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AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION Holland & Knight has received the 2005 Pro Bono Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The annual award is given to “an individual or entity for promoting the highest goals of professional responsibility through exemplary efforts in support of pro bono representation of indigent aliens.” Holland & Knight was recognized for its “extraordinary pro bono contributions to the advancements of human rights and immigration and asylum law.”
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman has received the William J. Brennan Jr. Award from the D.C. Bar. The award, which is presented biannually to a D.C. Bar member, recognizes “outstanding work toward furthering the public interest and equal justice.” Edelman was praised for “passionately applying legal brilliance to the most intractable social problems of our times,” and he was commended for his work as chair of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission, established recently to address the unmet legal needs of D.C. residents.
THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM James Feinerman, associate dean for international and graduate programs at Georgetown University Law Center, has received a Fulbright Distinguished Senior Lectureship Award for his work in China during the 2006 spring semester. He is an expert on Chinese and Asian law and holds the James M. Morita Chair in Asian Legal Studies at Georgetown Law. Feinerman will be based in Beijing, where he will be affiliated with Tsinghua University. He plans to lecture on U.S. and comparative corporate law and governance and continue his studies of Chinese economic and international law. In addition, he will consult on the supervision of graduate students and curriculum development.
INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMISSION ON COMPETITION William MacLeod, a partner at Collier Shannon Scott specializing in antitrust and trade regulation, has been named chair of the Task Force on U.S. Antitrust Modernization by the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Competition. The task force will evaluate and make recommendations on proposals to change federal laws as they relate to competition, merger control, and antitrust laws. MacLeod will represent the interests of international business, and his recommendations will be presented to the Antitrust Modernization Commission early this fall.
PRO BONO RESOURCE CENTER OF MARYLAND Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz received a 2005 Maryland Pro Bono Service Award from the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. The award honors “innovative approaches and an ongoing dedication to the delivery of free legal services.” Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz selected education as a theme for its initiatives, leading many projects to aid and enhance education in Maryland. In addition, other attorneys with the firm have handled pro bono cases for the physically and mentally disadvantaged, those who are struggling economically, and organizations that promote the public welfare.
SONNENSCHEIN NATH & ROSENTHAL Two partners at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal have assumed leadership positions at the firm. Amy Bess is now managing partner of Sonnenschein’s D.C. office, where she had been co-managing partner since July 2004. Caryl Potter III has become the firm’s first vice chairman. Potter works with the chairman, the chief operating officer, and the policy and planning committee on the overall management of the firm, including assisting the office-managing partners in achieving strategic growth objectives. Potter was a managing partner of Sonnenschein’s D.C. office for the past nine years. — Hilary Lewis
Please send notices of D.C.-area honors or appointments to Bethany Broida at [email protected].

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