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DC Bar Foundation Announces New Leadership

[District of Columbia, July 6, 2015] – The DC Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the new and returning members of the Board of Directors and the new members of the Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council.

David W. Ogden, partner at WilmerHale and chair of the Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Group, joins the Foundation’s Board of Directors to serve a three-year term. Ogden served as the first Deputy Attorney General of the United States under the Obama administration. From 1999 to 2001, he was Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice.

The Board of Directors elected Susan M. Hoffman to serve as its new President. Since joining the Board in 2011, she has served as the Board’s Vice President and chaired the Development Committee. Hoffman is a Public Services Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP and manages the firm’s pro bono program across the globe. Hoffman graduated from George Washington University Law School and has since dedicated her career to using law as a tool for social change to work on numerous public interest and pro bono matters.

The other Board officers are:

Paul Smith, Vice President | Jenner & Block Patrick McGlone, Treasurer | Ullico, Inc. Ellen Jakovic, Secretary | Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Seven individuals will join the Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC). YLN LC members serve as ambassadors to the young lawyers of DC to promote the Foundation’s mission and raise additional funds to support the Foundation’s giving to civil legal services providers.

Michael Appel | Crowell & Moring LLP Jill Corrigan | Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Amanda Katzenstein | Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP Anna Kelly | Hogan Lovells US LLP Kimberly LeBlanc | Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Noah Peters | Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC Gwendolyn Williamson | Perkins Coie LLP The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, is the largest funder of civil legal services in the District. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in the District of Columbia, and it is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Foundation provides grants and training and technical assistance to local non-profit legal services organizations and awards loans to D.C. poverty lawyers to help with their educational debt.


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