Corporate Responsibility

    Squire Patton Boggs Foundation

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    Racial Justice Sustained Impact Fellowships | Puerto Rico Sustained Impact Program 
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    We maintain a long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility. By providing a meaningful investment in law students and legal professionals to engage in law, public policy and public service, the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation embodies this commitment.

    The Foundation is rooted in a history of civil rights advocacy. Established in 2000, the Foundation honored the retirement of the firm’s founding partner James R. Patton, Jr. To endow the Foundation, we dedicated lawyers’ fees from a 25-year pro bono case, the Ironworkers case, won by Foundation President John Oberdorfer. In the case, a federal court in Washington DC struck down racial barriers faced by African-American construction workers.

    The Foundation’s endowment has continued to grow through the proceeds of a second large pro bono victory, the Yachtsman case, won when we successfully settled a federal racial discrimination suit against a hotel resort that discriminated against African-American bikers during Black Bike Week in Myrtle Beach.

    Throughout the years, the Foundation has also been supported by generous individual contributions from partners and friends of the firm.

    Public Policy Fellowship Program

    The cornerstone of the Foundation is the Public Policy Fellowship Program, which launched in 2005. Each year, the Fellowship Program awards fellowships to exceptional first- and second-year law students who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy. These law students commit their summers to advancing public policy issues through non-profit institutions, government agencies and domestic or international organizations.

    To date, the Foundation has provided fellowships to 298 law students at 24 schools located throughout the US and overseas. The Fellowship Program reflects the firm’s industry-leading Public Policy Practice and its commitment to public service.

    The 2021 Fellowship Program has 28 Fellows. In addition to 22 Public Policy Fellows, there are three Fellowship programs that are the product of the Foundation’s collaboration with the Deans’ Circle, created in 2018.

    Under our Sustained Impact Fellowship Program, three Fellows are working on Racial Justice; one is focusing on Black community- police relations, another on voting rights, and a third on juvenile justice in minority communities. Two are working on Puerto Rican post-Hurricane Maria recovery issues that still stand in the way of insurance and financing to rebuild homes destroyed by the hurricane. And, in conjunction with the Case Western Reserve University Law School, a Fellow is working at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, combining law and journalism.

    The 2021 Public Policy Fellows Are:

     

     

    Sustained Impact Puerto Rico Fellow
    Daniela Torres
    (University of Miami School of Law)
    Centro Para Puerto Rico; San Juan, PR

     

    Sustained Impact Puerto Rico Fellow
    Daniella M. Roselló
    (University of Virginia School of Law)
    Ayuda Legal Huracan Maria; San Juan, PR

     

    Sustained Impact Racial Justice Fellow
    Nancy Amin
    (The University of Texas School of Law)
    Charlottesville Police Department; Charlottesville, VA

     

    Sustained Impact Racial Justice Fellow
    Skyler Arbuckle
    (SMU Dedman)
    Lone Star Justice Alliance; Dallas, TX

     

    Sustained Impact Racial Justice Fellow
    Charkera Ervin
    (Howard University School of Law)
    Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law/ Voting Rights Project; Washington, DC

     

    Pulitzer Center Fellow
    Zhiwei Hua
    (Case Western Reserve University School of Law)
    The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Washington, DC

     

    American University Washington College of Law
    Nicole Ledesma
    Office of Inspector General, USAID; Washington, DC

     

    Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    Oluwatomisin “Tosin” Orisadipe
    Cuyahoga County Prosecutor; Cleveland, OH

     

    Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    Matthew V. Perry
    Access Living of Metro Chicago; Chicago, IL

     

    Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
    David “Taylor” Bernhardt, Jr.
    Attorney General of Maryland, Antitrust Division; Baltimore, MD

     

    Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
    Mary Maloney
    Ayuda; Fairfax, VA

     

    Georgetown University Law Center
    Radiance Campbell
    Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Housing Justice Project; Washington, DC

     

    Georgia State University College of Law
    Griffin Ingraham
    USDA Office of the General Counsel; Atlanta, GA

     

    Howard University School of Law
    Sunita Premysler
    Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law/Criminal Justice Project; Washington, DC

     

    Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    Graydon G. Sutton
    Federal Trade Commission; Dallas, TX

     

    The George Washington University Law School
    Sandy Chen
    Export-Import Bank of the  United States; Washington, DC

     

    The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
    Flannery Mack
    Ohio Justice and Policy Center; Cincinnati, OH

     

    University of Arkansas School of Law
    Nathan Quimbo
    Buffalo River Foundation; Ponca, AR

     

    University of California Hastings College of the Law
    Rosa Tovar
    Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Immigrant Justice Program; San Francisco, CA

     

    University of Cincinnati College of Law
    Catherine M. Douglas
    Hamilton Co. Public Defender – Juvenile Division; Cincinnati, OH

     

    University of Colorado Law School
    Kevin Bernstein
    US Department of the Interior, Office of the Regional Solicitor; Portland, OR

     

    University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    Nicoli Bowley
    National Park Service, Geological Resources Division; Lakewood, CO

     

    University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    Christa Lyons
    Social Movement Support Lab at IRISE; Denver, CO

     

    University of Miami School of Law
    Laura B. Silva
    Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law/Criminal Justice Project; Washington, DC

     

    University of Texas School of Law
    Chasmine Williams
    US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section; Washington, DC

     

    University of Virginia School of Law
    Julia J. Eger
    American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law; Washington, DC

     

    University of Virginia School of Law
    Sydney Stanley
    Legal Aid Justice Center; Richmond, VA

     

    Yale Law School
    Alexander Weiss
    Administrative Conference of the United States; Washington, DC