DLA Piper Adds Theresa Harrison as Pro Bono Project Manager in Washington, DC

DLA Piper announced today that Theresa A. Harrison has joined the firm as Pro Bono Project Manager in the Washington, DC office. In this newly created position, she will support the firm’s pro bono programs in the United States and New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate dedicated exclusively to global pro bono work.

Harrison has more than 16 years of domestic and international experience in business-to-business information services, including product management and development, consulting, sales, marketing and strategic planning. She previously served as a Pro Bono Consultant with the Taproot Foundation, a non-profit organization that engages business professionals in pro bono service by making their talents available to organizations working to improve society.

“Theresa’s wide-ranging experience in business development and strategic planning, combined with her strong history of volunteerism and the delivery of pro bono business services, will be a tremendous asset as our US and global pro bono efforts continue to grow and evolve,” said Elizabeth Dewey, director of New Perimeter and US pro bono partner for DLA Piper. “We are thrilled to welcome Theresa to our pro bono team and look forward to the many contributions she will bring to our pro bono programs.”

During her career, Harrison has also served as a consultant for FinTech Partners providing strategy, business development and M&A services to companies. She also launched an international consulting division, as well as rolled out multiple client facing products, for Dow Jones & Company. In addition, Harrison was the first Government Relations Director and the first Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for UBM Global Trade.

She received a M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from Saint Mary’s College of California.

About DLA Piper Pro Bono (www.dlapiperprobono.com)

DLA Piper is committed to pro bono service, volunteerism and charitable giving both in the United States and across the globe. In the US, the firm organizes its pro bono efforts around Signature Projects designed to commit significant resources to tackle systematic issues. These projects aim to develop innovative solutions to vexing social problems including education, hunger relief, juvenile justice, access to justice, domestic violence and serving veterans. Signature Projects are often developed in partnership with non-profit organizations, academic institutions, foundations and the firm’s corporate clients.

About New Perimeter (www.newperimeter.com)

Founded in 2005, New Perimeter is a non-profit organization established by global law firm DLA Piper to provide pro bono legal assistance primarily in developing and post-conflict regions. Its mission is to provide long-term, high-impact pro bono legal support to qualifying non-profit organizations, governments and academic institutions. New Perimeter draws on the skills and talents of more than 4,000 DLA Piper lawyers globally and focuses on projects in such areas as legal education, women and children’s rights, access to justice and law reform, environmental protection, economic development and food security.

About DLA Piper (www.dlapiper.com)

DLA Piper has 4,200 lawyers in 31 countries and 77 offices throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. In certain jurisdictions, this information may be considered attorney advertising.