The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has named Squire Patton Boggs Pro Bono Counsel Corrine Irish as one of 60 Scholars who will form the program’s seventh annual class.
PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and create meaningful change in the United States and around the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Over the course of several months, Scholars will learn from former presidents, key former administration officials, and leading academics. They will study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership and develop a network of peers who can help them make an impact in their communities.
Ms. Irish is an experienced litigator and strategic legal advisor on subject matters including contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property enforcement and defense, constitutional law, and employment matters.
She also serves as Squire Patton Boggs’ Pro Bono Counsel, where she manages the firm’s pro bono practice in the US and several overseas offices. Ms. Irish has a long-standing commitment to pro bono as one of the founding members of the firm’s Public Service Initiative. She has successfully litigated cases of capital punishment, life imprisonment and civil rights violations for indigent clients involving a miscarriage of justice and/or a denial of fundamental rights. She has served as counsel for amici clients before the US Supreme Court in landmark criminal constitutional law cases. Corrine also represents low-income artists and arts organizations on compliance and intellectual property matters.