The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
May 6, 2014

And they’re off…

This week, we tip our hats to California Chrome, the winner of this past weekend’s 140th Kentucky Derby. And before we begin speculating about the next leg of the Triple Crown, we invite you to kick back, enjoy a mint julep, and celebrate the “fastest two minutes in sports.”

The excitement that comes along with those two minutes, whether observed from Millionaire’s Row or the infield, are brought about through the work of Churchill Downs Incorporated** (CDI), a company that embraces both tradition and innovation.

Having held the race annually since 1875, there is no shortage of customs at Churchill Downs. In fact, these traditions play an important part in the success of the event. However, company executives remain aware of the changing society around them. Alan Tse, executive vice president and general counsel, calls the company “a 140-year-old startup,” noting the company’s innovative mindset and expansion into new business sectors.

This expansionary mentality extends beyond the racetrack and into the community. In addition to supporting nonprofits through the company’s corporate social responsibility program, CDI recently became a CPBO Challenge® signatory, committing to encourage its legal staff to engage in pro bono work. So while many await the next leg of the Triple Crown, The PBEye looks forward to seeing the company’s legal department navigate complex regulatory laws while providing valuable pro bono services to communities in need.

** denotes a Signatory to the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge®