ELI Award Dinner



The Environmental Law Institute is proud to announce that the 2022 Environmental Achievement Award went to Benjamin Wilson, Environmental Lawyer & Civil Rights Advocate at the ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Next year's ceremony will be on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.


Ben Wilson

Missed the Award Ceremony? Watch it here!

Read the Award Ceremony Program.

ELI thanks our Super Star Sponsors

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Baker Botts LLP King & Spalding LLP
Beveridge & Diamond PC Latham & Watkins LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP Sidley Austin LLP
DLA Piper LLP Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


ELI thanks our Star Sponsors

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Hess Corporation
Alston & Bird LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP
Baker & Hostetler LLP Holland & Knight LLP
Bergeson & Campbell, PC IBM Corporation
Best Best & Krieger LLP Jenner & Block LLP
BNSF Railway K&L Gates LLP
Bracewell LLP Keller & Heckman LLP
Laurie Burt Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Leslie Carothers Maffei Foundation
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Stephen and Susan Mandel
Climate Leadership Council Byron Marchant, CBF Board Member
Constellation Energy Monterey Bay Aquarium
Covington & Burling LLP The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Earthjustice Paul Hastings LLP
ELI Climate Judiciary Project Perkins Coie LLP
Environmental Defense Fund Pfizer Inc.
Farella Braun + Martel LLP PG&E Corporation
First Environment, Inc. William Rawson
Foley Hoag LLP Roth Foundation, Daryl & Steven
FTI Consulting, Inc. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
General Electric Company Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. Toyota Motor North America
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Van Ness Feldman LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP Venable LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP Wiley Rein LLP


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 2022 Star Sponsor!


*ELI is asking only vaccinated people to attend the in-person reception and dinner on October 25. We will be asking each guest to verify their vaccination status as part of registration 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.

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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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Missed the 2021 Award Ceremony? Don't worry! The Award Ceremony recording is here.
Read t
he Award Ceremony Program.

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