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Reed Smith Joins Student Leader Advisory Council of Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

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Reed Smith, an international law firm, has become a member of the Student Leader Advisory Council of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The council works with GSEI’s leadership to drive growth and impact of the Student Leader Program. Roles and responsibilities of council members include serving as mentors to the student leaders, providing seed funding for student-led projects, and speaking at sponsored networking and leadership development events.

GSEI partners with companies, nonprofits, and government agencies – and across sectors – to create lasting social, economic, and environmental impact.

Student engagement is central to GSEI, with more than 75 student leaders from across the university who are involved in partner research, strategic planning, internships, case studies and other activities.

“We are pleased to be part of this important program,” said Sandy Thomas, global managing partner, Reed Smith. “Our firm’s emphasis on corporate responsibility, community service, and pro bono work will enable us to provide great experiences for the participating Student Leaders.”

GSEI Student Leaders’ work with Reed Smith initially will focus on social impact finance, the U.S. opioid epidemic, and the international refugee crisis.

“We are excited to have Reed Smith on our council,” said Joe Weinstein, GSEI senior partner and co-director of the Student Leader program. “They will provide strategic counsel and will be great mentors for our students.”

About Reed Smith: Reed Smith is an international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their business forward. We enrich our client's experiences with us and support them in achieving their business goals. Our longstanding relationships, international outlook and collaborative structure lead to the speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions and regulatory matters. For further information, visit

About the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI): Based at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, GSEI enables current and future Georgetown-educated leaders to drive social, environmental, and economic impact across the globe. For more information, visit Follow us Twitter @GSEI_Georgetown