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A team of Jenner & Block lawyers recently provided pro bono assistance to the Young Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children arriving in the United States. The Young Center, which has offices in several major US cities, sought to spin off and become an independent entity from another nonprofit that had been its sponsor. Jenner & Block Partner Richard F. Levy is a member of the Young Center’s Board of Directors and in addition to giving his time, he arranged for the firm to provide pro bono assistance to the organization. Partners D. Joe Smith, Carrie F. Apfel, S. Tony Ling and Peter H. Rosenbaum; Of Counsel Emma J. Sullivan; and Associate Grant B. Schweikert provided counsel on multiple aspects of the Young Center’s separation, including the novation of its contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services; drafting transactional agreements governing its spin-off; providing counsel regarding certain labor and employee benefit matters; and advising its Board of Directors in connection with the spin-off. The spin-off was completed on October 1. To read a letter of appreciation to Jenner & Block Managing Partner Terrence J. Truax from the Young Center’s executive director and managing director, please click here.