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Katharyn Ivera Christian McGee

Duane Morris LLP
Pro Bono Counsel
Philadelphia, PA
Katharyn I. Christian McGee serves as Duane Morris' pro bono counsel and leads the firm-wide Pro Bono Program. Ms. McGee supervises and coordinates the firm's delivery of pro bono legal services, including outreach to bar associations, public interest organizations, and business entities. Ms. McGee also works to enhance involvement by firm personnel and provide training for new attorneys and summer associates. In addition to leading the firm's Pro Bono Program, Ms. McGee maintains a substantive practice in public interest/poverty law, focusing much of her work on representation of domestic violence and sexual trafficking survivors, as well as individuals with disabilities or terminal illnesses, veterans, and immigrants. Ms. McGee also serves as a liaison to the firm's Diversity & Inclusion committee. Since joining Duane Morris in 2012, Ms. McGee has implemented several pro bono initiatives to aid human trafficking survivors and provide estate planning and legal assistance for oncology patients and families. She similarly leads the firm's pro bono efforts on behalf of veterans. Ms. McGee has worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, among other pro bono legal services organizations. She has received numerous honors for her public interest work. Ms. McGee is an honors graduate of the University of Alabama Law School with a Certificate in Public Interest Law, where she was editor-in-chief of The Journal of the Legal Profession. She also is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.