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Our Supporters

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) | Pro Bono Reception

In addition to the below law firms, corporations, foundations and universities, PILI is grateful to the many individual donors who support our work. See a full list of our supporters in our most recent Year in Review.

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Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.
ArentFox Schiff LLP
Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa, LLC
Baker McKenzie
Barack Ferrazzanno Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Dentons US LLP
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Goldberg Kohn
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jenner & Block LLP
Jones Day
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Mayer Brown LLP

McDermott Will & Emery
McGuireWoods LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Perkins Coie
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Saul Ewing LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Simmons Hanly Conroy
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Steptoe LLP
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Thompson Coburn LLP
Thompson Hine LLP
Vedder Price P.C.
Winston & Strawn LLP
Zuber Lawler LLP


Allstate Insurance Company
Atticus Recruiting
Charles River Associates
Deere & Company
Everest Court Reporting
Exelon Corporation
First American Bank
GE HealthCare

iDiscovery Solutions
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
McDonald’s Corporation
Pincus Professional Education
Precision Color Graphics
State Farm
United Airlines, Inc.
Zurich North America


The Chicago Bar Foundation
Chicago Community Trust
Community Foundation of Central Illinois
Diversity Scholarship Foundation
DuPage Bar Foundation
Francis Beidler Foundation
Helen Brach Foundation
Hirsch-Schwartz Foundation
Illinois Access to Justice Grant Program

Illinois Bar Foundation
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation
ISBA Young Lawyers Division
Jerome Mirza Foundation
LAGBAC Foundation
Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Polk Bros. Foundation
Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust
Sahara Enterprises


Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
DePaul University College of Law
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Loyola University School of Law

Northern Illinois University College of Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Notre Dame Law School
Saint Louis University School of Law
The University of Chicago Law School
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
University of Illinois College of Law
Washington University School of Law



Judge Wayne Andersen (Ret.)
funding one school-year PILI Intern

Brad & Terri Lane
funding one school-year PILI Intern

Justice Sheila O’Brien (Ret.)
funding one summer PILI Intern
& two school-year PILI Interns

Lee Ann Russo & Casey Miller
funding one school-year PILI Intern

an annual gift of $1,000 or more

Michael G. Bergmann
Sarah Bernstein & Dan Pavlakovic
Traci Braun
Perry & Michelle Browder
Choi Law Firm, LLC
Michael Cramer
Jordan Heinz
Lisa & Jeff McCraw
Richard F. O'Malley, Jr. & Anne Gallagher
Patrick Spangler
Kyle Petersen & Max Stein
Nikki Will Stein & Fredric Stein