White & Case LLP

EMEA Pro Bono Manager

EMEA Pro Bono Manager
The EMEA Pro Bono Manager will focus on the development of pro bono across our EMEA network, to reflect the continued growth of our Global Pro Bono Practice.

At a glance


White & Case LLP


Full-time, hybrid


London, United Kingdom

Job posted:

11 March 2024

The role will include a significant portion of time supporting pro bono management in our London office. The role holder will will work with the Pro Bono Practice Group Leader, Pro Bono Counsel and Director, Associate Director of Pro Bono, Senior Manager of Pro Bono and Global Citizenship, and other members of the Global Citizenship Team, relevant partners, other lawyers, and professional staff to develop, manage and communicate on all aspects of the global pro bono practice.

Key Responsibilities

The EMEA Pro Bono Manager will help oversee the staffing of pro bono matters and projects—including those with billable clients—manage existing pro bono relationships with a large roster of pro bono clients, and advance the development of new pro bono matters, projects, and relationships in our EMEA offices.

Serve as a core Global Pro Bono Practice Team Member:

  • Participate in the strategy design and continual improvement of the global pro bono practice
  • Assist with the creation of the Global Pro Bono Practice Business Plan
  • Support the development of new programs, tools, or other aspects of the pro bono practice, as requested

Manage pro bono across EMEA, including focus on London: 


  • Proactively establish new pro bono projects with NGOs, charities, and other law firms on a collaborative basis
  • Assist in identifying new pro bono opportunities via clearinghouse emails, firm contacts, market research, etc.
  • Distribute new case lists and recruit partners and lawyers on pro bono matters
  • Run background checks on potential clients as needed and review risk-management processes as required

Practice Management

  • Liaise with EMEA Pro Bono Leaders to support their efforts on office-level pro bono coordination and help manage our Pro Bono Leader and Champion initiative
  • Distribute quarterly practice reports to EMEA Pro Bono Leaders, Section Heads, and others as requested
  • Assist in updating our Pro Bono intranet page, Pro Bono Manager software, and various pro bono tracking tools in respect to our EMEA offices
  • Tag EMEA pro bono matters based on pro bono classifications and qualifications in Pro Bono Manager software
  • Analyze lawyer participation, financial data, and matter status monthly; close matters or update supervisors as needed

External Relationships

  • Respond to external pro bono surveys on behalf of the Firm (PBI, AmLaw, TrustLaw, NALP, Law.com, etc.), as they relate to pro bono in EMEA
  • Support the management of client-billable pro bono collaborations and help maintain collaboration database and materials
  • Attend external award ceremonies and conferences, where appropriate
  • Represent the London office as a member of the UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono and at regular meetings of London-based pro bono brokers

Communications and Awards

  • Help execute Global Pro Bono Week and Firm pro bono awards
  • Draft submissions for external pro bono awards related to EMEA
  • Help prepare presentations for the Global Practice Leader, Pro Bono Leaders, Pro Bono Counsel & Director, Associate Director of Pro Bono, others as requested
  • Help organize pro bono events and award ceremonies, where relevant 

The Successful Candidate

  • Qualified lawyer, ideally in England and Wales
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in a law firm pro bono practice
  • Proven knowledge of pro bono issues and best practices
  • Experience working with community organizations to develop and implement joint Firm/NGO projects
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Experience producing/coordinating corporate events
  • Strong track record of execution and results
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good judgement
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple tasks
  • Ability to work with lawyers and clients at all levels
  • Client service focus
  • Collaborative
  • Team player
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative
  • Flexible, committed, and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative
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