A global firm takes on global warming: DLA Piper and Georgia at the UNFCCC

Jesse Medlong and Elizabeth Callahan were contributing authors for the IBA Pro Bono Committee Spring e-Bulletin.

Every law firm which hopes to lead in the world of ‘big law’ also hopes to be seen as ‘global’. But being a truly global firm means more than just having international offices and clients. One test of whether a firm’s ‘global’ character is truly part of its DNA is whether its global footprint is reflected in its pro bono work, especially given the extraordinary need for legal expertise throughout the world and the extraordinary disparity in its availability. That is precisely DLA Piper’s approach to pro bono. And few pro bono projects better exemplify this global mindset than DLA Piper’s representation of the country Georgia in negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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About New Perimeter

New Perimeter is a nonprofit organization established by global law firm DLA Piper to provide pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions. Founded in 2005 as a result of our firm’s commitment to support legal advancement worldwide, New Perimeter’s vision is to harness the skills and talents DLA Piper lawyers to further a more just world for all.


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