Robert J. Benson
Robert J. Benson is a partner in the global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and has practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation for more than 25 years.
In 1999, Robert established Arms of Love, a non-profit organization that provides homes for abused and abandoned children in developing countries and scholarships so they can pursue a higher education. In 2017, Robert established another non-profit organization, Love Forward, that will provide scholarships to a broader range of disadvantaged students in developing countries who similarly come from a background of abandonment and abuse. In 2017, Orrick recognized Robert’s contributions with its annual Community Responsibility Award.
Robert and his wife Kristen have four children, Jessica, Andrew, Danielle, and Stephanie.
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by Robert J. Benson
Can a single act of love have global impact? Robert Benson's answer is "yes." In 1968, his life was changed when an ordinary couple took him home from a children's shelter in California. Over the next fifty years, the reverberations reached around the world and changed hundreds more, as Robert sought to help other abused and abandoned children. That is the principle behind Love Forward.
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