|[August 26, 2014]
WMACCA Names Finalists for 2014 Corporate Counsel Awards
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
Today, the Washington
Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA)
announced the finalists for its 2014 Corporate Counsel Awards.
The awards honor the work of the region's leading in-house practitioners
over the past year in the following categories -- Outstanding Chief
Legal Officer, Outstanding In-House Counsel, Outstanding
Paraprofessional, Outstanding Law Department, and Community Service.
WMACCA will announce the winners during its 10th Annual
Corporate Counsel Awards Reception at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in
McLean, Va. on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
The 27 finalists for the 2014 WMACCA Corporate Counsel Awards are:
Outstanding Chief Legal Officer:
Small Department (1-5 attorneys):
Brett Coffee, General Counsel, Vice President of Business and
Corporate Affairs, and Secretary, Computer Systems Center Incorporated
Douglas McNitt, General Counsel and Secretary, Sourcefire
Manik K. Rath, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and
Corporate Secretary, Logistics Management Institute (LMI)
Mary Jane Saunders, Vice President and General Counsel, Beer Institute
Large Department (6 or more attorneys):
Laurence A. Grayer, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary, DynCorp International Inc.
Brian A. Miller, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and
Secretary, The AES Corporation
Joseph M. Miller, General Counsel, America's Health Insurance Plans
Outstanding In-House Counsel:
Dianna M. Gibson, Vice President and Associate General Counsel,
Alliant Techsystems Inc.
Michael Kallens, Associate General Counsel and Manager of Corporate
Ethics and Compliance, Booz Allen Hamilton (News - Alert) Inc.
Dori A. Kuchinsky, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, and Global
Privacy Counsel, W.R. Grace & Company
Nick Popper, U.S. Counsel, Spectris Inc.
Savalle C. Sims, Senior Vice President, Litigation and Intellectual
Property, Discovery Communications, Inc.
Whitney L. Lovell, Legal Coordinator, Human Rights Campaign
Leith Mann, Assistant Secretary, TheAES Corporation
Joyce K. Ramirez, Senior Paralegal and Contracts Specialist, The
Advisory Board Company
Edna Sendish Peters, Litigation Specialist, American Capital, Ltd.
Outstanding Law Department:
DynCorp International Inc.
The AES Corporation
Community Service Award:
AOL (News - Alert), Inc. - legal department
Jonathan M. Coleman, General Counsel and Secretary, CoStar Group, Inc.
Fannie Mae - legal department
Amy Sue Leavens, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Capital
The Advisory Board Company - legal department
Towers Watson - legal department
"In this milestone 10th year of the Corporate Counsel
Awards, WMACCA was delighted to receive a record number of very strong
nominations that highlighted the important work done by so many talented
individuals and legal departments in our region," said Anne L. Milem,
co-chair of the Corporate Counsel Awards and senior vice president and
deputy general counsel, Navient Solutions, Inc.
"The achievements and contributions of the finalists selected by our
judging panel illustrate the different ways in which the in-house legal
team plays an integral role in making an organization stronger and more
successful," said Samuel A. Flax, co-chair of the Corporate Counsel
Awards, and executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance
officer and secretary, American Capital Ltd.
The finalists were selected from a large pool of nominations submitted
by the legal community-at-large in response to an open call for
nominations. The panel of judges for the Corporate Counsel Awards is
comprised of the following leaders in the business and legal communities
in this region:
Brigida Benitez, President, D.C. Bar, and Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
Mike Daniels, Chairman, Invincea, Inc.
Samuel A. Flax, Member of the Board of Directors of WMACCA, Co-Chair
of the Corporate Counsel Awards, and Executive Vice President, General
Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary, American Capital Ltd.
Philip Fletcher, Legal Assistant and Contract Administrator, HMSHost
Patricia A. Lenahan, Commercial Team Leader, TD Bank
Dean A. Manson, President of WMACCA, and Executive Vice President and
General Counsel, EchoStar Corporation
Kevin E. Martingayle, President, Virginia State Bar, and Partner,
Anne L. Milem, Member of the Board of Directors of WMACCA, Co-Chair of
the Corporate Counsel Awards, and Senior Vice President and Deputy
General Counsel, Navient Solutions, Inc.
Veta T. Richardson (News - Alert), President and CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel
Debra G. Schubert, President of the Maryland State Bar Association,
and Principal, Law Offices of Debra G. Schubert
William M. Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
The Corporate Counsel Awards were created in 2005 in celebration of
WMACCA's 25th anniversary. Over the past decade, the WMACCA Corporate
Counsel Awards have become a well-recognized and sought-after honor for
members of the in-house community in the District of Columbia,
Commonwealth of Virginia and suburban Maryland. For a list of all
previous Award winners, please visit http://www.acc.com/chapters/wmacca/awards.cfm.
Registration for the Awards Reception is now open at http://www.cvent.com/d/y4qv6l.
With approximately 2,300 members, the Washington Metropolitan Area
Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) serves the professional needs of
in-house counsel in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and suburban Maryland.
WMACCA is the regional chapter of the global Association of Corporate
Counsel (ACC). WMACCA members participate in more than 90 professional
development programs each year and keep connected through a variety of
networking events and communications vehicles. WMACCA has been active in
regulatory issues that affect the in-house bar, and in providing
education to encourage advancements in the standards of corporate legal
practice. More information about WMACCA is available on its Web site: http://wmacca.acc.com.
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