Jerri is the Firm’s Pro Bono Counsel, managing the Firm’s national and international pro bono program, with a special emphasis on the work of O’Melveny’s New York office. In this role, she maintains relationships with various public interest legal services organizations, assists attorneys in obtaining new pro bono matters, manages large-scale pro bono projects, and develops innovative pro bono skills training programs, among other responsibilities.
Jerri is a member of the Federal Bar Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Council Public Service Committee and Program Committee, The New York City Bar Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel, and the Advisory Committee of Bet Tzedek’s Holocaust Survivors’ Justice Network. In addition, Jerri serves on several internal firm committees, including co-leading the Women’s Employee Network in New York.
Jerri was honored by the New York Law Journal as a “Lawyer Who Leads By Example” for Pro Bono in 2014. She was also recognized as the 2010 Volunteer Attorney of the Year by Bet Tzedek Legal Services for managing the Holocaust Survivors Justice Network in New York. In 2006, she received the O’Melveny & Myers Values Award, an award founded by Warren Christopher that is given to two of the firm’s associates/counsel who exemplify the firm’s values of excellence, leadership, and citizenship.
In addition to Jerri’s vast pro bono experience, she has worked on numerous white collar enforcement matters, securities class actions, and shareholder derivative litigations. She has represented individuals and companies in various regulatory enforcement matters, including investigations brought by the United States Department of Justice, the New York State Attorney General's Office, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, she has conducted corporate internal investigations on behalf of clients.