May 10, 2024

The D.C. Courts have named 63 Willkie attorneys who are admitted to the D.C. bar to the “2023 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll” for contributing 50 hours or more to pro bono service last year. Moreover, 44 of these 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 time, talents, and expertise to ensure that those who cannot afford an attorney have meaningful access to justice,” the Chief Judges wrote. “We know that your actions stem not only from a commitment to your ethical obligations, but also from your principled belief in equal access to justice.”

The following Willkie attorneys honorees are:

  • Norman C. Bay*
  • Jahi Beal*
  • Kristen Bender*
  • Natalia Benitez
  • Brianna Borrelli
  • Claire Brunner
  • Fiona Carroll*
  • Nicholas Chanin*
  • Wendy Cheung*
  • Ellen Clements*
  • Melissa Colon*
  • Nicholas Conlon
  • Diana Curtis
  • Joseph G. Davis
  • Matthew Davis*
  • Soumya Dayananda
  • Alexis Dorner*
  • Ahmad El-Gamal*
  • Andrew English
  • Catherine Fata*
  • Zaina Fontane*
  • Joelle Freeman-McEwan
  • Sophia Galleher
  • Michael Gottlieb*
  • Meryl Governski*
  • Elizabeth P. Gray*
  • Samuel Hall*
  • Perri Haser*
  • Rebecca Heath*
  • Erik Holmvik
  • Laura E. Jehl*
  • Anna Jugo*
  • Logan Kenney*
  • Nicole Khamis*
  • J. Tyler Knoblett*
  • Serena Lau
  • David Levine
  • Maggie MacCurdy*
  • Justin McCuen*
  • Robert Meyer*
  • Stephanie Miner
  • Britt Mosman*
  • Noah Mussmon*
  • Aleena Nasir*
  • Aaron Nathan*
  • Joshua Nelson*
  • Trevor Newton
  • Amy Orlov*
  • Jacob Pargament
  • Amelia Putnam*
  • Devin Ringger
  • Katrina Robson
  • William Rooney*
  • Jaclyn Rosen*
  • Timothy Ryan*
  • Amanda Searles
  • Lawrence Slusky*
  • Neesa Sood*
  • JoAnna Suriani*
  • Marina Torres*
  • Diana Vall-llobera*
  • Jamielah Yancey*
  • Xueer (Sherry) Yu*

View the “2023 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll” here and the joint letter announcing the honorees 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
Elizabeth Gray
Elizabeth P. Gray Senior Counsel Securities Litigation & Enforcement
Laura Jehl
Laura E. Jehl Partner Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy