Welcome, Brian!

The CBF is excited to welcome Brian Budzicz as our new Associate Director of Pro Bono & Programs. As Associate Director of Pro Bono & Programs, Brian will lead the CBF’s pro bono efforts, working with lawyers, firms, corporations, the courts, and pro bono and legal aid organizations to maximize the impact of pro bono work. He will also play a lead role in the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing & Debt (CCLAHD) program and oversee the CBF’s advocacy efforts with the courts for programs and policies that promote access to justice.

Before joining the CBF, Brian was an Assistant General Counsel at Zurich North America. He advised the company’s U.S. businesses on insurance regulatory matters, negotiated commercial transactions, and held leadership positions on governance and political action committees. Brian also chaired ZNA’s pro bono program from 2019 to 2022 and served as a liaison between the Z Zurich Foundation and Year Up, a national workforce development nonprofit.

Congratulations and welcome to Brian!