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BEATRICE ROSENBERG AWARD FOREXCELLENCE Stuart Schiffer, deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, was honored with the Beatrice Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Government Service by the District of Columbia Bar. Schiffer has been the government’s senior attorney in several high-profile cases, including a suit the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization brought against the government after President Ronald Reagan fired air traffic controllers and a case in which he defended the Algiers Accords, in 1981. In 2001, Schiffer oversaw litigation against the tobacco industry. In his post he supervises more than 250 lawyers and their staff. The award is presented annually to a D.C. Bar member whose career accomplishments have included outstanding counsel to a government agency, exceptional service to the legal profession and the community, and unselfish contributions to advance the careers of colleagues as well as more junior members of the bar.
COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Margaret Strand has been appointed chairwoman of the Committee on Environmental Law for the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board. She will serve a three-year term beginning this month. A partner in Venable’s transportation and infrastructure practice, Strand has served on the environmental law committee since 2002 and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology from 1993 through 2001. The Committee on Environmental Law serves as a coordinating arm for ongoing NAS research on transportation and environmental issues.
OUTSTANDING NONPROFIT LAWYER Jeffrey Tenenbaum was named the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer for 2005. The Venable partner received the honor from the ABA’s Business Law Section. The award is presented annually to attorneys who have made outstanding contributions to the nonprofit sector or the development of nonprofit law. Tenenbaum’s practice focuses exclusively on association and nonprofit law. He counsels more than 250 nonprofit clients each year on legal issues affecting trade and professional associations. He regularly represents clients before Congress and federal and state regulatory agencies. � Nathan Carlile
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