At a formal award ceremony on Thursday, The National Law Journal paid tribute to some of the most highly regarded lawyers in Washington. The event was held at the Willard Hotel and recognized the recipients of The NLJ's Champions and Visionaries awards as well as those the newspaper named as the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Washington. Here are some photos from the event.
From left: Jamie Gorelick, a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr; businessman Thomas Graham, who is married to Christine Varney, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Antitrust Division; Robert Khuzami, director of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission; and Varney.
The crowd enjoys a meal at the Willard.
The awards recognized some of the most highly regarded lawyers in Washington.
Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, accepts his Visionary award from Kenneth Gary, The National Law Journal's associate publisher.
Robert Bennett of Hogan Lovells was honored with a Champion award for his work on an investigation into contracts awarded by D.C. Councilman Marion Barry (D-Ward 8). He also collected a Visionary award on behalf of Hogan Lovells co-CEO J. Warren Gorrell Jr., who was unable to attend the event.
Nicholas Allard of Patton Boggs, who received a Visionary award, shares a laugh with David Frederick of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner George Cary, who received a Visionary award, chats with John Nields of Howrey, who was named a Champion.
Lisa Rickard, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of the Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform, was named one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Washington.
William McGlone, a partner at Latham & Watkins, shares a drink with Alice Fisher, deputy managing partner of Latham's Washington office and a recipient of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Washington award.
Photos taken by Diego Radzinschi and Jay Mallin.