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D.C. CENTRAL KITCHEN INC. Thomas Petty was elected board chairman of D.C. Central Kitchen Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides culinary job training and meals to disadvantaged area residents. He was also elected board chairman of Campus Kitchen Project Inc., an affiliate of D.C. Central Kitchen that provides similar services staffed and run by students at college campuses across the nation. Founded in 1989, D.C. Central Kitchen serves 4,000 meals a day and has had more than 500 formerly unskilled or out-of-work people graduate from its culinary arts training program, with an employment retention rate of more than 75 percent six months after graduation. The kitchen relies on a volunteer corps of thousands and on a network of food donors that includes restaurants, wholesalers, churches, hospitals, law firms, and nonprofits, as well as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Petty, a commercial real estate attorney at Anderson Kill & Olick, has been providing pro bono legal assistance to the two organizations since 2002.
WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS AWARD Paul Gonson was presented with the William O. Douglas Award for his contributions to federal securities law and his Securities and Exchange Commission service. The award is presented by the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni. From 1979 to 1998, Gonson served as solicitor of the SEC. He supervised the commission’s appellate, amicus curiae, defense, contracting, and personnel litigation in all courts and agencies. As the SEC’s chief appellate lawyer, Gonson oversaw hundreds of litigation matters and personally argued more than 100 appellate cases, including cases before the Supreme Court and in every U.S. Court of Appeals. For the past seven years, Gonson has been with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham as of counsel. In the fall of 1997 he was one of five international experts from the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong to travel to China to advise it on the drafting of a national securities law. He has made similar trips to countries in Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, and Asia. Gonson has also taught law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. � Nathan Carlile
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