Chief Pro Bono Officer, Skadden
Brenna DeVaney directs Skadden’s global pro bono practice and is responsible for the firm’s relationships with legal services organizations and nonprofits. Her own practice focuses on representing low-income individuals, including women in family law matters who have been the victims of domestic violence. She enjoys helping in-house legal departments and companies with developing their pro bono and professional skills based volunteering programs. Brenna serves with Kiisha Morrow as founding Co-President of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance. She also works as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is a frequent lecturer and presenter at both national and international convenings focused on access to justice. Brenna lives in Chicagoland with her husband, David, and their four children.