Recognition
Recognition

Chair of Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Honored with Rex Lee Advocacy Award

May 22, 2012
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Garre is the second at firm to receive award, given to an “outstanding advocate whose life and legal practice reflect the values exemplified by the award’s namesake.”

Washington, D.C. partner Gregory Garre, who heads the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group, was presented this week with the Rex Lee Advocacy Award, awarded annually by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society to an “outstanding advocate whose life and legal practice reflect the values exemplified by the award’s namesake,” former Solicitor General Rex Lee.  Garre is the fourth former US Solicitor General to receive the prestigious award, first given in 2001, and the second member of Latham & Watkins’ Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group to receive the honor.  The other Latham recipient was Maureen Mahoney, who Garre succeeded as head of the firm’s appellate practice in 2009.

In introducing Garre at the awards ceremony, former Solicitor General Paul Clement praised Garre’s impressive track record before the US Supreme Court and noted that his diverse cases are united by “the quality of Greg’s advocacy on behalf of the client, which never varies based on the issue or the side of the fence.”