Julisa Edwards

General Counsel at Trout Unlimited

Julisa Edwards is the general counsel at Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit conservation organization that brings together diverse interests to protect rivers and streams.  Located in the Washington, DC. area, she is an attorney with more than 15 years of experience with international nonprofit organizations. She served as general counsel of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust and various senior legal roles at the Pew Charitable Trust, The Nature Conservancy, and Conservation International. She earned a LLM from both The George Washington University School of Law and University of London. She has her law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. She is a long-time volunteer in the ACC Nonprofit Network. 


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Beware! Self-Dealing and the Corporate Foundation

Many corporations have focused charitable activities within a corporate foundation to better manage their charitable giving. With such a close connection between a corporate foundation and its related corporation’s business, there is potential for inadvertent self-dealing. Careful planning must be undertaken regarding any proposed transaction between the related business and the foundation.