July 26, 2023

The D.C. Courts have named 54 Willkie attorneys to the “2022 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll” for contributing 50 hours or more to pro bono service last year. Moreover, 38 of those honorees were awarded “High Honors” for performing 100 hours or more of pro bono work.

Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the D.C. Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring of the D.C. Superior Court commended the efforts of all the honorees in a joint letter.

“We salute you for using your talents and expertise to help those unable to afford an attorney, and rely on your continued dedication and compassion in the face of new challenges that threaten equal access to justice,” the Chief Judges wrote.

The Willkie honorees are:

Norman C. Bay* 
Natalia Benitez* 
Samuel Bolam 
Claire Brunner 
Nicholas Chanin* 
Wendy Cheung* 
Ellen Clements* 
Melissa Colon 
Nicholas Conlon* 
Leigh Coutoumanos 
Diana Curtis 
Joseph G. Davis* 
Alexis Dorner 
Ahmad El-Gamal*
Andrew English 
Catherine Fata* 
Joelle Freeman* 
Sophia Galleher 
Sarah Geiger* 
Michael Gottlieb* 
Meryl Governski* 
Elizabeth P. Gray* 
Samuel Hall* 
Alexis Hassell 
Mia Hayes 
Rebecca Heath* 
Laura E. Jehl 
Anna Jugo* 
Logan Kenney* 
John Knoblett* 
Courtney LaHaie 
Samuel Lewis* 
Maggie MacCurdy* 
Justin McCuen 
Stephanie Miner* 
Steven Morris* 
David Mortlock* 
Britt Mosman* 
Noah Mussmon 
Aleena Nasir* 
Aaron Nathan* 
Amy Orlov* 
Jacob Pargament 
Amelia Putnam* 
William H. Rooney* 
Jaclyn Rosen* 
Timothy Ryan* 
Neesa Sood* 
JoAnna Suriani* 
Diana Vall-llobera* 
Cassandra Vangellow* 
Xiaoli (Lily) Wu*
Jamielah Yancey* 
Xueer (Sherry) Yu*

View the 12th annual “Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll” here and the D.C. Courts’ announcement here.

*Awarded “High Honors” for contributing 100 hours or more of pro bono service.
Norman Bay
Norman C. Bay Partner Corporate & Financial Services
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Nicholas Chanin Associate Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy
Sarah Geiger Pro Bono Immigration Attorney Litigation
Elizabeth Gray
Elizabeth P. Gray Senior Counsel Securities Litigation & Enforcement
Laura Jehl
Laura E. Jehl Partner Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy