Annual Award Ceremony


The Environmental Law Institute's ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY was held in person* and streaming this year on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.


This year's Environmental Achievement Award went to Carol Browner, the longest serving EPA Administrator and a true climate champion!


Carol Browner


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



ELI would like to thank our Super Star Sponsors


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP 

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Covington & Burling LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

King & Spalding LLP

 Latham & Watkins LLP

Sidley Austin LLP


And our Star Sponsors of the 2021 Award Dinner

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Alston & Bird LLP


Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Best Best & Krieger LLP

BNSF Railway Company

Bracewell LLP

Carol M. Browner and Thomas J. Downey

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Climate Leadership Council

Darmody PA


ELI Climate Judiciary Project

Environmental Defense Fund


Exelon Corporation

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Foley Hoag LLP

General Electric Company

Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Hess Corporation

Hogan Lovells US LLP

IBM Corporation

Jenner & Block LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Keller & Heckman LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP 

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Laurie Burt LLC

Mattos Filho

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Natural Resources Defense Council

Paul Hastings, LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Pfizer Inc.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stoel Rives LLP

Toyota Motor North America

Van Ness Feldman LLP

White & Case LLP

Wiley Rein LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP 

Winston & Strawn 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 Melodie DeMulling for more details on becoming a 2022 Star Sponsor!


*ELI is asking only vaccinated people to attend the in-person reception and dinner on October 19. We will be asking each guest to verify their vaccination status as part of registration for the event. 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.



ELI Corporate & Policy Forum 

Achieving Environmental Justice: Lessons from Communities, Companies, and Government
October 19, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar Only

Please reach out if you would like to sponsor this forum. 



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.


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