DLA Piper partner Earl Silbert, who practices in the firm’s white collar litigation group, was elected this month as president of the Washington-based Council for Court Excellence, the group announced this week.
Silbert succeeds Bryan Cave partner Rodney Page, who has served as president since 2005. In May, the council, which promotes public access to justice, presented Silbert with its Justice Potter Stewart Award for his work both as a prosecutor and in private practice.
“I’m very honored to be asked to serve as the president of an organization that is clearly dedicated to trying to improve the administration of justice in the District of Columbia,” he said.
Silbert, a DLA partner since 1998, is a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and a past president of the American College of Trial Lawyers.