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Corporate Social Responsibility

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    Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility
    t: +1.212.969.3627
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    Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator
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Corporate Social Responsibility

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Proskauer. For good.

At Proskauer, we have a strong connection to the communities in which we live and work – and a deep commitment to their success. Our community involvement is rooted in our enduring tradition of upholding legal justice and our extensive pro bono work and charitable giving. We act on our sense of corporate social responsibility by creating and supporting programs that lead to lasting change, with a special emphasis on advancing education, veterans issues, and on improving opportunities for women in Africa through literacy and education.

 
 

“Most of us became lawyers because words like ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ and ‘justice’ meant something to us. Our pro bono and corporate social responsibility programs at Proskauer are really intended to allow each of us, from the most junior to the most senior, whether staff or lawyers, to realize upon these values and to make an impact on the lives of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”
Joseph M. Leccese
Chairman of the Firm

Recent Highlights

 

Proskauer Reads to New York City Students, Partners with Read Ahead

Proskauer is a proud partner of Read Ahead, an organization that promotes literacy in elementary schools through mentoring and one-on-one weekly read-aloud sessions.
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Proskauer’s DC Office and Bloomberg BNA Clean the Anacostia River

Proskauer’s DC office teamed up with Bloomberg BNA and the Anacostia Watershed Society in a canoe cleanup of the Anacostia River and its wetlands at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park.
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Proskauer Teams-Up With GrowNYC and Tends to Governors Island

Proskauer’s New York and New Jersey summer associates spent a day of service at GrowNYC’s urban farm located at Governors Island.
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Proskauer’s Boston Office Serves Women in Need at Rosie’s Place

Volunteers from Proskauer’s Boston office visited Rosie’s Place to prepare and serve soup, bread and 106 plates of food to poor and homeless women. In addition, the team cleaned and assisted in the food pantry.
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UCLA Professor Visits Proskauer for CSR Speaker Series on Personalized Medicine

Proskauer hosted the latest installment of its Corporate Social Responsibility Speaker Series in its Los Angeles office which featured Dr. Deborah Krakow, a professor of orthopedic surgery, human genetics and obstetrics and gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
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Proskauer Coaches Local High School Moot Court Team

Proskauer hosted the final moot court competition for students from Francis Lewis High School at its New York office. Members of the Firm watched two of the students argue whether the stop and frisk of a woman wearing gang attire in a high crime area was constitutional. Partners Michael Cardozo, Margaret Dale and Joshua Newville presided as judges and provided constructive feedback to the competitors.
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Proskauer's Women in Africa Speaker Series: Importance of Maternal and Child Health

Proskauer’s New York office hosted distinguished guests from the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Africa Integras to delve into the health and economic challenges affecting women in Africa. Rick Zall, chair of the Health Care Department, moderated the enlightening discussion with experts Dr. Mphu Keneiloe Ramatlapeng and Ms. Amini Kajunju. 
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Teaching Tech to Rosie's Theater Kids

On February 23rd, Rosie’s Theater Kids (RTKids) visited our New York office for a comprehensive technology workshop created by our IT trainer Consuelo Rockcliff-Stein. Eighteen high school juniors and seniors from RTKids were equipped with a laptop and learned the value and importance of managing their personal information through social media.
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Proskauer Gives Back: A Holiday Giving and Volunteering Recap

Each year, Proskauer places an emphasis on giving back in our communities, especially during the holiday season. Members of the Firm performed many activities benefitting those who need our help, including serving meals and connecting with those less fortunate, decorating common spaces in residences and donating clothing and other critical items.
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NYC Adopt-a-School Students Visit Nasdaq’s Market Bell Stage

Proskauer's Adopt-a-School class of 30 high school juniors from Manhattan Hunter Science High School in New York City took a private tour of the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square. Nasdaq MarketSite is the location for Nasdaq’s market bell ceremonies and provides panoramic views of NYC.
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Proskauer Partners With Election Protection and Answers Voters' Calls

Two hundred fifty-five volunteers from Proskauer’s Boston, DC, New York and Los Angeles offices, alumni and friends of the Firm gathered on November 7 and 8, Election Day, to answer 3,150 calls from voters in Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina and Arkansas.
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Proskauer Launches IVMF V-WISE Initiative in Boston Office

Members of Proskauer’s Boston office gathered for an event introducing the Institute for Veterans and Military Families' (IVMF) Initiative, V-WISE, which stands for "Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship." Through this initiative, which is also active in our New York and Los Angeles offices, Proskauer is the exclusive provider of pro bono legal services for women enrolled in the V-WISE program, a multi-phase business training and mentoring initiative. 
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DC Office and Bloomberg BNA Clean the Anacostia River

On July 12, Proskauer’s DC office teamed up with Bloomberg BNA and the Anacostia Watershed Society in a canoe clean-up of the Anacostia River and its wetlands at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park. We removed 700 pounds of trash and recyclables (28 bags), 400 pounds of recyclables and 300 pounds of trash. 
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