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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Randolph May will become chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s administrative law and regulatory practice section in August 2004. May is a senior fellow and director of communications policy studies at the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a D.C.-based think tank focusing on policy issues involving the digital revolution and technology. AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE Raymond Gifford has been elected to the American Law Institute, a group whose members include judges, lawyers, and law teachers who are selected on the basis of professional achievement and interest in improving the law. Gifford is president of the Progress & Freedom Foundation. BURTON AWARD Cornelius Golden, project finance partner at Chadbourne & Parke, won a 2003 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his article “SEC Forces Rethink of Earnings Reports.” The award honors authors for excellence in legal writing, especially for the use of clear language free of “legalese.” Piper Rudnick was recognized with the Law Firm Achievement Award for “having recipients three out of the four years that the program has existed.” GEORGETOWN LAW CENTER At the 25th anniversary dinner of Georgetown University Law Center’s National Institute for Trial Advocacy Skills on June 4 at the U.S. Supreme Court, Daniel Grove, of counsel at Jackson & Kelly, and Venable partner Daniel Toomey were honored for their co-founding of the program and their 25 years of leadership and service to the group. Former D.C. Superior Court Judge Sylvia Bacon was honored for her 10 years of contributions to the program. HILLEL OF GREATER WASHINGTON Joseph Semo has been appointed to the governing council of Hillel of Greater Washington, a group which serves the needs of 19,200 Jewish undergraduate and graduate students in the region. Semo is a director, shareholder, and name partner at D.C.’s Feder Semo & Bard. NELA David Cashdan was recently elected to the board of directors of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Cashdan is a name partner with D.C.’s Cashdan, Kane & Seltzer, which specializes in employment law, civil rights, and related matters. SILVER GAVEL AWARDS Philippa Strum of the D.C.-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has won an honorable mention for her book Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights in the American Bar Association’s annual Silver Gavel Awards. Her 2001 book, When the Nazis Came to Skokie: Freedom for the Speech We Hate, won an honorable mention in the 2001 Silver Gavel Awards. THOMAS L. SAGER AWARD D.C.’s Howrey Simon Arnold & White has been named a winner of the 2003 Thomas L. Sager Award by the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The Sager Award is given to firms that demonstrate a commitment to hiring, retaining, and promoting minority attorneys. The award will be presented at the MCCA Diversity Dinner on June 25. WHITNEY NORTH SEYMOUR AWARD Marc Fleischaker, chairman of D.C.’s Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, was given the Whitney North Seymour Award on June 19 at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law gala dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The award is given to a board member who characterizes the legacy of service and integrity left by Whitney North Seymour, a founding member of the board of directors. — Marie Beaudette Please send notices of honors or appointments to Eva Rodriguez at [email protected].

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