ANDREW S. EFFRON -Recipient of the 55th Justice Tom C. Clark Award for Outstanding Government Lawyer


 ANDREW S. EFFRON - Recipient of the 55th Justice Tom C. Clark Award for Outstanding Government Lawyer


THE AWARD:

The prestigious Justice Tom C. Clark Award for Outstanding Government Lawyer recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by lawyers of the career service employed by the United States Government in the District of Columbia or by the Government of the District of Columbia. This award is named in honor of Justice Tom C. Clark, a former National President of the Federal Bar Association, for his distinguished career as a government attorney. During his career, Justice Clark served as Attorney General of the United States, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and first Director of the Federal Judicial Center. The District of Columbia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association annually solicits nominees for the award from more than 80 governmental agencies. Previous recipients are a distinguished group of dedicated federal servants, who were recognized within their agencies, and by the Federal Bar Association, for their outstanding service to their respective federal agencies as federal government lawyers.

THE RECIPIENT:

The District of Columbia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 55th recipient of the prestigious Justice Tom C. Clark Award for Outstanding Government Lawyer: The Honorable Andrew S. Effron, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. The award was presented to Judge Effron by The Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, a previous recipient of the Award, in a ceremony on September 7, 2018 in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell welcomed the attendees to the award ceremony.

Andrew Effron has served in judicial, legislative, and executive positions, including service as the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; General Counsel and Minority Counsel of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Director of the Department of Defense Military Justice Review Group; attorney-advisor in the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel; judge advocate in the Army; and legislative aide in the House of Representatives. As an adjunct professor, he has taught courses in military law at the Georgetown University Law Center and appellate practice at the George Washington University Law School. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he graduated from Poughkeepsie High School. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Political Review; Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review; and the Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army.

The District of Columbia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is honored to have had the opportunity to select such a distinguished example of a dedicated federal government lawyer for the 55th Justice Tom C. Clark Award for Outstanding Government Lawyer.

Previous Recipients of the Justice Tom C. Clark Award for Outstanding Government Lawyer

David J. Anderson, U.S. Department of Justice
Paul A. Sweeney, U.S. Department of Justice
Kendall W. Barnes, U.S. Department of Justice
John W. Carlock, U.S. Department of Treasury
William A. Paisley, U.S. Department of Justice
Richard Solomon, Federal Power Commission
Charles R. Simpson, Internal Revenue Service
Dr. Charles J. Zinn, Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
Leo Pellerzi, Civil Service Commission
Ralph S. Spritzer, Office of the Solicitor General
Robert W. Ginnane, Interstate Commerce Commission
Beatrice Rosenberg, U.S. Department of Justice
Philip A. Loomis, Jr., Securities and Exchange Commission
Sidney A. Saperstein, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare
Morton J. Hollander, U.S. Department of Justice
Julia P. Cooper, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Mark M. Richard, U.S. Department of Justice
John A. Rizzo, Central Intelligence Agency
Baddia J. Rashid, U.S. Department of Justice
Daniel M. Friedman, U.S. Department of Justice
Leon Ulman, U.S. Department of Justice
Irving P. Margulies, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Victor W. Caputy, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Jane M. Edmisten, Merit Systems Protection Board
Seth D. Zinman , U.S. Department of Labor
Thomas L. Hemingway, U.S. Air Force
James H. Michel, U.S. Department of State
Jerome M. Felt, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
William C. Bryson, U.S. Department of Justice
Frances L. White, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Paul Gonson, Securities and Exchange Commission
Lawrence G. Wallace, Office of the Solicitor General
Michael J. Matheson, U.S. Department of State
Alan J. Kreczko, U.S. Department of State
Steven Y. Winnick, U.S. Department of Education
William R. McLucus, Securities and Exchange Commission
James H. Thessin, U.S. Department of State
James Feldman, Office of the Solicitor General
The Honorable Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Eric H. Holder, Jr., U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia
Edwin S. Kneedler, Office of the Solicitor General
Todd F. Buchwald, U.S. Department of State
Joseph P. Baum, US Coast Guard, Court of Criminal Appeals
Nancy J. Marks, Internal Revenue Service
Douglas N. Letter, U.S. Department of Justice
Jacob H. Stillman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Joseph H. Rouse, U.S. Army Claims Service
Michael R. Dreeben, Office of the Solicitor General
John C. Keeney, U.S. Department of Justice
The Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Jason R. Baron, National Archives and Records Administration
Richard Jackson, Colonel, JAGC, U.S. Army