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Annual Award Ceremony Fundraiser


The Environmental Law Institute's ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY will be held in person* and streaming this year on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.


We are very excited to announce that this year's Environmental Achievement Award will go to Carol Browner, the longest serving EPA Administrator and a true climate champion!


Carol Browner



ELI would like to thank our Super Star Sponsors


Baker Botts L.L.P.

Crowell & Moring LLP

 Latham & Watkins, LLP


And our Star Sponsors of the 2021 Award Dinner

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Darmody PA

Exelon Corporation

IBM Corporation

K&L Gates LLP


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates

Sidley Austin LLP

White & Case LLP

Paul Hastings, LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Pfizer Inc.



Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities

 ELI’s Annual Award Ceremony Fundraiser remains an opportunity for environmental professionals from around the world to forge new bonds of cooperation while supporting the agenda-setting research, education, and training programs of the Institute that makes law work for people, places, and the planet. We could not accomplish our mission without the support and involvement of our outstanding sponsors. Please contact Melodie DeMulling for more details on becoming a 2021 Star Sponsor! As ELI’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Annual Award Ceremony offered exciting sponsorship and promotional opportunities, including exclusive in-person and virtual networking events.


*ELI is asking only vaccinated people to attend the in-person reception and dinner on October 19. We will be asking each guest to verify their vaccination status in writing before registering for the event. We also reserve the right to cancel the in-person event at any time based on CDC guidelines and DC Health guidelines and mandates. Thank you for your patience with us as we navigate the new normal for events.




Corporate and Policy Forum - This year there will be just one Forum from 3 - 5 pm before the Award Dinner. Stay tuned for more details and please reach out if you would like to sponsor this event. 


October 13th – Watch our virtual 2020 Corporate Forum: Reimagining Sustainable Supply Chains for a Resilient and Just Future, featuring top experts in the fields of corporate environment, health, and safety discussing global supply chains in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the push for racial justice, and continued efforts to mitigate climate change

October 14th – Watch our virtual 2020 Policy Forum: Environment 2021: Reimagining Environmental Governance with leaders in the fields of environmental law and policy exploring major issues highlighted by the Environment 2021 report including the effects of substantive and procedural changes in federal regulations and policies, and the ability to address new problems and meet the needs of environmental justice



Unable to participate in this year's Award Ceremony? Make a donation to support ELI's ongoing work advancing environmental progress through education, events, and research and analysis.


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