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Jennifer L. Kroman

Jennifer L. Kroman

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Director of Pro Bono Practice
New York, NY, USA


Jennifer Kroman is  Cleary Gottlieb’s Director of  Pro Bono Practice.  She manages the firm’s broad array of pro bono initiatives and develops and strengthens Cleary’s relationships with public interest and legal services partners.

Jennifer maintains an active docket of pro bono cases, primarily focused on representing survivors of gender violence.  She has represented dozens of human trafficking survivors in a wide array of matters, including immigration relief and filing post-conviction motions to vacate criminal convictions.  She has also handled immigration cases for those victimized by forced marriage and honor killings.

Jennifer often speaks on issues related to pro bono.  She has presented to the Practicing Law Institute and the ABA Equal Justice and UJA Conferences on the legal needs of sex trafficking survivors and ethical issues in pro bono representation.  She has also provided testimony to the New York State Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services on the importance of the private bar in delivering essential pro bono services.

In 2015, Jennifer was honored by Sanctuary for Families with the Abely Award for her work with trafficking survivors.  She has also been honored by The New York Law Journal as a “Lawyer Who Leads By Example” and by The Legal Aid Society for her supervision of a project with Legal Aid representing survivors of sex trafficking who seek vacatur of prior criminal convictions.

Jennifer originally joined the firm in 1996 and was a litigation partner from 2003 to 2006.  During this time, Jennifer devoted substantial time and energy to pro bono matters primarily in connection with poverty and domestic violence issues, including the widely-covered successful representation of 195 homeless people in their quest to receive minimum wage from their employers.

Jennifer received a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in 1991 from the University of Michigan.

Jennifer L. Kroman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Hypothetical 5 - Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Current Issues in Preparing Petitions for T Nonimmigrant Status, Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Hypothetical 4 - Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Current Issues in Preparing Petitions for T Nonimmigrant Status, Wednesday, November 09, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation, Thursday, December 15, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation, Thursday, December 15, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2016, Friday, December 16, 2016, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017, New York, NY
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