Rise to the Profession
As an active member of the largest unified bar in the United States, you are afforded many rewarding opportunities to rise to the profession and make a positive impact on the legal world – influencing the Bar’s direction by voting for its volunteer leaders, sharing your expertise on committees, supporting and serving our community through donation and volunteering, and fulfilling our collective promise to provide access to justice for all.Learn More
On June 22, join us as we celebrate the best of the Bar at the Celebration of Leadership, featuring the swearing-in of the new D.C. Bar President, Charles R. Lowery, Jr., and an awards dinner acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of our members.
Leading the Legal World
Follow our members in action and hear their powerful stories of impact, opportunity, and achievement.
2023 Election Results
Thank you for voting in the 2023 D.C. Bar general and Communities elections.See Full Results
Thank you for your interest in my candidacy for President-Elect. I am currently serving in my second term as Treasurer of the DC Bar, and continuing to serve the Bar as its President would be my honor. I have held management and executive positions in the federal and DC governments, including as chief operating officer of the DC Department of Health. I was the COO of a large medical association and I currently serve as Executive Director/CEO of the National Association of State Treasurers with the nation’s State Treasurers and 11,000 of their employees as members. My professional experience has taught me the value of public service and the value of membership associations. During my tenure on the Bar’s Board of Governors I have worked to ensure that our finances are strong, so the Bar can continue providing quality services and benefits to our members, especially during COVID.
If elected, my goal is to focus on highlighting to our members that the Bar offers more services and benefits beyond its role as a licensing body. Those who participate with the Bar are aware of the opportunities to not only serve as a leader and grow professionally, but also give back to the profession as well as serve the public through pro bono and access to justice opportunities. With over 100,000 members, we have a great potential to grow the ranks of those who actively participate. This is a large project and not something that can, nor should, be accomplished in a year or two. My goal is to initiate this effort and to have it be something that continues well beyond my service on the board.
For more information on my candidacy please visit my website at www.shaunsnyder.org. Thank you and I would be honored to win your vote.
I look forward to serving the D.C. legal community as Treasurer for the D.C. Bar! For the past nine years, I have served with distinction as an AUSA in D.C. However, I believe it is now time to expand my service to the community by serving the D.C. Bar.
My prior commitment to public service establishes that I am committed to the core purpose of the D.C. bar, which is, “to enhance justice, improve the legal system, and to empower lawyers to achieve excellence.” I have previously volunteered for activities such as Project L.E.A.D., a legal enrichment program for students in D.C. schools. I have also volunteered for numerous Mock Trial Tournaments in D.C. This gives me the opportunity to engage with youth and to provide them with a positive experience.
My talents and skills, along with my commitment to D.C. would make me an ideal fit for this position.
I am honored to have been nominated to run for the position of Treasurer-Elect. I first became active with the Bar when my family and I moved to DC almost twenty years ago. Most recently, I have served as Chairman of the Bar’s Rules Committee since 2019 and have led the Committee’s effort (largely completed) to rewrite the Bar’s Rules and Bylaws. I also served as a Member of the Bar’s Board of Governors, Attorney/Client Arbitration Board and Election Task Force. I have met some great people through my work with the Bar and have enjoyed the experience.
If elected as Treasurer-Elect, I will continue to devote my best efforts to the Bar and will work to ensure that the Bar’s finances are well-protected.
I have always believed that community service is the single most important contribution I can make in my lifetime. To that end, I have devoted countless hours to serving pro bono clients in cases ranging from landlord-tenant disputes to cases that impact an individual’s civil rights. In 2021, I served as the President of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA), where I implemented several programming, including a mentorship program that connected young Muslim lawyers with several experienced Muslim lawyers in the D.C. area. I welcome the opportunity to serve the D.C. legal community via a seat on the D.C. Bar of Governors.
Get off the porch and run with the big dogs – a mantra my parents instilled in me as a child. This year marks my 14th year as a member of the D.C. Bar, and the Board of Governors represents an exciting opportunity to step up and meaningfully contribute to the greatest Bar in the country. As a Counsel at Latham & Watkins, I have been an active pro bono participant through numerous local organizations such as Whitman Walker, Legal Aid, and the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, but I believe it is time to not only participate but advance our legal community as a whole. My passion for public service is only matched by my passion for mentoring, training, and encouraging fellow attorneys to maximize their legal careers. It would be a privilege to give back and put these passions to use on the D.C. Bar Board of Governors.
As an individual with a disability, I believe it’s important to ensure individuals like me can feel represented at all levels of leadership within the legal profession. As a millennial, I want to help show others that the D.C. Bar is meant to serve those of all generational backgrounds. And as a privacy attorney, I look forward to helping the D.C. Bar strengthen its data governance program with best-in-class privacy safeguards.
I currently serve as a member of the Communities Committee of the D.C. Bar and as President of the Eckington Civic Association. Prior to that, I did pro bono work for veterans with mental health challenges and participated in the D.C. Bar’s John Payton Leadership Academy. If I am fortunate enough to serve on the Board of Governors, I will use my voice to ensure the D.C. Bar continues to prioritize inclusion and access to justice.
Natalie M. Koss has been a member of the D.C. Bar for over 18 years and currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors. She is the managing partner of Potomac Legal Group PLLC, a boutique firm that represents employees in civil rights matters. Ms. Koss has served on the D.C. Bar’s Judicial Evaluation Committee; Steering Committee, Law Practice Management Section; and served as Chair, Practice Management Service Committee. Ms. Koss is a member of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and Washington Council of Lawyers. Ms. Koss received her B.A., M.A., and J.D. from American University. As part of a second term, Ms. Koss will continue to support expanding pro bono opportunities for attorneys; promote diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives; encourage the use of technology, including AI, to significantly enhance access to justice; and advocate for the interests of Bar members.
I am honored to be seeking a second term on the Board of Governors. I ran for the Board in 2020 because I believe large organizations like the Bar benefit when their leadership reflects the diversity of its membership, both in life experience and work experience. I am a partner at Bredhoff & Kaiser where I represent a wide range of clients across all industries, including labor unions, non-profit organizations, and employee benefit funds. I began my career as a litigator at Kirkland & Ellis and later served as Deputy General Counsel to the National Basketball Players Association. My career has been built on representing a diverse group of voices and understanding the unique challenges they face. With my small firm, large firm, and in-house experience, I have a unique perspective to bring to the Board and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our members.
Courtney Weiner, currently a member of the Bar’s Board of Governors, has been a D.C. Bar leader for more than a decade. The Bar previously elected her Secretary and Under-35 Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. She also co-chaired the Litigation Section Steering Committee, served on the 2020 Strategic Planning Committee, and is presently part of the working group launching the Early Career Lawyers Community. Courtney has likewise led organizations supporting legal services, co-chairing the D.C. Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network and becoming the founding Vice Chair of Tzedek DC, which provides legal assistance for low-income consumers on debt-related issues. In addition, having worked at a law firm, the Justice Department, and, now, as a solo practitioner, Courtney understands the diverse needs and interests of Bar members and looks forward to the opportunity to continue her service. A native Washingtonian, Courtney graduated from Princeton University and Columbia Law School.
I humbly seek your vote to be your next DC Bar ABA Delegate. My ABA involvement dates back to 2017 when I helped to establish the American Bar Association Grants Law Committee (GLC), serving as one of its founding co-chairs. I have spent the majority of my professional career in public service, and the most recent seven years in the federal senior executive service (SES). Following law school I volunteered for Whitman-Walker Clinic providing counsel on wills and estate planning. From 2014-2017 I also served on adjunct faculty at Georgetown University teaching a variety of law courses in the School of Continuing Studies – Paralegal Studies Program. I have been a member of various non-profit executive boards and currently serve as General Counsel for the African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA). Graduate of Georgetown Law (LL.M.), University of Baltimore (J.D.), and LIU (B.S). Admitted in DC and Maryland. LinkedIn.
Jean Veta, a senior counsel at Covington &Burling LLP, is a current DC Bar Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates. Jean represents financial institutions in government enforcement actions. A graduate of Tulane Law School, Jean clerked for Judge Harold H. Greene, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She served as Deputy Associate Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton administration. Jean’s pro bono practice includes defending reproductive rights and the rights of transgender adolescents to gender affirming medical care. Jean has a deep understanding of the House of Delegates and testified at Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing on behalf of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. Jean is committed to advancing the Bar’s objectives in the House of Delegates, including improving the administration of justice, diversity in the profession, and the delivery of legal services to those in need.
Current DC Bar Under 36 Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates seeking your support for reelection. Associate at Cozen O’Connor, previously a Senior Attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Practiicing in DC since 2017. Additionally, I maintain an active pro bono caseload with the DC Bar Pro Bono Center—earning Capitol Pro Bono recognition since 2018, and earning the Washington Council of Lawyers Government Pro Bono Lawyer Award in 2020. My bar service includes service on the DC Bar CLE Committee, BADC Young Lawyers Section Chair and its Board of Directors, as well representing DC on the national stage as the Chair of ABA Young Lawyers Division—the largest association of young lawyers in the world. I look forward to continuing to bridge the gap between DC’s young lawyers and the ABA and humbly seek your vote for DC Bar’s Under 36 Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates.
All newly elected officers, board members, and delegates will be recognized at the Celebration of Leadership on June 22 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
D.C. Bar Awards
Come together as a community for the D.C. Bar Celebration of Leadership as we honor the 2023 D.C. Bar Annual Award winners, individuals and organizations whose work helps ensure the advancement of the profession and enrichment of the legal community.
The D.C. Bar has selected Patricia A. McKenna, assistant section chief with the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), as the 2023 recipient of its Beatrice Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Government Service. The Bar bestows this honor on a member each year in acknowledgement of career accomplishments that exemplify the highest order of public service.
The D.C. Bar has named Jon S. Bouker, a partner and government relations practice co-leader at ArentFox Schiff LLP, as the recipient of its 2023 William J. Brennan Jr. Award for his tireless advocacy for access to justice, especially for the District’s most vulnerable population.
This award recognizes a Bar committee or project that, through innovation, initiative, or unusual dedication, has resulted in a significant benefit to the Bar and its individual members.
2023 Award Winner: D.C. Bar 50th Anniversary Campaign
This award honors the Bar Community that best exemplifies professional service to its members, to its area of practice, and to the citizens of the District of Columbia through its educational programs, professional activities, involvement in current issues and legislation, and member communications.
2023 Award Winner: Taxation Community
This award recognizes the D.C. chapter of a voluntary bar association that provides exemplary service to its members, the legal profession and/or the District of Columbia community through programming, community outreach, special initiatives, and/or professional activities.
2023 Award Winner: Federal Communications Bar Association
This award is presented to a firm for its excellence, achievement, and commitment to providing legal services to the District’s low-income and/or disadvantaged individuals and/or organizations serving such individuals.
2023 Award Winner: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
This award is presented to a lawyer for their excellence, achievement, and commitment to providing legal services to the District’s low-income and/or disadvantaged individuals and/or organizations serving such individuals.
2023 Award Winner: Shelby A. Rampolo, Perkins Coie LLP
Join fellow D.C. Bar members to celebrate extraordinary achievements, welcome new Bar leadership, and witness a sacred and time-honored tradition – the passing of the gavel to the incoming Bar President.
Since 1993, past presidents of the D.C. Bar have hosted the Presidents Reception to honor the incoming president of the Bar and to support the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, the largest provider of pro bono legal help in the District of Columbia. With the support of our generous donors and dedicated attorney volunteers, we operate award-winning legal clinics, projects, and resource centers that serve more than 20,000 individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses each year.
The annual D.C. Bar Celebration of Leadership honors the extraordinary achievements of D.C. Bar members and officially welcomes the newly elected D.C. Bar officers, members of the Board of Governors, and American Bar Association delegates.
Represent the Greater Good
All it takes to positively impact the lives of more than 20,000 of D.C.’s residents, small businesses, and nonprofits is a desire to help. The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center will handle the rest — matching our practice areas with your legal interests as well as offering additional in-depth training that allows you to provide pro bono services in areas outside of your practice or expertise. Our neighbors count on us, and we count on you.
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