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Pro Bono

Banner & Witcoff is sensitive to the needs of the communities in which our attorneys and staff live and work.  We recognize that the provision of legal services can be important to charitable organizations, foundations and individuals who often cannot afford them. Banner & Witcoff attorneys stand ready to serve our part.

Our attorneys recognize our responsibility to serve our local communities in meaningful ways by providing pro bono legal services to individuals and charitable organizations where legal help would otherwise be unavailable.  We represent pro bono clients in civil litigation matters, licensing agreements, and other business-related matters that are core to their success.

We also volunteer to support local charitable organizations in other ways. On February 6, 2018, attorneys and staff in our Washington, D.C. office put together nearly 250 sandwiches for Martha’s Table to use in its community services mobile food truck.

Representative Recent Banner & Witcoff Pro Bono Litigation Matters

  • Unseld v. Flowers, et al.
  • Letkowski v. Grace Cleaning
  • Yorshino Brantley v. Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Hill v. Cook County Jail

Representative Recent Amicus Briefings for Bar Associations on IP Issues

  • Acorda Therapeutics v. Roxane Laboratories (On behalf of BIO)
  • Apple v. Motorola (On behalf of IPLAC)
  • Lighting Ballast Control v. Philips Electronics North America (On behalf of ABA)
  • Robert Bosch v. Pylon Manufacturing (On behalf of IPLAC)
  • CLS Bank v. Alice (On behalf of IPLAC)
  • Ebay v. MercExchange (On behalf of ABA)
  • KSR v. Telflex (On behalf of ABA)
  • Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa (On behalf of FICPI)
  • Therasense, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co (On behalf of IPLAC)

Representative Bar and Charitable Organizations to Which Banner & Witcoff has Contributed Financially or with Attorney Time

  • Boys & Girls Club of America
  • City Year
  • Cook County Legal Assistance Hotline – CARPLS
  • DC Access to Justice Commission
  • DC Bar Foundation
  • DC Bar Pro Bono Program
  • Elastic Arts
  • Ellie’s Hats
  • Equal Justice Works
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Jobs for Youth, Chicago
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Lawyers Lend a Hand to Youth
  • Legal Aid Society of DC
  • Legal Momentum
  • Martha’s Table
  • Portland Parks Foundation
  • Race Judicata
  • Street Law
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy
  • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless