Dorian Meyer Needham

Pro Bono Attorney

Dorian Needham is WilmerHale’s pro bono attorney. In this role, Mr. Needham supports the firm’s global pro bono program, which seeks to increase access to justice for underserved communities around the world. Mr. Needham identifies new opportunities for WilmerHale to engage with nonprofits and legal services providers, and he helps the firm’s attorneys maximize their impact in their local neighborhoods and beyond.

Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Needham’s professional activities included legal practice and risk management, in environments spanning an international law firm, two nonprofits and a high-growth start-up. 

Professional Activities

Mr. Needham’s long history of working with refugee populations includes board service at Immigration Equality, a legal services organization that advocates for LGBTQ+ and HIV-positive immigrants.


  • Education

    • LLB, BCL, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2010

      Dean’s Honour List

      Editor, McGill Law Journal

      Co-Founder and Executive Editor, McGill Journal of Law and Health

    • AB, Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

      cum laude, with Certificates in French and Linguistics

      Phi Beta Kappa

      Commonwealth Scholarship

      Davis United World College Scholarship

      Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence

  • Admissions

    • New York

    • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    • US District Court for the Southern District of New York