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Elizabeth R. Dewey


Pro Bono Partner & New Perimeter Director, DLA Piper, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of Tulsa; J.D., American University

Lisa Dewey became DLA Piper’s full-time Pro Bono Partner in 1999. As such, she advises and...

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Lisa Dewey became DLA Piper’s full-time Pro Bono Partner in 1999. As such, she advises and represents individuals and public interest organizations on a pro bono basis. Professor Dewey cultivates DLA Piper’s strategic thinking on pro bono, including the vision for DLA Piper’s US pro bono program, including over 1,300 lawyers. She also works extensively with the firm's clients to develop and deliver collaborative pro bono projects. Additionally, Professor Dewey serves as the Director for New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s nonprofit affiliate dedicated to providing long-term pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development, and sound legal institutions. Professor Dewey’s experience includes representing and counseling  clients in death penalty, family law, political asylum matters, as well as corporations and individuals in criminal investigations and federal jury trials in the areas of public corruption, mail fraud, money laundering, and health-care fraud. Professor Dewey graduated from the University of Tulsa and received her J.D., summa cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law.

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