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BURTON AWARD FOR LEGALACHIEVEMENT Stephen Lessard, a third-year student at Georgetown University Law Center, received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his law review article “Playing the Economic Trump Card: Black & Decker v. United States,” published in Tax Lawyer. Lessard, a retired naval officer, was presented the award, as were 13 other winners, in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress on June 12.
COUNCIL ON LEGAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD Alphonso Jackson, U.S. secretary of housing and urban development, has been honored with the Council on Legal Education Opportunity’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The award honors attorneys who are council alumni and who have achieved outstanding success in their professional lives. Before his appointment to HUD, Jackson served as president of Austin-based American Electric Power Texas, a $13 billion utility company. At an awards ceremony in Detroit, Jackson was praised for being a role model who “epitomizes the American dream.”
INTERNATIONAL CARGO SECURITY COUNCIL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY LEADERSHIP AWARD Robert Bonner, a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles and D.C. offices, has been named the winner of the International Cargo Security Council’s Supply Chain Security Leadership Award. Bonner earned the award for his work as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. As commissioner, Bonner spearheaded programs such as the Container Security Initiative and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.
WASHINGTON LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS AWARD Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton‘s Washington office has been honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of immigration and refugee rights by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Since 2003, the D.C. office has devoted more than 10,000 hours to pro bono immigration matters. Those efforts have resulted in asylum for 12 refugees. — Ben Sullivan
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