Elizabeth Lan Davis, Chair of Murphy & McGonigle and a founding member of the firm’s Commodities, Futures & Derivatives Practice, was awarded the 2021 Pioneer Award by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area (APABA-DC). Ms. Davis attended the APABA-DC 2021 Awards and Installation Reception on Wednesday, September 29 to receive the award.
Several other awards were granted to APABA-DC members, including the President’s Appreciation Award, Rising Star Award, Member Appreciation Award, and the Community Appreciation Award. The reception also featured a conversation with United States Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta.
Ms. Davis, an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal and financial services industries, assumed the role of Chair and President at Murphy & McGonigle on September 1, 2021. She is the first woman of color to serve as Chair of the firm and just the second Chair in firm history.
The Pioneer Award recognizes outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of an individual who has paved the way for the advancement of Asian Pacific American attorneys. "I am humbled to receive this honor from my peers at APABA – DC, which is such an important and integral organization to the APA legal community in Washington, DC," said Ms. Davis.
APABA-DC is the oldest and largest voluntary bar association for APA attorneys, judges, law professors, and other members of the legal profession in the DC area. It promotes the professional growth and advancement of their members and enable them to work collaboratively with other leaders to serve the community at large. For more information on the association, click here.
Murphy & McGonigle was proud to serve as a sponsor of this event.