award honor

Our Distinguished Leader award recognize attorneys in leadership roles who achieved impressive results in the past year. Strong leaders are hard to come by, and we want to highlight lawyers who had great performances while demonstrating clear leadership skills leading to positive outcomes.

The New York Law Journal congratulates its 2019 Distinguished Leaders:

Robert (Bob) Bodian, managing member, Mintz

Dale Cendali, partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Junaid Chida, partner, O’Melveny & Myers

Melanie L. Cyganowski, partner, Otterbourg

Brad Karp, chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Edward Kehoe, NY office managing partner, King & Spalding

Benjamin Koenigsberg, co-head of projects US, Norton Rose Fulbright

Susan Kohlmann, NY managing partner, Jenner & Block

Eric Leon, partner, Latham & Watkins

Paola Lozano, partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

John Mancebo, partner, Tressler

Glen McGorty, NY office managing partner, Crowell & Moring

Carlos Mendez-Penate, NY office managing partner, Akerman

Kathy Pakenham, NY partner-in-charge, Cooley

Charlie Platt, partner, WilmerHale

Julissa Reynoso, partner, Winston & Strawn

Joshua Rubenstein, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Robert Scheinfeld, partner, Baker Botts

David Scherl, chairman and managing partner, Morrison Cohen

Alan Tarter, managing partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

Jordan Thomas, partner, Labaton Sucharow

Aviva Will, senior managing director, Burford Capital

Barry Wolf, executive partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

The winners will be recognized in the New York Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence magazine and honored Oct. 23rd at the New York Legal Awards at Tribeca 360 in New York City. The event will feature numerous other recognitions, including Rising Stars, Lifetime Achievement, Litigation Departments of the Year, In-House Legal Department of the Year, and the announcement of the Attorney of the Year. For information about tickets and sponsorships for the event, please contact Andre Sutton at