Celebrating DC's Trending 40: Lawyers Under 40
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They've already worked on everything from Supreme Court justice confirmations to overturning multimillion-dollar judgments against the District. We went to the Warner Building to celebrate these talented young attorneys, chosen by Bisnow Ventures Trending 40. (See the complete list here.)
Our honorees and their awards at the 40 Under 40 party. They come from top law firms, government agencies and in-house legal departments.
These two honorees went to law school together at Georgetown; now Ria Williams is in Arent Fox's real estate practice and Michelle Mitchell works on international trade at Akin Gump.
In between snacking on appetizers like tuna tartare and grilled wild mushrooms on toast, we snapped honoree Brian Ashin, a Manatt corporate and finance partner, with his wife, Marianna.
These talented attorneys are no strangers to "Top Lawyer" lists. Jones Day partner Hashim Mooppan, a former Scalia clerk, was also one of Law360's "Rising Stars." DC Deputy Solicitor General Loren AliKhan was in Forbes' 30 Under 30 in law and policy when she was in the Supreme Court and appellate litigation group at O'Melveny. (In addition to her appellate litigation skills, she's a skilled runner: this fall Loren is running a 50-mile ultramarathon.)
Garrison & Sisson's Dan Binstock flanked by three honorees: ACON Investments' Teresa Bernstein, HP's Adrienne Prentice and K&L Gates' Steve Roberts.
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding executive director of Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy & Technology. A past WilmerHale associate, the honoree got to know the cybersecurity and privacy area while working for Sen. Al Franken and setting up and serving as chief counsel to his new subcommittee, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. We snapped him with NIH pediatric psychologist Sima Zadeh.
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At center, award winners Heather Zachary (WilmerHale regulatory and government affairs partner) and Seth Safra (Covington's employee benefits and executive compensation practice co-chair) with Heather's sister Jennifer Zachary, a Covington FDA partner, and Cushman & Wakefield associate director Jennifer Brody.
Here's the Department of Labor's Brian Buyniski with Cushman & Wakefield legal sector advisory group's Sherry Cushman and Malcolm Marshall.
Meghan Berroya, the chief investigative counsel to the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee Democratic staff; award winner Danielle Carter, a Sidley Austin complex commercial litigation partner; Danielle's husband, Richard Carter; and PhRMA assistant GC Lauren Roth. Laura and Meghan are both Sidley alums.
Polsinelli's Greg Jacobs and his wife, Meridith. On top of Greg's government contracts work, he's the outside GC to the board of Whitman-Walker. (We recently covered the community health center's annual fundraising reception.)
Furey, Doolan & Abell partner Rachel Burke, Malcolm Burke, Amy Hardwick and Cozen O'Connor member Dan Hardwick.