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 more than 240 law students at 24 schools located throughout the US and overseas. The Fellowship Program reflects our industry-leading Public Policy Practice and its commitment to public service.
The 2019 Fellowship Program has two new features that are the product of the Foundation’s collaboration with the Deans’ Circle, which we created in 2018. Under our new Sustained Impact Fellowship Program, three Fellows from three different law schools are working in Puerto Rico on 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 2019 Public Policy Fellows Are:
- Chidiuto Ononiwu Cobb, Howard University School of Law: Just Neighbors (Annandale, VA)
- Benjamin Daus-Haberle, Yale Law School: DOD Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)
- Hayden DePorter, University of Denver Sturm College of Law: One Colorado (Denver, CO)
- Asako Ejima, Case Western Reserve University School of Law: Asian Services in Action, Inc. (Cleveland, OH)
- Caroline R. Ford, Case Western Reserve University Pulitzer Center Fellow: Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting (Washington, DC)
- Laura Graham, Case Western Reserve University School of Law: International Criminal Court (Hague, Netherlands)
- Brooke Elizabeth Hollmann, University of Texas School of Law: US Agency for International Development (Washington, DC)
- Marion Humphrey, University of Arkansas School of Law: Campaign for Youth Justice (Washington, DC)
- Filzah Iqbal, University of Virginia School of Law: Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, DHHS (Washington, DC)
- Nora Koppelman, University of Colorado Law School: Center for Children’s Law and Policy (Washington, DC)
- Connor Koval, University of Denver Sturm College of Law: Colorado District Attorneys’ Council (Denver, CO)
- Andrea D. Laprade, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law: Ayuda, Inc. (DC)
- Dominique Marangoni-Simonsen, University of California Hastings College of the Law: USDA Office of General Counsel (San Francisco, CA)
- Sarah Nesbitt, Georgetown University Law Center: National Advocates for Pregnant Women (New York, NY)
- Nicholas Pasquarello, The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (Dayton, OH)
- Andreana Paz, Sustained Impact Program: Centro Para Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)
- Lindsay Pearlman, The George Washington University Law School: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Washington, DC)
- Anna Cecile Pepper, University of Virginia School of Law” Office of International Affairs, DOJ (Washington, DC)
- Anne-Julie Revault, Collège d´Europe: Commercial Service of the U.S. Mission to the EU (Brussels)
- Mónica Rodríguez, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law: Ayuda Legal Huracan Maria (San Juan, PR)
- Edmarie Rosario-Marín, Sustained Impact Fellow: Centro Para Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)
- Daniel Schwaber, American University Washington College of Law: US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (Washington, DC)
- Gabrielle Wynn, University of Miami School of Law: Center for Reproductive Rights (New York, NY)
View profiles of our 2019 Public Policy Fellows.
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