NEW YORK----The National Law Journal has named its 2010 list of “Washington’s Most Influential Women Lawyers.” The listing recognizes women who set the legal agenda in the nation’s capital and includes 33 lawyers from private firms, government, and advocacy and trade groups. They range from the two women on the Supreme Court (and one more who’s likely to be) to the heads of practice groups and offices at D.C. firms to civil rights activists. The complete report is available in today’s issue of The National Law Journaland on www.nlj.com.
“In Washington, these are women whose power and legal acumen commands the respect of their peers regardless of gender”
Awardees were selected by the editors of The National Law Journal, based upon reporting over the past year and nominations from peers in the D.C. legal community. They will be honored, along with the legal “Champions” and “Visionaries” named previously this year, at a gala dinner Sept 30 at The Willard in Washington, D.C.
“In Washington, these are women whose power and legal acumen commands the respect of their peers regardless of gender,” said David Brown, editor in chief of The National Law Journal.
This year’s honorees are:
|Nan Aron, president, Alliance for Justice|
|Charlene Barshefsky, partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr|
|Elise Bean, Democratic staff director and chief counsel, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations|
|Beth Brinkmann, deputy assistant attorney general, Civil Division appellate staff|
|Robin Conrad, executive vice president, National Chamber Litigation Center|
|Marianna Dyson, chair, Miller & Chevalier|
|Deborah Feinstein, partner, Arnold & Porter|
|Alice Fisher, partner, Latham & Watkins|
|Deborah Garza, partner, Covington & Burling|
|Ruth Bader Ginsburg, justice, U.S. Supreme Court|
|Jamie Gorelick, partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr|
|Marcia Greenberger, co-president, National Women's Law Center|
|Elena Kagan, solicitor general, Solicitor General’s Office|
|Carolyn Lamm, partner, White & Case and president, American Bar Association|
|Debra Lee, chairman and CEO, BET Holdings Inc.|
|Linda Lipsen, chief executive officer, American Association for Justice|
|Marcia Madsen, partner, Mayer Brown|
|Laura Miller, partner, Nixon Peabody|
|Patricia Millett, partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld|
|Heather Podesta, founder, Heather Podesta + Partners|
|Mary Ellen Powers, Washington partner in charge, Jones Day|
|Jane Sullivan Roberts, managing director, Major, Lindsey & Africa|
|Lisa Rickard, president, Institute for Legal Reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce|
|Kathryn Ruemmler, deputy counsel to the president, White House Counsel’s Office|
|Judith Sandalow, executive director, Children's Law Center|
|Linda Singer, partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll|
|Melanie Sloan, executive director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington|
|Sonia Sotomayor, justice, U.S. Supreme Court|
|Grace Speights, Washington managing partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius|
|Cheryl Tritt, partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer|
|Christine Varney, assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice|
|Helgi Walker, partner, Wiley Rein|
|Beth Wilkinson, partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison|
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