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ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION OF D.C. Martha Rogers, managing partner of the D.C. office of Ober Kaler Grimes & Shriver, has received the Robert A. Shuker Award from the Assistant U.S. Attorneys Association of the District of Columbia. Rogers was honored as a former assistant U.S. attorney “who has made a distinguished contribution to the administration of justice by emulating Robert A. Shuker’s integrity, scholarship, hard work, wit, and exceptional demeanor.” The annual award was established in 1994 in memory of the Hon. Robert A. Shuker, a former assistant U.S. attorney and D.C. Superior Court judge who passed away in 1993.
THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The Bar Association of the District of Columbia announces two appointments. William Atkins, a partner and co-chair of the intellectual property section at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, has been installed as the president of the association. Atkins, who served as president-elect for the past year, is the association’s 118th president and only the second patent attorney to be its president. Jarvis Tait, a litigation associate at Blank Rome, has been elected to the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. The Young Lawyers Section brings together young and new lawyers admitted to practice in the District to improve the administration of justice, serve their community in areas related to the law, and advance the community’s knowledge of the law.
MINORITY CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has received the 2005 Thomas L. Sager Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The annual award honors firms that have demonstrated a continued commitment to improving the hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys. The award is named in honor of DuPont vice president and assistant general counsel Thomas L. Sager, a pioneer in promoting diversity in the legal profession and a founding member of the MCCA’s board of directors.
NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo received a Standing in the Light of Justice Award from the National Network to End Domestic Violence. For the past 10 years, Mintz Levin has provided pro bono legal counsel to the NNEDV and protected the rights of battered women in a number of court cases. D.C. partner Fernando Laguarda was one of two Mintz Levin attorneys honored for their personal commitment to ending domestic violence. Laguarda is also the board chair of the NNEDV’s sister organization, the National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund. The NNEDV represents state domestic violence coalitions and is committed to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. — Hilary Lewis
Please send notices of D.C.-area honors or appointments to Bethany Broida at [email protected].

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