ELI Award Dinner



This year's ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 honoring Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd.


Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd

This year's Award Dinner featured incredible speeches by ELI President Jordan Diamond, our honoree Dr. Shepherd, Dr. Spinrad, NOAA Administrator and ELI Board Chair Rob Kirsch. If you had to miss out this year or want to relive the speeches, the full recording of the Award Dinner is now available below for your viewing enjoyment.

We again want to offer congratulations to Dr. Shepherd and thank each and every one of our sponsors for making our yearly celebration together possible. We inadvertently missed a few sponsors in the video, so want to be sure that BakerHostetler, Bergeson & Campbell P.C., Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Vinson & Elkins know how much we appreciate their support! The video has been updated to include them. Thank you all!


ELI thanks our 2023 Super Star Sponsors

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


ELI thanks our 2023 Star Sponsors

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Paul Hanle and David van Hoogstraten
In support of ELI's Climate Judiciary Project
Alston & Bird LLP Hess Corporation
Baker Hostetler LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. IBM Corporation
BNSF Railway Jenner & Block LLP
The Boeing Company K&L Gates LLP
Bracewell LLP Keller and Heckman LLP
Laurie Burt LLC Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Marten Law LLP
Climate Leadership Council Monterey Bay Aquarium
Constellation Energy Perkins Coie LLP
Environmental Defense Fund Pfizer Inc.
Farella Braun + Martel LLP Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
First Environment, Inc. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
General Electric Van Ness Feldman LLP
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. Venable LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP
Greenberg Traurig, 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 our Annual Dinner team at dinner@eli.org for more details on becoming a Star Sponsor!



*ELI is asking only vaccinated people to attend the in-person reception and dinner on October 24. 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.


ELI Firestone Policy Forum 2023

October 24, 2023
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
In Person Only


Missed the 2022 Award Ceremony? Don't worry! The Award Ceremony recording is here.
Read t
he Award Ceremony Program.

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