Meghan D. Hely Walsh

Corporate Responsibility Partner
Meghan D. H. Walsh

Overview

Meg Walsh serves as Corporate Responsibility Partner for Holland & Knight. She manages the firm's corporate responsibility efforts, which include its pro bono legal service practice, which invested more than $45 million in free legal service in 2018. Her oversight also includes the firm's community service initiatives, which support more than 100 nonprofits and schools at over 100 volunteer events each year through the firm's 9/11 Day of Service and Opening Doors for Children programs. She also manages the firm's charitable giving in collaboration with the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, which together invest more than $2 million each year in community organizations.

Ms. Walsh was previously a member of the firm's Corporate, Nonprofit and Education teams and has advised nonprofits, social enterprises and businesses on corporate governance, transactions, institutional funds and legislation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Walsh was an associate at a venture capital firm where she focused on the business models, capital structure and governance of emerging companies. She worked closely with the leadership and boards of directors of the firm's portfolio companies.

Ms. Walsh is a member of the Thomson Reuters Foundation's TrustLaw Pro Bono Council and works closely with TrustLaw, Lawyers Alliance for New York and the Exponentum network to advance the provision of legal services to nonprofits and social enterprises.

In addition, Ms. Walsh is an advocate for vulnerable, migrant and enslaved children through Holland & Knight's work with Kids in Need of Defense, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Grace Farms Foundation and Unchain. She has served on the boards of MetroLacrosse and Harlem Lacrosse, and has volunteered with students at the Brooklyn Preparatory High School, Boston Renaissance Charter School and the Josiah Quincy Lower School through Holland & Knight's Opening Doors for Children program. Ms. Walsh has three young children who are the inspiration for her work.

Experience

Credentials

Education
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Amherst College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
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
  • Harlem Lacrosse, Corporate Governance Committee and New York Advisory Board
  • MetroLacrosse, Board of Directors, 2012-2017
  • New Canaan Nature Center, Board of Directors, 2018-2019
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation, TrustLaw Pro Bono Council
Honors & Awards
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Philanthropy Award, City & State New York, 2017

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