Hilarie Atkisson

Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility / Pro Bono Counsel

San Francisco 415.875.2040


Hilarie Atkisson is the Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro Bono Counsel at Fenwick & West. In this role, she leads the firm’s charitable giving, community service and pro bono programs to maximize our impact in the communities where we work and live. Benefiting from insights gained over 17 years in pro bono work, as well a​s her involvement with public interest and community service organizations, Hilarie aims to provide Fenwick attorneys meaningful opportunities, ensure widespread participation in the program, and provide clients with the highest-quality legal services. Hilarie also works with members of the firm to identify community service and charitable giving opportunities that provide the greatest possible benefit to our broader community and the most rewarding experiences for those donating their time.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Hilarie spent many years directing the firm-wide administration of pro bono programs at two top tier international law firms. Before administering pro bono programs, she practiced employment law. Hilarie earned her undergraduate degree from Mills College and went on to the University of California, Hastings College of the Law where she earned a J.D.


  • 2011 Keta Taylor Colby Award Winner, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Practicing Law Institute Presenter “Handling Your First Pro Bono Case,” October 2013 and May 2014
  • Co-Chair, California State Bar, California Pro Bono Coordinating Committee
  • Leadership Committee, Justice and Diversity Center, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Advisory Committee, Lawyers’ Campaign for Veterans, Swords to Plowshares
  • Member, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area