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Greg McConnell

Winston & Strawn
Senior Pro Bono Counsel
Chicago, IL
Greg McConnell serves as Winston & Strawn's senior pro bono counsel. Under his direction, the firm has
annually ranked among the top 25 law firms in The American Lawyer pro bono rankings. Winston and its
lawyers have been recognized with more than 90 awards for its service during his tenure. In 2016, more than
90% of its attorneys devoted at least 20 hours.
Greg is a founder of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel, a group of more than 180 pro bono professionals
from large law firms, whose mission is to expand access to justice and develop the skills of law firm pro bono
practice leaders. He currently serves as a member of the emeritus board of directors. Among other activities,
Greg has helped develop eligibility criteria for business pro bono entities, including nonprofits, small
businesses, and social enterprises.
Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Greg was director and staff counsel of the American Bar Association Center
for Pro Bono in Chicago. In that position, he directed the center's nationwide efforts of developing and
supporting the pro bono initiatives of bar associations, law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools,
legal services offices, and the judiciary.