2017 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award Recipients

Earlier this week, the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) announced its 2017 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award recipients. 

The Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer awards are given annually to attorneys who have made outstanding contributions to the nonprofit sector and/or the development of nonprofit law. – ABA Business Law Section

Congratulations to the 2017 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award Recipients!

Vanguard Award – for distinguished lifetime achievement in the nonprofit  sector:  Jeffery L. Yablon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP  

Outstanding Academic Award – for distinguished academic achievement  in the nonprofit sector:  Alicia Plerhoples, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center  

Outstanding Lawyer Award – for distinguished service as outside counsel to  nonprofit organizations:  Thomas K. Hyatt, Partner, Dentons  

Outstanding In-House Counsel Award – for distinguished service by a  nonprofit in-house counsel:  Faith Thomas, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. 

Outstanding Young Lawyer Award – for distinguished service by an attorney in the nonprofit sector who is under the age of 35 or has been in practice less than 10 years:  Celeste E. Arduino, Member, Bodman  

Last year, I was honored with the 2016 Outstanding Lawyer Award and, in 2012, Emily Chan, then a NEO Law Group associate, received the Outstanding Young Attorney Award. Stay tuned for news of a national award to be given to our Senior Counsel Erin Bradrick next month!