We had a bit of a reunion on Monday evening for many of the Bisnow interviewees over the last year—and it turns out even top lawyers know how to break from work. We did it at hot new Brasserie Beck, at 11th and K, the one with 60 varieties of beer. For the record, we did not try every kind. Evidently these lawyers have pull: The fire marshal did not seem to notice that 140 schmoozers packed themselves into a space designed for half that number.
Pillsbury Winthop DC Managing Partner Maureen Dwyer with Gibson Dunn’s Lewis Ferguson, who just stepped down as General Counsel of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
White & Case DC Managing Partner Vic DeSantis, Mancini Duffy’s Olivia Millar; DLA Piper DC Managing Partner Ann Ford, and Studley government leasing head David Lipson.
Womble Carlyle DC Managing Partner Pam Rothenberg with Covington’s Lanny Breuer. Lanny was chief White House special counsel under President Clinton, in charge of impeachment matters, and says he was able to take time out for the party because his specialty is generally put to use only once per century.
Reed Smith’s Scott Bolden and Olivia Shay-Byrne with GW Counsel Charles Barber. Now that Scott is no longer Chairman of the DC Chamber or a mayoral candidate, he’s allowed to remain at a single party for more than five minutes.
Cardinal Bank President Kevin Reynolds and colleague Kathy Speakman with Zuckerman Spaeder DC Managing Partner Graeme Bush and Drinker Biddle DC Managing Partner Mike McManus.