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CAPITAL PRIDE Michele Zavos has received the 2005 Directors Award for Family from Capital Pride. The award recognizes her leadership and commitment to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in the D.C. metropolitan area. Zavos is a solo practitioner in Washington.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICAID ADVISORY COMMISSION John Kemp, a partner at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, has been appointed to the Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid Advisory Commission. The 38-member commission is charged with identifying reforms necessary to stabilize and strengthen Medicaid. Kemp, who is also the CEO of Disability Service Providers of America, focuses his practice on health care, disability, and rehabilitation policies and practices.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR Jonathan Tarnow, an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath, has been elected co-chair of the D.C. Bar’s Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section for 2005-2006. The section addresses issues at the forefront of administrative law and procedure at both the federal and local levels.
FOLEY & LARDNER Steven Lambert, a partner at Foley & Lardner, has been appointed chair of the Pro Bono Committee in the firm’s D.C. office. He will be responsible for directing and organizing the pro bono efforts of the office’s attorneys.
HOLLAND & KNIGHT Janis Schiff, a partner in the D.C. office of Holland & Knight, has been appointed firmwide marketing partner. Schiff will direct the implementation of all aspects of strategic marketing, advertising, and branding for the firm.
INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT ENERGY ASSOCIATION Joel Greene, lead partner of the D.C. office of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, has received the Norman R. Taylor Award from the International District Energy Association. The award is the highest honor the IDEA can confer on an individual and recognizes a person’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the district energy and combined heat and power industry. The award is named for the late Norman R. Taylor, who was the IDEA’s president from 1977 to 1978 and its executive director from 1980 until his death in 1986.
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY Bruce Fried, a partner in the health care group at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, has been named to the Board of Trustees for United Cerebral Palsy. UCP strives to “advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.”
VAULT Patton Boggs has been ranked the No. 1 Quality of Life pro bono firm in the United States by the employment-information Web site Vault. The ranking is based on associate surveys in numerous quality-of-life categories.
WASHINGTON LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS Roger Warin, chairman of Steptoe & Johnson, was one of two recipients of the Wiley A. Branton Award presented by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. The award recognizes his continued dedication to civil rights advocacy. Warin, who is currently a member of the board of directors for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, was co-chair of the committee from 2000 to 2002. The award is named for Wiley A. Branton, whose career “embodied civil rights advocacy of the highest order.” Branton was a civil rights lawyer in the 1950s who went on to a career in government service; he also served as dean of Howard University School of Law and as a leader in several civil rights organizations.
WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Tracy-Gene Durkin, a director in the Mechanical Group and head of the trademark practice at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, has been named president-elect of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia for 2005-2006. Durkin has been an active member of the WBA since 1992. The Women’s Bar Association was founded in 1917 to maintain the honor and integrity of the profession, to promote the administration of justice, to advance and protect the interests of women lawyers, and to promote their mutual improvement. — Hilary Lewis
Please send notices of D.C.-area honors or appointments to Bethany Broida at [email protected].

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