In addition to our pro bono and other philanthropic efforts, Morgan Lewis lawyers contribute to the communities in which we practice through active volunteerism and service on boards of directors. Our goal is to participate in, support, and improve the communities where we live and work.
Across the United States and in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, our lawyers work in partnership with community organizations supporting the arts and education, volunteer with local chambers of commerce, participate in bar associations, hold government positions, and teach.
Each year, Morgan Lewis dedicates the month of June to community service. It kicks off with Community Impact Week, as lawyers and professional staff from every office engage in firm-organized events and volunteer activities.
Morgan Lewis has a longstanding commitment to supporting the unmet needs of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work and the nonprofit organizations that aid them. As part of our 10th annual Community Impact Week, we partnered with more than 100 organizations around the world to complete 175-plus service and other activities to further the well-being of our communities.
Our lawyers serve on the boards of directors of museums, theater companies, and orchestras in virtually every city in which we practice—from the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia to the de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to the Houston Symphony. Morgan Lewis lawyers serve as trustees of many educational institutions, from major research universities to small schools for at-risk children. Morgan Lewis is proud to support its personnel who volunteer their own time to strengthen these critical cultural institutions.
Morgan Lewis lawyers are active in national, state, and local bar associations, serving as chairs of dozens of bar committees, and in business law associations including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Institute for Energy Law, the International Trademark Association, and many others. Our lawyers are active in chamber of commerce chapters inside and outside the United States and in many small business incubator programs.
We have a particular focus on hunger prevention in our communities. Our personnel regularly volunteer at food banks and participate in the annual Morgan Lewis Community Impact Week, which involves food drives and similar fundraising efforts in every Morgan Lewis office worldwide. Our lawyers serve on the boards of hunger-prevention organizations ranging from Welthungerhilfe e.V. in Frankfurt to the Arlington Food Assistance Center outside of Washington, DC. In addition, our lawyers volunteer regularly with community groups focusing on children, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters affiliates; literacy organizations; and youth sports and educational programs across the globe.
Morgan Lewis lawyers and staff devote both their time and their financial assistance to numerous charities as well as tax-exempt organizations focused on disease awareness, prevention, and research. From leadership positions in the United Way and work with The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation to service as board and committee members, our lawyers and staff serve on dozens of not-for-profit boards and committees.