Legal, Local, Global

Under the leadership of Director Jorge A. Goldstein, our pro bono practice integrates legal concepts from the areas of IP law with economic, social, and cultural human rights to empower disenfranchised and impoverished communities. Further, additional pro bono engagements include other areas of law that we pursue with community partners. For example, we collaborate with the Legal Aid Justice Center to represent unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings. See our pro bono practice page for more information.

With the leadership of the firm’s Charitable Committee, Sterne Kessler supports local non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C., through financial contributions derived from the firm’s budget and voluntary employee payroll deductions. Additionally, members of our firm volunteer their time as well. Annually, the firm has participated in fundraisers, such as the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia’s Generous Associates Campaign, the American Heart Association’s Lawyers Have Heart race, and the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” toy and clothing drive.

On the global front, Sterne Kessler partnered with Project HOPE in 2022 to raise direct humanitarian relief funds for the Ukraine crisis, supporting the delivery of essential medicines and medical supplies to Ukrainians and refugees in surrounding countries. Project HOPE is a global non-profit that works with local communities, healthcare workers, and public health systems to solve healthcare challenges and save lives. Read more about our support of Project HOPE in our firm announcement.

The firm also has a partnership with World Bicycle Relief (WBR). In October 2019, a four-person delegation from the firm traveled to Lusaka, Zambia, with WBR to present 150 “Buffalo Bicycles” to students. While in Zambia, the delegates witnessed the positive impact the bicycles have on education, healthcare, and economic development during community site visits. Click here to learn more about this trip. We continue to support WBR and their life-changing mission.