Pro Bono Advisor

Marc R. Kadish

Pro Bono, Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Marc R. Kadish is Mayer Brown's Pro Bono Advisor. He served as Director of Pro Bono Activities from 1999 through 2015.Marc oversaw the firm’s global pro bono program, cultivating pro bono relationships with firm clients and opportunities that benefit society while providing the firm’s lawyers with training, professional development and fulfillment. Marc also managed the firm’s financial contributions to legal organizations serving the public interest.

Related Services & Industries


  • Rutgers University School of Law, JD
  • Rutgers University, BA


  • Illinois

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Legal Commentator, 1992-1999, national television, CNN and CNN Headline News: local TV channels, radio stations and various national shows; Court TV, 1993-1996
  • Advisory Board – Cook County Public Defender’s Office
  • Board of Directors – Chicago Bar Foundation - and member of Grants Committee
  • Board of Directors – Uptown People’s Law Center
  • Board of Directors – Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Member Special Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Pro Bono Publico Legal Service
  • Former Member Capital Trial Bar Selection Committee – (special committee established by the Illinois Supreme Court to investigate qualifications of Illinois lawyers to represent defendants charged in capital murder cases
  • Member Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel – United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2001)
  • Member Advisory Board, National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Member - Board of Directors, Lawndale Christian Legal Center
  • Member - Advisory Board of CEPI (Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation) at Northwestern Law School
  • Working Group - Marc has been appointed as a special assistant states attorney in Cook county. He is a member of an independent three lawyer panel charged with investigating claims of police torture and misconduct in 16 murder cases involving seven Chicago police detectives