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Mayer Brown announced today that it has appointed Marcia Tavares Maack as Director of Pro Bono Activities, effective January 1, 2016. Ms. Maack succeeds Marc Kadish, who has led the firm’s pro bono program since 1999.

Based in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office, Ms. Maack will oversee the firm’s pro bono program, ensuring the continued growth of its participation in a wide range of activities that benefit society. She also will manage the firm’s contributions to legal services and public interest organizations. Most recently, Ms. Maack served as Mayer Brown’s Assistant Director of Pro Bono Activities, a position she has held since 2005.

“I am honored to accept this new role and look forward to leveraging my experience to further expand Mayer Brown’s pro bono program on a local, national, and global scale,” said Ms. Maack. “Marc leaves an impressive legacy of carrying out Mayer Brown’s commitment to pro bono work and community service, and I am eager to follow in his footsteps.”

Mr. Kadish will transition into the part-time position of Pro Bono Advisor, in which he will continue to develop and coordinate certain pro bono projects with clients, assist with legal training, and work on pro bono matters with other Mayer Brown lawyers.

Ms. Maack is a member of the Committee of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and the board of directors of the Washington Council of Lawyers, and until recently sat on the Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She also is a member of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.

Before joining the pro bono arena, Ms. Maack was an associate in Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and worked for a civil liberties group. She earned a JD from Brooklyn Law School, cum laude, and a BA from Cornell University.