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Kirkland & Ellis LLP litigation partner Erin Johnston joins the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced that Erin Johnston, a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has been named to the organization’s board of directors.
“We are pleased to welcome Erin to the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors,” said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works. “Her unwavering passion for pro bono work and serving communities is a passion we share at Equal Justice Works, and we look forward to drawing on her experience and knowledge to guide our vision for continued growth.”
A leader in the legal profession, Erin has been a powerful force in driving pro bono initiatives. At Kirkland & Ellis LLP, she has received the Pro Bono Service Award six times for her exceptional commitment. Erin has also been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for General Commercial Disputes, and was named a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation twice by Super Lawyers.
“It is a remarkable privilege to join the Equal Justice Works Board of Directors,” said Erin. “The impact of this organization on growing the field of young talent successfully pursuing public interest careers after law school is astounding, and the commitment of this Board to continued growth and excellence in this endeavor is unparalleled. I’m honored to have the opportunity to contribute in every way I can.”
[Erin's] unwavering passion for pro bono work and serving communities is a passion we share at Equal Justice Works, and we look forward to drawing on her experience and knowledge to guide our vision for continued growth.
David Stern /
Equal Justice Works
At Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Erin represents Fortune 500 companies in complex business disputes in state and federal courts across the country. She has successfully handled products liability actions, contract disputes, class actions, securities and accounting fraud cases, antitrust matters, bankruptcy-related disputes, government investigations, and appeals. Erin also holds several leadership roles at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, including serving as chair of the Diversity Committee and the Women’s Leadership Initiative in the Washington, D.C., office.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is one of the top law firm supporters of Equal Justice Works. Since 2012, Kirkland & Ellis LLP has invested more than $1 million to support 15 Equal Justice Works Fellowships.
The full list of Equal Justice Works Board of Directors members can be found here.
About Equal Justice Works
Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for equal justice into a lifelong commitment to public service. As the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, Equal Justice Works brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, nonprofit legal aid organizations, and supporters to promote public service and inspire a lifelong commitment to equal justice.
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