Marlene Halpern, Senior Director of Pro Bono Services
Marlene joined the Center in 2013 and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and expanding relationships with law firms to leverage effective legal support for our U.S. and Global programs, as well as corporate legal needs. Since 2013, the total valuation of pro bono services to the Center has grown from $4.7 million to over $27.33 million per year. Marlene has also spoken extensively at U.S., global, and bar association events on the integration of pro bono relationships into the Center’s work and how NGOs can partner successfully with law firms. Under Marlene’s direction, the Center has developed relationships with over 51 global law firms, as well as key regional law firms in Asia, Africa and Latin America.