On May 5, 2015, the Republic of France presented the insignia of Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor to Pierre Georges Bonnefil. Established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Légion d’Honneur has been France’s highest award and one of the most coveted distinctions in the world. This award is given annually to individuals who are most committed to preserving French heritage and connecting French culture to their work in the United States and who most exhibit outstanding public service. In 2007, Mr. Bonnefil also received the Order national du Mérite.
In August 2015, Kenneth G. Standard was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Law Journal (“NYLJ”) as part of its annual “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” Awards. According to the NYLJ, these awards honor attorneys “who have made an outstanding contribution by providing free legal services to low- and moderate-income New Yorkers and/or who have devoted their time to public service in the form of improvement to the courts, the laws or the profession.” Mr. Standard was honored at an event in New York City in October 2015.
In June 2010, Epstein Becker Green received the Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Public Education from Washington Lawyers Committee for the firm’s dedication and participation with Emery Education Campus, now Langley Elementary School, in Washington, DC.
In 2009, Mark E. Lutes was awarded the Monsignor Geno Baroni Advocacy Award, the highest award of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. This award is given annually to individuals who have been strong advocates for the vulnerable and oppressed populations through their activities in the Archdiocesan community over a long period of time.