2015 Recipient

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Where presented : 
Exemplar Award Dinner
Recipient(s) name: 
John Schultz
Recipient title: 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Recipient organization: 
Hewlett-Packard Company
Recipient organization city: 
Palo Alto
Recipient organization state: 
Reason for selection of recipient(s): 

Through his leadership at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), John has shown an extraordinary dedication to community service and contributed significantly to access to justice initiatives.

HP signed the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge in 2007 and has since developed a sophisticated program that is a model for other in-house legal departments across the country.  Members of the HP legal team have contributed tens of thousands of hours to improve the lives of countless people in critical need of legal services. Highlights of their impressive work include: providing legal assistance to ensure that veterans receive the benefits that they bravely earned; scaling a record clearance clinic to other communities through innovative public-private collaborations; teaching hundreds of high school students, each year, through legal education workshops; and regularly hosting local legal aid clinics to assist homeless individuals, natural disaster victims, and other underserved populations across the country and around the world.

John was named Chair of NLADA’s Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC) in 2014, after serving as an integral member of NLADA’s Corporate Advisory Committee for several years. Under his leadership, NLADA is relaunching the Committee to engage a broader network of corporate legal leaders. This growth will enable the CAC to play a more prominent role in advancing NLADA’s mission and initiatives through unique engagement opportunities with the organization’s civil legal aid and public defense members, as well as the client community.

John was named Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company in April 2012. He was previously Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Investigations and Global Functions, where he managed all major litigation filed against HP globally, including intellectual property, government investigations, and commercial and employment disputes.