The awards honored attorneys in several categories:
Champions, lawyers who upheld the legal industry’s professional mission of public duty, taking on community causes, fighting to protect civil liberties and working for ethics in government;
Visionaries, forward-thinking attorneys who navigated firms through a stagnant economy, argued for revised criminal justice policies and guided agencies through legal thickets; and,
Most Influential In-House Counsel.
Photos from the event after the jump, by the National Law Journal's Diego M. Radzinschi.
Carol Elder Bruce, a partner at K&L Gates, stands at the front of the line with honorees in the "Champions" category.
Covington & Burling partners Thomas Williamson Jr., right, and Alan Pemberton, left.
Virginia Sloan, left, president of The Constitution Project, and DLA Piper partner Sheldon Krantz, right. Krantz was honored as a "Champion."
(from left to right) "Visionaries" honorees Thomas Perrelli, associate attorney general at the Justice Department; Arnold & Porter partner Thomas Milch; Douglas Kendall, founder and president of the Constitutional Accountability Center; and J. Thomas Rosch, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.