The American Lawyer's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Robert Pitofsky

Susana Raab for The American Lawyer2 of 11
Esther Lardent

Esther Lardent

Susana Raab for The American Lawyer3 of 11
Marna Tucker

Marna Tucker

Susana Raab for The American Lawyer4 of 11
Drew Days

Drew Days

Christ Chavez for The American Lawyer5 of 11
Robert Helman

Robert Helman

Saverio Truglia for The American Lawyer6 of 11

Vilma Martinez

Annie Tritt for The American Lawyer7 of 11
Michael Cardozo

Michael Cardozo

Axel Dupeux for The American Lawyer8 of 11
Bill Fenwick

Bill Fenwick

Drew Kelly for The American Lawyer9 of 11
Martin Lipton (left) and Herbert Wachtell

Martin Lipton (left) and Herbert Wachtell

Steven Laxton for The American Lawyer10 of 11
Robert Dell

Robert Dell

Drew Kelly for The American Lawyer11 of 11

The men and women profiled below have had
 distinguished careers at some of the country's most prominent law firms and organizations, and have also made their mark through pro bono, government or civic work. We are happy to honor them as Lifetime Achievers. This year's Law Firm Distinguished Leader Award winners, whom we also honor, have provided exemplary stewardship of their firms.

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Arnold & Porter
He whipped the Federal Trade Commission into fighting shape.
Pro Bono Institute
A tireless advocate for expanding the industry's pro bono commitment.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell
She brought a civil tone to the messy business of divorce law.
Morrison & Foerster
He was the first African-American to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
Mayer Brown
In the eighties, he righted a flailing Mayer Brown.
Munger Tolles & Olson
She built the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund into a potent force.
Proskauer Rose
He was New York City's longest-tenured corporation counsel.
Fenwick & West
He was a Silicon Valley legal pioneer.



Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
They built an M&A powerhouse from the ground up.
Latham & Watkins
He built Latham & Watkins into a global player.


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