Our Experience at Work
Corporate and Regulatory Legal Counsel for International Nonprofit: Global Partnerships
HCMP has enjoyed a long pro bono relationship with Global Partnerships, a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit impact investor whose mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. Global Partnerships pioneers and invests in sustainable solutions that help impoverished people earn a living and improve their lives, and has invested in a portfolio of 47 microfinance institutions (MFIs), social businesses and cooperatives in 11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is also exploring opportunities in East Africa. Global Partnerships is staffed by a team of 29 employees in offices in Seattle, Washington, and Managua, Nicaragua, and investments are focused around four impact areas: health services, rural livelihoods, green technology and micro-entrepreneurship. Across these impact areas, women currently comprise a majority (60%) of the people served.
Since its inception in 1994, GP has invested $162.3 million in 80 partner organizations who now bring sustainable solutions that help their clients save time and money, increase productivity, access affordable healthcare and earn a stable income.
HCMP began providing a variety of pro bono legal services to Global Partnerships in 2009 and continues to do so today. Attorneys counsel the organization and its leadership on a variety of general corporate and business legal issues, and have provided advice relating to board actions, vendor contracts, and employment matters. We have also provided counsel on public policy, securities laws and domestic and international regulatory issues to ensure organizational compliance.