October 26, 2016
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The National Law Journal Names "Washington’s Most Influential Women Lawyers"




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

For additional information on the September 30 awards dinner, contact Lisa Sharpe at (212) 457-7840 or lsharpe@alm.com or visit www.contactalm.com/ltawards.

Founded in 1978, The National Law Journal has the largest paid circulation of any weekly publication serving the legal community. The NLJ is published by ALM.

ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. ALM’s market-leading brands include The American LawyerCorporate Counsel, GlobeSt.com, Insight Conferences, Law.com, Law Journal Press, LegalTech, The National Law Journal andReal Estate Forum. Headquartered in New York City, ALM was formed in 1997. For more information, visit www.alm.com.

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