities.

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Advocating for Children

Helping to ensure that the voices of children are heard and to advocate in times of crisis for their safety and wellbeing.

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Immigration and Asylum

Representing immigrant clients and their families seeking a safe and secure life in the United States.

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Statement from Leadership

Kelley Drye’s strong commitment to pro bono service is essential to close the justice gap and provide life-changing assistance to individuals, families, and communities who are most vulnerable in our society. We empower our attorneys to turn values into action, and we support them with training, guidance, and mentorship.

Paul Rosenthal, Chair

I want to ensure that we continue to provide valuable opportunities for lawyers to develop their skills, gain practical experience, and expand their legal knowledge through pro bono work. My own pro bono work allows me to work on worthwhile causes (curing blindness and expanding educational opportunities) that I don’t encounter in my regular practice, and always reminds me that I’m practicing law to help people.

Dana Rosenfeld, Managing Partner

I am proud of the work that Kelley Drye has accomplished for our pro bono clients and of the partnerships we have developed among the legal community that help amplify our impact. Firm leadership is committed to a robust pro bono program, and we remain 100 percent invested in each matter that the firm takes on. We aim to help make the world a better place by offering support and free legal services to those in need and to address issues of societal importance. We are humbled to see the good results in our communities and the many personal relationships that remain long after a matter is resolved.

Marisa Lorenzo, Pro Bono Counsel

I am dedicated to mentoring and supporting attorneys who provide a wide variety of pro bono legal services in our local communities and beyond. It is a privilege to collaborate with teams across offices, states and borders to honor the firm’s commitment to providing meaningful, and often life-changing, pro bono service for our clients. I firmly believe that devoting ourselves to pro bono matters makes us better attorneys, strengthens our ties to our communities, provides us with a platform to confront societal injustices, and effectuates change.

2022 Pro Bono by the Numbers


For more information about our pro bono efforts contact:

Marisa A. Lorenzo
Pro Bono Counsel
(212) 808-7745