The International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) recently presented Hahn Loeser’s Cleveland Partner-in-Charge Craig Owen White with a Global Impact Volunteer Award. White was recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty, dedicating his time, care and attention to his pro bono work in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“It is really an honor to be recognized,” White said in his acceptance speech. “I have worked with ISLP for many years and it has become a part of my life. I’ve worked most closely with the commercial law training program, which is a group of ISLP volunteers who partner with practicing lawyers of color in sub-Saharan African countries, designed to teach what they don’t teach you in law school.”
The presentation was part of ISLP’s 20th anniversary celebration. White has served as an instructor for ISLP’s commercial law training program since 2007. He also recently completed his tenure as ISLP’s vice chair.
ISLP provides pro bono legal services around the world to governments, civil society organizations, and social enterprises in support of the rule of law and equitable, inclusive economic development, particularly in countries transitioning to democracy and market-based economies.
White guides established and growth-oriented companies through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, enterprise governance, and financing and licensing issues in the United States and abroad. White was reappointed for a second term by the U.S. Trade Representative to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA). The TACA provides advice to the USTR in developing U.S. trade policy throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to these accolades, White was named among the Top 100 Black Lawyers in Ohio by The National Black Lawyers earlier this year.