News Releases
May 1, 2014

Polsinelli welcomes attorney Jonathan S. Blum as counsel for the firm’s growing national Nonprofit Organizations Practice. Blum has taken a nontraditional career path practicing first as a corporate lawyer, then as inside counsel to two prominent nonprofits and now assisting nonprofit organizations for Polsinelli. Prior to joining Polsinelli, Blum was the general counsel and corporate secretary to Susan G. Komen®, the international breast cancer charity, and the executive director and general counsel of the David Nathan Meyerson Foundation, the philanthropic vehicle for the Morton H. Meyerson family.

“I’m passionate about nonprofits and this opportunity allows me to practice with some of the industry’s most highly respected professionals while doing what I enjoy,” said Blum. “The firm has an excellent reputation for serving the underserved nonprofit industry, and I am excited about the firm’s future and growth potential here in Dallas.”

Through his experience as in-house general counsel to a major international charity and a private foundation, Blum recognizes the importance of concentration on the key issues affecting clients and moving quickly to identify practical legal options in order for clients to stay mission-focused and make informed decisions. He counsels his nonprofit clients on a broad array of legal issues the nonprofit sector including legal matters and building capacity for the future.

Blum earned his law degree with honors in 2000 from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and earned a B.A. in 1997 from the same university. During his time at UT Law, he served as the articles editor of the Texas International Law Journal. He is a member The State Bar of Texas and recently was selected for inclusion in Dallas Business Journal Corporate Counsel Awards – Rising Stars. In 2004, he was honored by the Dallas Bar Association and the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas as Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.
Blum is also an Adjunct Professor for the SMU Dedman School of Law, lecturing on small business and nonprofit law and supervising law students that provide free legal services to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The addition of Blum occurs during an exciting period of overall growth for Polsinelli, which has seen its national footprint expand to 11 states and 18 cities. The Dallas office opened in 2011 and has grown from its initial three attorneys to 28. Polsinelli was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America during 2008 to 2012 by The American Lawyer. The firm moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue, and is an Am Law 100 law firm.

Blum should be considered an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Trends and issues facing nonprofits, foundations and advocacy groups
• Nonprofits legal issues
• Serving the needs of an underserved population

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, hmcmichael@polsineli.com

About Polsinelli

real challenges. real answers.SM Polsinelli is a first generation Am Law 100 firm, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 700 attorneys in 18 offices. Polsinelli was profiled in the June 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period. The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
*Law360, March 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Polsinelli

real challenges. real answers.SM Polsinelli is a first generation Am Law 100 firm, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 700 attorneys in 18 offices. Polsinelli was profiled in the June 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period. The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
*Law360, March 2014