Jerri Shick

Pro Bono Counsel

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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.


Honors & Awards

  • Named by the New York Law Journal as one of 2014’s “Lawyers Who Lead By Example: Pro Bono”
  • Recognized as the 2010 Volunteer Attorney of the Year by Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Awarded the 2006 O’Melveny & Myers Values Award


Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


  • New York University, J.D., 1999
  • Tufts University, B.S., Political Science, 1996

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Rya Zobel, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Board Member

  • Board of Trustees of the Federal Bar Foundation


  • Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCO)
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee of New York City Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Program Committee of Federal Bar Council
  • Public Service Committee of Federal Bar Council
  • Advisory Committee of Bet Tzedek’s Holocaust Survivors’ Justice Network

Speaking Engagements

  • “Limited Scope Representation 2019: Ethical & Practical Challenges,” Practising Law Institute (November 14, 2019)