The Lifetime Achievement Award isn’t for the lawyer who notches an occasional outstanding year but for the professional who does it year in and year out. Our winners have made an impact on the legal community and the practice of law over an entire career.

The New York Law Journal congratulates:

John Kenney, partner, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney

Alan Kornberg, partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Dan Mathews, partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Carlyn McCaffrey, partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Ellen Odoner, retired partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges 

George Pataki, senior counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

Stephen Robinson, of counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Sanford Rubenstein, founding partner, Rubenstein & Rynecki

Jeanette Zelhof, former executive director, Mobilization for Justice

The winners will be recognized in the New York Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence magazine and honored Oct. 13th at the New York Legal Awards at Marriott Marquis in New York City. The event will feature numerous other awards, including Rising Stars, Distinguished Leaders, Litigation Departments of the Year, Innovation, Dealmakers, In-House Impact and the announcement of our Attorney of the Year winner. For information about tickets and sponsorships for the event, please contact Andre Sutton at [email protected].