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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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Baker McKenzie
Barack Ferrazzanno Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Dentons US LLP
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Flachsbart & Greenspoon LLC
Foley & Lardner LLP
Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP
Freeborn & Peters LLP
Goldberg Kohn
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
HeplerBroom LLC
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP*
Ice Miller LLP
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jenner & Block LLP
Jones Day
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Lane & Waterman LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Law Offices of Gary H. Smith, P.C.
Locke Lord LLP

Mayer Brown LLP
McDermott Will & Emery
McGuireWoods LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg 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
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Thompson Coburn LLP
Troutman Sanders LLP
Vedder Price P.C.
Winston & Strawn LLP
Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP

*special thanks to the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP for its generous in-kind contribution of PILI’s Peoria office space.


@Properties, Jane Stahmer
4C Kinzie Investors, LLC
Allstate Insurance Company
Atticus Recruiting
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
BMO Harris Bank
Charles River Associates
Chicago Legal Search, Ltd
Deere & Company
Exelon Corporation
First American Bank
FTI Consulting

iDiscovery Solutions
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
McDonald’s Corporation
Northern Trust
Pincus Professional Education
Precision Color Graphics
State Farm
Transperfect Legal Solutions
United Airlines, Inc.


Alphawood Foundation
American Bar Endowment
The Chicago Bar Foundation
Chicago Community Trust
DuPage Bar Foundation
Equal Justice Works
Francis Beidler Foundation
Helen Brach Foundation
Hirsch-Schwartz Foundation
Illinois Bar Foundation
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation
ISBA Young Lawyers Division

Jerome Mirza Foundation
John F. Smiekel Foundation
LAGBAC Foundation
Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
The Moline Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Retirement Research Foundation
Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust
Sahara Enterprises
Tracy Family Foundation


Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
DePaul University College of Law
Environmental Law & Policy Center
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
UIC John Marshall Law School
The University of Chicago Law School
University of Illinois College of Law



Judge Wayne Andersen (Ret.)
Justice Sheila O’Brien (Ret.)
funding one summer and one school-year PILI Intern

Brad & Terri Lane
funding one summer PILI Intern

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 Browder
Choi Law Firm, LLC
Michael Cramer
Jerome & Jamie Gilson
Jordan Heinz
Lisa & Jeff McCraw
Richard F. O’Malley, Jr. & Anne Gallagher
Patrick Spangler
Kyle Petersen & Max Stein
Nikki Will Stein & Fredric Stein