Miriam Buhl "is Pro Bono Counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and coordinates the firm’s award-winning worldwide pro bono program. In 2008, Weil Gotshal’s 1,200 attorneys performed more than 85,000 hours of pro bono work on a wide range of issues including human rights, economic development, corporate governance, political asylum and environmental protection. Among other accolades, the firm has received the Pro Bono Institute’s Pickering Award (2008) and the ABA Pro Bono Publico Award (2009). Ms. Buhl was awarded Pro Bono Counsel of the Year by The Legal Aid Society in 2006.
"Prior to joining Weil Gotshal in 2005, Ms. Buhl was state director for the Greater New York Chapter of the March of Dimes, one of the largest nonprofits in the U.S. Between 1999 to 2004, Ms. Buhl was executive director of The New York Women's Foundation. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Buhl was founding director of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Public Service Network, a program to link volunteer attorneys with public service organizations. She also served as executive director of the fair housing agency Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. from 1993 to 1997, and was staff attorney for The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Division, Brooklyn Neighborhood Office.
"As Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia University Law School, Ms. Buhl co-teaches the Externship on Pro Bono Program and Design with Ellen Chapnick, Dean for Social Justice Programs. She is a member of the boards of directors for the City Bar Justice Center and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee, is a member of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel, and serves on the New York State Bar Association Committee on Legal Aid, the Innocence Project’s Development Committee, the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Advisory Committee, Alliance for Justice’s New York Advisory Committee, the Federal Bar Council Public Service Committee, the Public Interest Law Institute’s Advisory Committee and the Expert Advisor team to the NYU Catherine Reynolds Program on Social Entrepreneurship."