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The 1990 Institute, which aids China by studying and resolving economic and social issues associated with its rapid development, collaborates with lawyers in multiple offices

Clients 1990 Institute, The

Lawyers in Jones Day's Washington, Cleveland, London, and Hong Kong offices collaborated to assist and provide continuing pro bono legal advice to The 1990 Institute, a charitable organization dedicated to aiding China by studying and resolving the major economic and social issues associated with its rapid development. The 1990 Institute has commissioned papers from outside experts on legal and banking reform and for the last six years has enabled 1,000 girls in Shaanxi Province to go to lower and middle school. The Institute is currently working to empower rural Chinese women and raise their standard of living by providing micro-financing. The hope is to develop a sustainable model and replicate it throughout China. Jones Day is providing legal advice to ensure that The 1990 Institute is compliant with the requirements of a 501(c)(3) organization and provides proper documentation to its donors worldwide. Jones Day's multinational efforts are coordinated by Patrick Browne, Ellen Halfon, and Ben Tai.