Wiley Rein attorneys and practice groups are frequently recognized as industry leaders by their peers, clients and various legal and business publications. The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless has recognized the firm for its "exceptional volunteer work," and The American Lawyer recently honored Chairman Richard E. Wiley with its prestigious “Lifetime Achiever” award. Additionally, The National Law Journal placed founding partner Bert Rein on its selective list of Washington, DC’s “Visionary” lawyers.
Lauren Friend McKelvey Named “Rising Star” by International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
Lauren Friend McKelvey, an associate in Wiley Rein’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice, has received the 2014 “Rising Star” Award from the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), the premier international networking and professional growth organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency field. Read more.
Tara L. Ward, a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice, was recognized by SmartCEO as a 2014 Washington Power Player finalist at a special awards ceremony on September 16, 2014. Evaluated and chosen by an independent panel of local business leaders, Power Players honors professionals in the legal, accounting, and banking fields who embody leadership, accomplishment, innovation, and success in their fields.
Mary Jo Manning, a member of the firm’s Public Policy and Media practices, received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award on June 7 at the reunion weekend alumni luncheon of her alma mater, Hood College, in Frederick, MD. The award is reserved for alumni who have made “significant and exemplary achievements within their profession,” especially “extraordinary contributions in the life of Hood College.”
Calling him “a leading force” in U.S. communications who “played a pivotal role” in the development of HDTV, the Library of American Broadcasting has named Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley one of its Giants of Broadcasting for 2013. The awards celebrate “distinguished leadership or performance in television and radio.” Read more.
Umair Javed, an attorney in Wiley Rein’s Communications Practice, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List, which recognizes the exceptional work of early- to mid-career attorneys under 40. He was among 100 lawyers in the mid-Atlantic region who were chosen based on noteworthy accomplishments and nominations from mentors, peers and colleagues. Read more.
Wiley Rein's Jerita DeBraux Salley Honored as a 2013 "Idealist of the Year" by City Year Washington, DC
Jerita L. DeBraux Salley, an attorney in the Aviation and Corporate Practices was honored on May 8, 2013 at City Year Washington, DC's Idealism in Action Gala. The Gala—a premier annual benefit—offers local companies the opportunity to acknowledge "extraordinary community-minded employees." Ms. Salley was recognized as one of 2013's "Idealists of the Year" for her efforts to "improve our community, nation or world through acts of service and volunteerism."
Jim Slattery, Kathryn Bucher, Daniel Graham and Kate McDonald Receive 2013 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing
Wiley Rein LLP attorneys Jim Slattery, chair of the firm's Public Policy Practice, Kathryn Bucher, co-chair of the Health Care Practice, Daniel P. Graham, a partner in the Government Contracts Practice and Kate R. McDonald, an associate in the Health Care and Insurance Practices, have been named recipients of a 2013 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for their article, "Supreme Court Affirms Opportunities and Uncertainties for Health Care Contractors." Read more.
Founding partner Bert W. Rein and Communications Litigation chair Andrew G. McBride have been named 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC by Best Lawyers. Mr. Rein was singled out for his leading work in “Administrative/Regulatory Law,” while Mr. McBride received recognition as a standout in “Communications Law.” Only one lawyer in a major metropolitan area and legal specialty receives the annual honor. Read more.
The American Lawyer has selected Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley to receive a prestigious 2012 Lifetime Achiever Award. Mr. Wiley’s extraordinary career is profiled in the magazine’s September 2012 issue, along with a select group of lawyers “whose contributions to law and to society have made significant positive impacts.” The American Lawyer editor in chief Robin Sparkman said in a statement that “our 2012 class of Lifetime Achievers boasts extraordinary professional success and a true dedication to public service.” Read more.
Matthew J. Dowd, an appellate and litigation attorney in Wiley Rein's Intellectual Property Practice, received a 2012 Committee Individual Leadership Award and a 2012 Pro Bono Leadership Award from the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) for his work as co-chair of the FCBA's Pro Bono Committee. Read more.
On June 5, 2012, Communications Practice attorney Edgar Class received the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Distinguished Service Award 2011-2012 at the FCBA's Annual Luncheon. Mr. Class received the award for his work on the FCBA Journal Committee which has been working to transition the Federal Communications Law Journal from its former host law school to The George Washington University Law School.
Edgar Class, an attorney in the Communications Practice, was honored on May 23, 2012 at City Year Washington, DC's Idealism in Action Gala. The Gala—a premier annual benefit—offers local companies the opportunity to acknowledge "extraordinary community-minded employees." Mr. Class was recognized as one of 2012's "Idealists of the Year" for his efforts to "improve our community, nation or world through acts of service and volunteerism."
Communications Attorney Edgar Class Receives Member Spotlight Honor from the Hispanic Bar Association of DC
Wiley Rein Communications Practice attorney Edgar Class was featured in the Member Spotlight section of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC's newsletter based on his success at the firm and his professional development work. Mr. Class was noted for his leadership in serving as co-chair of the committee responsible for overseeing the Federal Communications Bar Association's Federal Communications Law Journal, and also as chair of the HBA-DC's Professional Development Committee. In addition, Mr. Class was cited for his help in organizing a number of HBA-DC programs, including panel discussions and workshops designed to provide career guidance for Hispanic attorneys. Only four individuals per year are chosen for the Member Spotlight honor, and selection is based on "community involvement, professional development and leadership."
Wiley Rein Government Contracts partner Daniel P. Graham has been named a "Rising Star" by Law360, as a result of having built a career "representing contractors launching and defending challenges over government work worth millions." The honor goes to attorneys under the age of 40 whose accomplishments "belie their age." Read more.
Wiley Rein Insurance partner Gary P. Seligman has been named a "Rising Star" by Law360, as a result of having "earned a reputation as a client that big insurance companies request by name." The honor goes to attorneys under the age of 40 whose accomplishments in major litigation "belie their age." Read more.
On May 1, 2012, The Institute for Communications Law Studies at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law will honor Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley with its prestigious Milestone Award. The Milestone Award recognizes attorneys in the field of communications law and policy for exemplary service to the law school and outstanding achievement in their field. Read more.
Thomas Brunner to Receive the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs' Wiley A. Branton Award
Thomas W. Brunner, Chairman Emeritus of Wiley Rein's Insurance Practice and co-chair of the Insurance Regulation & Legislation Group, will receive the Wiley A. Branton Award given by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. The awards is in recognition of Mr. Brunner's decades of involvement in the leadership of the Washington Lawyers' Committee, his commitment to the purposes and principles to which the organization is dedicated and an acknowledgement of his successful stewardship of important Lawyers' Committee impact litigation initiatives.
Law360 Names Wiley Rein's Government Contracts, Insurance and International Trade Practices Among Its "2011 Groups of the Year"
Law360 has recognized Wiley Rein's Government Contracts, Insurance and International Trade Practices as being among the nation's best in 2011. These "Groups of the Year" honors are based on each practice's notable work and significant litigation matters over the past twelve months.
This is the second consecutive year the Government Contracts and International Trade Practices have been recognized as Law360 "Groups of the Year." Each year, editors at the publication review hundred of groups to make their selections.
Business Insurance magazine has named Laura A. Foggan, chair of Wiley Rein's Insurance Appellate Group, to its select list of "2011 Women to Watch" in the insurance industry. The award spotlights an "exceptional group of women who are doing extraordinary work" in risk management, benefits management, commercial insurance and the legal field. On December 6, the 25 recipients were honored at a luncheon in New York. Read more.
James N. Czaban, chair of Wiley Rein's Food & Drug and Product Safety Practice, has been named a recipient of a 2011 Burton Legal Writing Award for his article, "Panacea or Poison Pill: Making Sense of the New Biosimilars Law." Wiley Rein associates Karin A. Hessler and Matthew J. Dowd co-authored the article. Read more.
Wiley Rein has been named a winner of InterContinental Finance Magazine's Legal Excellence Awards 2011. The firm is singled out as "law firm of the year" in the Insurance & Reinsurance, Regulatory Communications, Trade & Customs and Franchise categories.
Wiley Rein Managing partner Richard E. Wiley was recently named to the National Law Journal's list of "The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers." Mr. Wiley was selected under the "Regulatory" category and is included among 40 attorneys spanning a dozen legal areas whose work "was so consequential that it helped to push the profession, an industry or a practice area substantially forward."
Wiley Rein managing partner Richard E. Wiley was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame during an awards dinner in Phoenix, AZ on October 20. Wiley, a former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), received the honor for his "pivotal role in the development of HDTV" and "serving as Chairman of the FCC's Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service for nine years." The award was presented during The Consumer Electronics Association Industry Forum. Read more.
Joshua S. Turner, a partner in Wiley Rein's Communications Practice, has been named to the National Law Journal/Legal Times' list of "40 under 40," which recognizes young attorneys who "have already made their marks in private practice, in government agencies on Capitol Hill and with public interest groups." Read more.
Wiley Rein LLP has been honored with the Whitman-Walker Clinic's "Going the Extra Mile Award" for outstanding legal work on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. The annual award is presented to a law firm or lawyer in recognition of outstanding pro bono assistance to Whitman-Walker Clinic clients and to persons living with HIV/AIDS more generally.
Legal Times has named Rand L. Allen, chair of Wiley Rein's nationally recognized Government Contract Practice, to a select group of 10 “Visionary” attorneys whose work “represents the best of Washington law.” In making its selection, the paper notes that, “In tough times, these attorneys found ways to build up their firms. In complex legal clashes, they pushed for wise solutions. And in government disputes, they insisted on democratic and constitutional answers.” Read more.
Thomas W. Brunner, Wiley Rein's Insurance Practice chair and former co-chair of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs Board of Directors, is the recipient of the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes' "Rock the Law Award for Outstanding Achievement for Pro Bono Causes." Read more.
Wiley Rein's Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley was named a Legal Times "Visionary," one of a select group of lawyers "whose foresight and hard work have changed the business of law in Washington."
Wiley Rein partners Charles Owen Verrill, Jr. and M. Evan Corcoran and associate Paul A. Dame, have received the NRCM's 2008 Environmental Award in recognition of their successful representation of a coalition of environmental groups in a lawsuit that allowed the removal of the Fort Halifax dam on Maine's Sebasticook River. Read more.
The RTNDF honored Wiley Rein Managing Partner and former Federal Communications Commission Chairman at its annual First Amendment Awards dinner for his many contributions to the communications industry. Learn more.
Wiley Rein has received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Disability Rights from The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Read more.
The board of the Radio-Television News Directors Association presented the Rob Downey Citation to Kathleen A. Kirby. The honor was made during a breakfast at the National Association of Broadcaster's annual convention in Las Vegas.
The DC homeless women’s organization honored the firm as its “Volunteer Organization of the Year” at the group’s fifth annual Hope Awards Dinner. Read more.
At a reception held on November 1, Wiley Rein was recognized for exceptional volunteer work. Wiley Rein attorneys have done pro bono work with the Legal Clinic for more than 12 years, providing numerous clients with legal guidance on issues such as housing, disability, benefits and public assistance. Read more.
Wiley Rein received the prestigious "Circle of Humanitarians Award" in recognition of the firm's assistance in obtaining the phone number 1-800-RED-CROSS in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Read more.
The firm received a Commitment to Diversity Award at the seventh annual Sodexho Foundation Dinner in recognition of the firm’s participation in the department’s minority student job shadowing program. Read more.
The DC homeless women’s organization honored the firm as its “Volunteer Organization of the Year” at the group’s fifth annual Hope Awards Dinner. Read more.
The group presented managing partner Richard E. Wiley with NABA's International Achievement Award in recognition of his commitment to NABA's goals and principles and his accomplishments as a leader in the broadcast industry, notably his role as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission's Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service. Read more.
Founding Partner Richard E. Wiley received the Digital Pioneer Award for his developmental efforts and outstanding contributions in advancing digital television.
Managing partner Richard E. Wiley was named to the magazine's "Hall of Fame." The publication described him as one of the 20th century's 100 most influential individuals in the broadcasting and cable industry.
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