Claire Donse is responsible for helping to develop, lead, and manage the firm's pro bono program in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the UK. Claire also works with New Perimeter, DLA Piper's international pro bono initiative and nonprofit affiliate.

Claire's pro bono practice is focused in the areas of access to justice and capacity building. She establishes and oversees a diverse range of global pro bono initiatives. She develops high impact international pro bono projects and brings together teams of lawyers from across DLA Piper's global offices to deliver these projects. She works to build partnerships and collaborates with commercial clients, NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies and other joint venture partners to achieve project goals.

Claire has conducted a major economic development project in Timor-Leste and a significant research project on international criminal law. She has also developed and lead teaching courses in Laos, Myanmar, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand and Viet Nam. Her domestic pro bono practice has included conducting strategic impact litigation, representing women and children seeking apprehended violence orders in court and advising individual clients on access to justice issues.

Claire has experience working in Australia, China, France and the United States. Before joining the pro bono team full time, Claire was a Senior Associate in the Sydney Litigation & Regulatory team.