Marcia Tavares Maack is the Assistant Director of Pro Bono Activities for Mayer Brown LLP. In conjunction with Marc Kadish, the firm’s Director of Pro Bono Activities and Litigation Training, and Julie Dickins, the Pro Bono Partner in charge of Europe, Marcia is responsible for coordinating the firm’s pro bono program.
Marcia acts as a liaison to the legal services and nonprofit community, develops and selects pro bono opportunities, and ensures a broad range of participation in the firm’s pro bono activities. She also assists and supervises the firm’s attorneys with their pro bono cases.
Marcia's pro bono work is concentrated in the areas of international human rights, asylum, and refugee matters. In addition to numerous other projects, she developed and implemented the firm’s partnership with The List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, an organization that helps Iraqi refugees whose lives are at risk because of their affiliation with the US Government’s military and reconstruction effort in Iraq. Mayer Brown was honored with a 2008 National Law Journal Pro Bono Award for its work with The List Project.
Marcia is a member of the board of directors of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and sits 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. She has been a speaker at public interest and pro bono conferences in Brazil, Chile, Columbia,Costa Rica and Peru, in addition to the Pro Bono Institute annual conference and the ABA Equal Justice Conference. She is fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish.
Before becoming the firm’s Assistant Director of Pro Bono Activities, Ms. Maack was a lawyer in Mayer Brown’s litigation practice group.