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Paul, Weiss Serves as Pro Bono Counsel to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

As part of the firm’s pro bono efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paul, Weiss lawyers played an integral role in the work of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) over the past ten months. Founded weeks into the pandemic as a division of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, the NJPRF is chaired by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and comprised of business and community leaders, making up one of the most impactful pandemic relief organizations in the country. Over two dozen board members and countless donors across New Jersey have raised over $66 million in emergency pandemic relief funds. Through targeted grants and programs, those funds have been made available to those suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular emphasis on socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and other communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Paul, Weiss lawyers advised NJPRF on its largest disbursements, ultimately drafting and negotiating grant agreements totaling more than $20 million and benefitting over 47 different community organizations and initiatives across New Jersey. Paul, Weiss also assisted NJPRF with its organizational documents and policies, and provided oversight, compliance and risk management advice with regard to several other discrete issues.

First Lady Tammy Murphy and NJPRF CEO Josh Weinreich made the following statement: “NJPRF is incredibly grateful for the hard work, effort, and great results by Paul, Weiss and their attorneys. Their diligence helped get millions of dollars out the door quickly to those in New Jersey who need the most. Moreover, Paul, Weiss’ pro-bono support greatly contributed to NJPRF spending 100% of all donations on programs and families suffering because of COVID. The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund thanks Paul, Weiss for their contributions and is grateful for their dedication these past months.”

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partner Ken Schneider and associate Brian Koziara.

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