2017 Awardee David V. Sanker, PhD

david-sanker-2 Why we are honoring him

The James T. Caleshu Award is presented to a partner who has made an extraordinary pro bono contribution to our Legal Services for Entrepreneurs Program.
David Sanker continues to deliver outstanding pro bono legal services to improve economic opportunities for underserved communities.  His support for the LSE program has been unflagging.  He regularly staffs the program’s legal advice clinics and advises clients on intellectual property and other business matters.  David also leads LSE small business workshops to educate entrepreneurs about the impact of copyrights and trademarks for their businesses.  One client had a unique idea for a cycling backpack.  With David’s help, the client applied for and obtained a patent for their idea.  Similarly, he assisted several other clients with obtaining trademarks for their businesses.  David’s passion and expertise has supported asset building and access to a range of goods and services in low-income and minority communities.

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