Pro Bono Partnership volunteers are a remarkable group, and we are constantly amazed at their unwavering commitment to making change happen and improving lives in our communities. Read below to learn more about the hard work and commitment of our volunteers.

Volunteer Spotlight: Kyle Sommer

Kyle Sommer

Kyle Sommer, Senior Associate in Fragomen’s New York office, has quickly become one of the Partnership’s “go to” immigration law volunteers. Since he began volunteering with the Partnership in 2019, Kyle has assisted several New Jersey nonprofits with immigration law matters, mostly focusing on visa questions. Immigration law presents critical issues for many of the Partnership’s clients, and we are extremely thankful for Kyle’s specialized expertise and guidance.

Nonprofit clients who have worked with Kyle have described him as “absolutely fantastic,” and our Partnership staff attorneys couldn’t agree more. One of our staff attorneys who has worked with Kyle on several matters noted that Kyle gives “great explanations to clients, is quick at turning things around, and is also really good at being adaptable and handling one-off questions that arise.”

We are grateful to Kyle and everyone at Fragomen who supports this critical pro bono work. Fragomen, a Partnership volunteer firm since 2007, has assisted our nonprofit clients on dozens of legal matters. We, and our nonprofit clients, look forward to our continued work with Fragomen and Kyle.

Interested in learning more about the impact our wonderful volunteers have on the nonprofit community? Explore the following Volunteer Spotlights for an in-depth look:

Bassam Zohny, Reed Smith LLP

Bill Roberts, Shipman & Goodwin

Blank Rome

Bob Chesler and John Lacey, Anderson Kill

Brian McGuire, Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

Christine Malafi and Kyle Broderick, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

Christine McInerney, The Nature’s Bounty Co.

Dechert LLP + YWCA of Bergen County

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

F. Scott Wilson, Pratt & Whitney

Jay Crowley

Jeff Gruen, Merck & Co., Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Joshua Savey

Kurt Odell, Moran Towing Corporation

Lisa Peterson

Lisa Ulrich, IBM

Long Island Legal Check-Up Volunteers

Mark Benevenia & Vance Camisa, Merck & Co., Inc. + Creative Heartwork

Meredith Morgan, Zukerman Gore Brandeis & Crossman, LLP

Michael Angarsky, The Chef’s Warehouse + Soul Ryeders

Rachel Fernbach, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Rachel Lieberman, Synchrony Financial

Robinson & Cole LLP

Sanofi U.S., New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Department of the Year for Pro Bono

Sofia Papakostas, JPMorgan Chase + Steppin’ Up Yonkers

Susan Corcoran, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Susan Varkey-Samuel

Venable LLP