Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Rose Marcario, Patagonia's president and CEO.


The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) was pleased to give its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award to Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Rose Marcario, Patagonia's president and CEO. 

              Rose Marcario          

      Yvon Chouinard

This award is in recognition of their visionary leadership and outstanding environmental stewardship at Patagonia. The 2019 Award Dinner was held on Tuesday, October 22 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC.  For questions on timing of panels, registration, reception and dinner please go here.


In honor of ELI's 50th anniversary, the ELI Founders award was given to Thomas Alder, Craig Mathews, and James Moorman and the ELI Futures award was given to Nick Bryner, Jordan Diamond and Seema Kakade. 


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Arnold & Porter

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and our Star Sponsors of the 2019 Award Dinner

Alston & Bird

Akin Gump

Babst Calland

Baker Hostetler


Bergeson & Campbell


Center for Climate & Energy Solutions 

Climate Leadership Council

Conservation Lands Foundation


Dan Emmett

Environmental Defense Fund


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Greenberg Traurig

Haynes & Boone


Hogan Lovells 

Holland & Knight

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 IBM Corporation

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 Keller & Heckman

Kelley Drye & Warren 

Kirkland & Ellis

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

The National Audubon Society

The Nature Conservancy


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Perkins Coie

Pfizer Inc. 

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Stoel Rives

Michael and Shirley Traynor


Van Ness Feldman 

White & Case

The Wilderness Society

Wiley Rein

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