Wiley Rein attorneys and practice groups are frequently recognized as industry leaders by their peers, clients and various legal and business publications. The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless has recognized the firm for its "exceptional volunteer work," and The American Lawyer recently honored Chairman Richard E. Wiley with its prestigious “Lifetime Achiever” award. Additionally, The National Law Journal placed founding partner Bert Rein on its selective list of Washington, DC’s “Visionary” lawyers.
Wiley Rein's Jerita DeBraux Salley Honored as a 2013 "Idealist of the Year" by City Year Washington, DC
Jerita L. DeBraux Salley, an attorney in the Aviation and Corporate Practices was honored on May 8, 2013 at City Year Washington, DC's Idealism in Action Gala. The Gala—a premier annual benefit—offers local companies the opportunity to acknowledge "extraordinary community-minded employees." Ms. Salley was recognized as one of 2013's "Idealists of the Year" for her efforts to "improve our community, nation or world through acts of service and volunteerism."
Jim Slattery, Kathryn Bucher, Daniel Graham and Kate McDonald Receive 2013 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing
Wiley Rein LLP attorneys Jim Slattery, chair of the firm's Public Policy Practice, Kathryn Bucher, co-chair of the Health Care Practice, Daniel P. Graham, a partner in the Government Contracts Practice and Kate R. McDonald, an associate in the Health Care and Insurance Practices, have been named recipients of a 2013 Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for their article, "Supreme Court Affirms Opportunities and Uncertainties for Health Care Contractors." Read more.
Founding partner Bert W. Rein and Communications Litigation chair Andrew G. McBride have been named 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC by Best Lawyers. Mr. Rein was singled out for his leading work in “Administrative/Regulatory Law,” while Mr. McBride received recognition as a standout in “Communications Law.” Only one lawyer in a major metropolitan area and legal specialty receives the annual honor. Read more.
The American Lawyer has selected Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley to receive a prestigious 2012 Lifetime Achiever Award. Mr. Wiley’s extraordinary career is profiled in the magazine’s September 2012 issue, along with a select group of lawyers “whose contributions to law and to society have made significant positive impacts.” The American Lawyer editor in chief Robin Sparkman said in a statement that “our 2012 class of Lifetime Achievers boasts extraordinary professional success and a true dedication to public service.” Read more.
Matthew J. Dowd, an appellate and litigation attorney in Wiley Rein's Intellectual Property Practice, received a 2012 Committee Individual Leadership Award and a 2012 Pro Bono Leadership Award from the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) for his work as co-chair of the FCBA's Pro Bono Committee. Read more.
On June 5, 2012, Communications Practice attorney Edgar Class received the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Distinguished Service Award 2011-2012 at the FCBA's Annual Luncheon. Mr. Class received the award for his work on the FCBA Journal Committee which has been working to transition the Federal Communications Law Journal from its former host law school to The George Washington University Law School.
Edgar Class, an attorney in the Communications Practice, was honored on May 23, 2012 at City Year Washington, DC's Idealism in Action Gala. The Gala—a premier annual benefit—offers local companies the opportunity to acknowledge "extraordinary community-minded employees." Mr. Class was recognized as one of 2012's "Idealists of the Year" for his efforts to "improve our community, nation or world through acts of service and volunteerism."
Communications Attorney Edgar Class Receives Member Spotlight Honor from the Hispanic Bar Association of DC
Wiley Rein Communications Practice attorney Edgar Class was featured in the Member Spotlight section of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC's newsletter based on his success at the firm and his professional development work. Mr. Class was noted for his leadership in serving as co-chair of the committee responsible for overseeing the Federal Communications Bar Association's Federal Communications Law Journal, and also as chair of the HBA-DC's Professional Development Committee. In addition, Mr. Class was cited for his help in organizing a number of HBA-DC programs, including panel discussions and workshops designed to provide career guidance for Hispanic attorneys. Only four individuals per year are chosen for the Member Spotlight honor, and selection is based on "community involvement, professional development and leadership."