2017 Horizon Awards Dinner

2017 Horizon Awards Dinner

A night to share the inspiring stories and achievements of the dynamic General Counsel-both women and men-who have worked for the advancement of women in the legal profession.


The Horizon Awards Dinner will be held June 7, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. 

The Bridge Builder Award
Kimberly Y. Chainey
Associate General Counsel
Avis Budget Group, Inc.

A woman who creates and nurtures networks of women.  She promotes the empowerment of women and change in the legal industry.

The Sabatino Advocate Award

Ivan Fong
Senior Vice President
Legal Affairs & General Counsel
3M Company
Presented to a visionary male General Counsel who has worked tirelessly for the advancement of women to general counsel positions.

The Golden Path Award

A. Verona Dorch
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Peabody Energy
Presented to a woman who embraces collaboration to achieve sustainable results extending beyond her profession into the world community.

The Circle of Honor Award

General Counsel
BMO Financial Group
Presented to a General Counsel whose long and distinguished career has demonstratively impacted the advancement of women in the legal profession. Their personal integrity and commitment to excellence makes them a role model both within and outside of the legal community.


For more information on our 2016 Horizon Awards Recipients, please click here.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001

Cocktail Reception 6:30 PM
VIP Cocktail Reception 6:30 PM (Invitation Only)
Dinner & Program 7:30 PM

The Horizon Awards celebrate the inspiring, celebrate the impactful achievements and recognize the dynamic General Counsel-both women and men-who work for the advancement of women in the legal profession.

With four different awards (see side panel), WIHCL’s Horizon Awards Dinner will honor general counsel—both men and women—who have mentored women, who have gone on to become general counsel, and who have mentored women partners in law firms.  

For event details and to register for this event by Friday, May 19, 2107, please click here.

Please visit the WIHCL Facebook page by clicking on the below logo for more photos from the 2016 Horizon Awards Dinner.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors....

Gold Level Sponsors
Ogletree Deakins
Reed Smith LLP

Silver Level Sponsors
3M Company
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Butler Snow LLP
Elliott Greenleaf, P.C.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jones Day
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Bronze Level Sponsors
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Discover Financial Services
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


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