Meghan D. Hely Walsh

Public and Charitable Service Manager
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Meg Walsh manages Holland & Knight's Public and Charitable Service Department, which leads the firm’s global pro bonocommunity service and charitable giving initiatives. She was previously a member of the firm's Corporate Law Practice Group and Nonprofit and Education Teams. In that role, she advised businesses and nonprofit entities on corporate governance, transactions, institutional funds and legislation.

While at Holland & Knight, Ms. Walsh completed a fellowship with the nonprofit corporation of MetroLacrosse, Inc., where she assisted with business and structural issues for the organization. Prior to starting her legal career, Ms. Walsh was an associate at a venture capital firm. She focused on the business models, capital structure, and governance of emerging companies, and worked closely with the leadership and boards of directors of the firm's portfolio companies.

Ms. Walsh has been a volunteer for many years with MetroLacrosse, which uses the sport of lacrosse to inspire personal, athletic and educational success among urban youth. Through Holland & Knight's Public and Charitable Service Department, she has been a volunteer at two public schools in Boston, the Boston Renaissance Charter School and the Josiah Quincy Lower School, as well as the Brooklyn Preparatory High School in New York.

Honors & Awards

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Philanthropy Award, City & State New York, 2017

Memberships

  • Amherst College, Class of 2002, Vice President, 2012-2017; Social Media Chair, 2017-2022
  • Association of Pro Bono Counsel
  • Boston Bar Association, Public Interest Leadership Program, 2012-2013
  • MetroLacrosse, Board of Directors, 2012-2017 
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation, TrustLaw Pro Bono Council