Jorge L. Escobedo

Director of Pro Bono Partnerships, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice
Moderator: Global Clearinghouse Lab, The Americas and Europe - Exchange of Ideas, October 19 Jorge is the Director of Pro Bono Partnerships for the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice at the New York City Bar Association. In his role, he is responsible for managing the Vance Center's partnerships with law firms, pro bono clearinghouses, and other legal institutions worldwide. Jorge also co-manages the Pro Bono Network of the Americas, which aims to foster collaboration among clearinghouses in Latin America in order to institutionalize pro bono practice in the region. Jorge co-founded and leads the Vance Center's Keep Families Together initiative, which aims to support the legal representation of children and migrants separated in the U.S. by introducing local pro bono counsel in the children's countries of origin to pro bono counsel in the U.S. Jorge started his career as the Pro Bono Specialist at Shearman & Sterling LLP,under the firm's institutional pro bono program. He holds an M.A. in Human Rights from Columbia University and a B.A. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University.