Kim Koopersmith Named Co-Chair of Pro Bono Institute Law Firm Committee

Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith has become co-chair of Pro Bono Institute’s (PBI) Law Firm Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee.

Law Firm Project director Tammy Taylor said of the appointment, “Kim is an excellent leader and a natural choice for this role. Her expertise, experience, and longtime commitment to pro bono and the work of the Project is highly valued, and we are grateful for her continued support.”

Ms. Koopersmith, who assumed the chair of Akin Gump in April 2013, is a longtime supporter of pro bono work. Regarding her new role with PBI, she said, “I am honored and eager to step into this role advising PBI’s Law Firm Pro Bono Project, which has been such a positive force for change in pro bono at large law firms, including my own, over the past two decades.”

PBI notes that the Law Firm Pro Bono Project is the only global effort designed to support and enhance the pro bono culture and performance of major law firms in the United States and around the world. The Project’s goal is to fully integrate pro bono into the practice, philosophy and culture of firms so that large law firms provide the institutional support, infrastructure and encouragement essential to fostering a climate supportive of pro bono service and promoting partner and associate participation.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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