- Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award (1996)
Jeffrey Pankratz is the President and CEO of Justice Ventures International. He also serves as Managing Director of Development Sourcing Advisors LLC, a D.C. consulting firm advising U.S. and Indian businesses. His has lived and worked on and off in India since 2003. He received a J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.S. in business administration from California Polytechnic State University.
Pankratz was Of Counsel at the law firm of Venable LLP where his practice focused on outsourcing transactions and development finance, including real estate equity syndications, community development lending, partnership law, microfinance, social venture capital funds, and tax credits. Throughout his career, he has been active in pro bono matters in the areas of human rights and development. Pankratz's initial exposure to India was in 2003 when he lived and work in southern India for the International Justice Mission, supporting its efforts to eradicate bonded slavery in that region. In addition, Pankratz served as the Director of Management and Organizational Development for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, Maryland, and as the Executive Director of the Community Development Law Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.