Pro Bono Counsel Jennifer R. Cowan Selected as a Member of Sterling Network NYC

9 January 2018

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP pro bono and litigation counsel, Jennifer R. Cowan, has been selected as a member of the Sterling Network NYC, a project of the Robert Sterling Clarke Foundation. Members have been selected for their commitment to collaboration and their dedication to addressing and resolving the root causes, rather than just the symptoms, of New York City’s most challenging economic issues.

Sterling Network NYC is the first network of its kind in New York City. It was launched in response to the current political and social moment, which the Foundation believes calls for new and innovative approaches to tackling problems facing the city, including poverty and economic inequity. Although the physical conditions of many low-income neighborhoods in New York City have improved, poverty and limited economic mobility remain a systemic problem for all New Yorkers committed to justice and equity.

The new network brings together a cross-section of leaders from the private, public, and social sectors. Collectively, their work spans key issue areas including education, housing, immigration, health, justice and transit. United by a shared orientation towards action, a common ability to work across differences, and a commitment to New York City, this diverse set of leaders is uniquely poised to co-create real solutions to the problem of economic inequity.

The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation is dedicated to helping create and sustain a vibrant New York City. It does so by investing in her people, the organizations that develop them, and the networks of which they are a part. Created in 1952, the private foundation derives its resources from the family’s involvement with the Singer sewing machine.

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