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Past Award Winners: By Year

2019

Law Firm Award
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Above & Beyond Award
Jen Swedish
Washington Council of Lawyers Board Member & Government Attorney

Government Pro Bono Award
Marisa Schnaith
U.S. Department of Labor

Legal Services Award
Trisha Monroe
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Presidents Award for Public Service
Nicole Austin-Hillery
Human Rights Watch

2018

Law Firm Award Award
Covington & Burling LLP

Legal Services Award
Lindsy Miles-Hare
Ayuda

Government Pro Bono Award
Catalina Martinez
U.S. Small Business Administration

Presidents Award for Public Service
Shelley Broderick
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clark School of Laws

2017

Law Firm Award
Mayer Brown LLP

Above & Beyond Award
Jaya Saxena
The George Washington University Law School

Legal Services Award
Tracy Goodman
Children’s Law Center

Government Pro Bono Award
Deborah Birnbaum
U.S. Department of Labor

Presidents Award for Public Service
Patty Mullahy Fugere
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

2016

Law Firm Award
Dechert LLP

Legacy Award
Marsha Tucker
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Legal Services Award
Skip Mark
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

Government Pro Bono Award
Katrina Rouse
U.S. Department of Justice

Presidents Award for Public Service
Kathryn Doan
CAIR Coalition

2015

Law Firm Award
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Above & Beyond Award
 Jennifer Tschirch
Catholic University of American, Columbus School of Law

Legal Services Award
Rebecca Lindhurst
Bread for the City

Government Pro Bono Award
Kathryn Legomsky
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Presidents Award for Public Service
Roderic V. O. Boggs
Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs

2014

Law Firm Award
Sidley Austin

Above & Beyond Award
Gregory Lipper
Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Legal Services Award
Jodi Feldman
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Government Pro Bono Award
John Bowers
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division

Presidents Award for Public Service
Avis Buchanan
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

2013

Legacy Award
Lawrence Schneider
Arnold & Porter LLP

Law Firm Award
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Government Pro Bono Award
Jay Owen
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Presidents Award for Public Service
Judith Sandalow
Children’s Law Center

2012

Law Firm Award
SNR Denton

Government Pro Bono Award
Edward Eliasberg
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Presidents Award for Public Service
James Sandman
Legal Services Corporation    

2011

Law Firm Award
Hogan Lovells / Arnold & Porter

Government Pro Bono Award
Karen Shrimp
Securities & Exchange Commission)

Presidents Award for Public Service
Walter Smith
DC Appleseed

2010

Law Firm Award
DLA Piper

Government Pro Bono Award 
John Warshawsky
U.S. Department of Justice

Presidents Award for Public Service
Maureen Thornton Syracuse
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program

2009

Above & Beyond Award
Mary Kennedy
Arnold & Porter LLP

Law Firm Award
Goodwin Procter

Government Pro Bono Award
Sean Keveney
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Presidents Award for Public Service
Louise Howells
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law

2008

Law Firm Award
Hunton & Williams

Government Pro Bono Award
Paul Kendall
Federal Bureau of Prisons

Presidents Award for Public Service
Katia Garrett
D.C. Bar Foundation

2007

Law Firm Award
Crowell & Moring

Government Pro Bono Award
James Yoon
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Presidents Award for Public Service
Daniel Bruner
Whitman-Walker

2006

Law Firm Award
Akin Gump

Government Pro Bono Award
Mark Fletcher
U.S. Department of Justice

Presidents Award for Public Service
Jonathan Smith
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

2005

Law Firm Award
Arnold & Porter LLP

Government Pro Bono Award
Julie Abbate
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Presidents Award for Public Service
Nkechi Taifa
Open Society Foundations

2004

Law Firm Award
Akin Gump Strauss, Hauer & Feld / Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Government Pro Bono Award
Laura Klein
U.S. Department of Justice

Presidents Award for Public Service
Jan Allen May
AARP, Legal Counsel for the Elderly

2003

Law Firm Award
Jenner & Block LLP

Government Pro Bono Award
Claire McGuire
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation / U.S. Department of Transportation

Presidents Award for Public Service
Paula D. Scott
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

2002

Law Firm Award
Arnold & Porter / Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson / Heller, Huron, Chertkof, Lerner, Simon & Salzman

Presidents Award for Public Service
Virginia E. Sloan
The Constitution Project

2001

Law Firm Award
Arnold & Porter / Hogan & Hartson / Steptoe & Johnson

Presidents Award for Public Service
Linda Perle
Center for Law and Social Policy