Jenner And Block: Corporate Sponsors

Created on Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 12:31:55

Corporate sponsorship is one of the best ways businesses can get involved with Homeboy Industries.  For example, events like the upcoming “Every Angeleno Counts” 5K on October 18 provide a great opportunity for companies to align themselves with a meaningful cause and get more involved with their community..

For the second year, Jenner & Block, a national law firm with offices in downtown Los Angeles, will be among the race sponsors.

Celebrating its centennial in 2014 and its fifth anniversary in LA, Jenner & Block’s  approximately 450 attorneys provide full-service litigation and transactional support to a variety of corporate clients.  The firm has a well-known appellate practice as well as a highly-regarded content, media, and entertainment practice.  In addition, Jenner & Block attorneys are nationally recognized for their  pro bono service handling a wide range of matters, from human rights and civil liberties cases to death penalty challenges. 

“One of the unique things about Jenner is the firm’s commitment to the community and public service,” says partner Carissa Coze.  “There’s a long standing tradition of being an integral part of the communities where we work.  This public service goes beyond pro bono work.  Our office chose to participate in the run to raise the profile of Homeboy Industries, which we believe to be a critical force in Los Angeles.  Partnering with Homeboy enables us to offer the talents and skill sets of our lawyers and staff to support the mission of Homeboy Industries.”

“Our goal at Jenner  is to be woven into the fabric of the community,” says Justin Portaz, head of business development.   “Participating in the run highlights our commitment to the community and its diverse and rich culture.  What I really like about the run itself is that it brings the community togetherand provides a way that lots of people can be involved.”

This year, Jenner & Block will be participating with a cadre of runners and volunteers who will help with pre-race activities and recruit participants from clients and friends. “We use this opportunity as a platform to promote Homeboy to those who aren’t familiar with the value it delivers to the community,” Coze says.

At the race, it’s fun to see everyone working together for a worthy cause: “Lawyers, staff, family, kids. The Homeboy 5K helps to build a culture of collaboration within our office,” says Portaz.  “It can do that for any organization.  We’d like to see our clients, competitors, and others get behind Homeboy, too.”

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