Fulbright & Jaworski to Partner with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in the Greater Houston Area
In an effort to spark job-creation and small business growth, Goldman Sachs has launched an initiative called 10,000 Small Businesses, providing 10,000 small businesses with greater access to business education, mentors and networks, and financial capital.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million initiative that will unlock the economic growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Long Beach, New Orleans and Houston. Goldman Sachs is partnering with select law firms and other advisors to conduct pro bono legal clinics. Fulbright & Jaworski will be participating in Houston.
The initiative is based on the research of the Small Business Administration which reports that small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years. They represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms, hire 40 percent of high tech workers, and produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.
All services provided by Fulbright & Jaworski and other law firms around the country will be completed on a pro bono basis.
To learn more about Fulbright & Jaworski's pro bono efforts, visit www.fulbright.com/probono.