Folarin is our 2017 Corporate Attorney of the Year and we recognized his great service to PBPO at our Volunteer Appreciation event last month. Folarin is a recent transplant to Cincinnati from Chicago, and jumped right in to assist PBPO and our clients. In the past two years, he volunteered for 12 different projects and participated in 2 Nonprofit Legal Check Ups.
Why does Folarin volunteer with PBPO?
“Everyone deserves access to the law – no matter their financial situation. PBPO and the respective NPOs are vehicles to provide such services and aid to the community. It is my responsibility to help as many people as possible.”
More about Folarin:
Folarin is Senior Counsel at GE Aviation and advises the Commercial Engines, Services, Global Sales and Digital business units on legal and risk management issues arising in commercial, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters impacting GE Aviation’s $26 billion operations. Folarin has 14 years of large law firm and in-house experience, including Locke Lord LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, advising clients and businesses from diverse industries, including aviation and aerospace, industrial, digital, retail, real estate, financial services, restaurant, hotel and telecommunications.
Folarin is committed to community service, and has volunteered his skills in both Chicago and Cincinnati. Folarin has represented students seeking Individualized Education Programs, defended students facing expulsion from public schools and served as a guardian ad litem representing the interests of children in guardianship cases. He served on the Board of Directors of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation (“CVLS”) and was twice elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors of CVLS.
In his spare time, Folarin plays racquetball or basketball. He also enjoys watching television and movies with his family… if he cannot make it back to Chicago for a Bulls’ or Bears’ game.