May 30, 2018

Mary C. Lawton Award for Outstanding Government Service

 The Award

Created in 1989, the Mary C. Lawton Award for Outstanding Government Service honors the memory of Mary Lawton, a distinguished career government lawyer who served on the Council of the Administrative Law Section from 1983-1986, and as Chair of the Section’s Judicial Review Committee from 1986 to 1988.  A graduate of Georgetown Law School where she was first in her class and on the Board of Editors of the Law Journal, Mary began her career in the Office of the Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice.  At DOJ, she rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Assistant Attorney General.  She received numerous awards from the Department of Justice.  After a brief stint as General Counsel of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and service as Administrative Law Officer at the White House, Mary returned to the Justice Department as Counsel for Intelligence Policy.

2019 Award Nomination Instructions

Mary C. Lawton Award Instructions PDF

2018 Award Winner

Carol Ann Siciliano, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, U.S.Environmental Protection Agency

Mary C. Lawton Award Winner, Carol Ann Siciliano (center).

Mary C. Lawton Award Winner, Carol Ann Siciliano (center).

Presented at the 2018 Administrative Law Conference by Section Chair, Hon. Judith S. Boggs (left), and Lawton Award Committee Co-Chair, Eliane Reiss (right)

Mary C. Lawton Award for Outstanding Government Service: Recipients

2018    Carol Ann Siciliano    Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, U.S.                                                         Environmental Protection Agency


Judith S. Kaleta

Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation


David Sullivan

Special Counsel, Office the Massachusetts Senate President


Richard C. Handel

South Carolina Department of Revenue, Multistate Tax Commission


David Pritzker

Deputy General Counsel, Administrative Conference of the United States


Rosemary Hart

Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice


Mary Beth Richards

Deputy Executive Director, Federal Trade Commission


Gabriel Taussig

Chief of the Administrative Law Division, New York City Law Department


The Hon. Karen Clopton

Chief Administrative Law Judge, California Public Utilities Commission


The Hon. William E. Fowler Jr.

Chief Judge, National Transportation Safety Board


Peggy Mastroianni

Associate Legal Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


The Hon. John Vittone

Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Department of Labor


Lydia Quarles

John C. Cruden

Commissioner, Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice


Morton Rosenberg

American Law Division, Congressional Research Service


Thomas Spahr

Cheif Legal Counsel, Child Support Enforcement Division, State of New Mexico


Michael Messitte

 Settlement and Compliance Director, Appellate Court Branch, National Labor Relations Board


Alan Schoem

Director, Office of Compliance, Consumer Product Safety Commission


Stanley Pruss

Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Consumer Protection Division, State of Michigan


Joan Z. Bernstein

Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission


Joyce M. Martin

Executive Director of Environment/Energy, Office of the Governor of Indiana


Catherine O. Muphy

Deputy Regional Solicitor- Region III, U.S. Department of Labor


Neil R. Eisner

Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation


John H. Ferguson

Assistant General Counsel of the Appellate Court Branch, National Labor Relations Board


Ellen D. Hanson

Deputy General Counsel, Interstate Commerce Commission


Jeffrey S. Lubbers

Research Director, Administrative Conference of the United States


Karl Engeman

Office of Administrative Hearings


William C. Parlar

General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Daniel M. Armstrong

Chief of the Litigation Division, Federal Communications Commission


Robert A. Shapiro

Deputy Associate Solicitor for Legislation and Legal Counsel, Office of the Solicitor, Department of Labor


Lawrence G. Wallace

Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice