Public Service Committee Awards

The Bar Service Award

This award seeks to recognize a Section member for his or her personal accomplishments in the field of antitrust or consumer protection and his or her distinguished record of service to the Section and/or the American Bar Association. There are no limitations on the nature or duration of bar service that qualifies a Section member for award consideration, although a distinguished and noteworthy record typically reflects multiple years of sustained contributions to the Section and/or the Association.

The Distinguished Public Service Award

The Distinguished Public Service Award seeks to recognize a Section member who has distinguished himself or herself through his or her dedication to and passion for public service in the field of antitrust or consumer protection. For purposes of this award, “public service” is defined as government service (state or federal; legislative, executive, or judicial branch; foreign competition or consumer protection authorities); teaching or research in an academic or other nonprofit setting; or service on a non-profit entity.

The Young Lawyers Innovative Award

The Young Lawyers Innovative Award seeks to recognize a young lawyer member whose service to the Section stands out as being singularly creative or innovative, and particularly useful or valuable to the Section, as adjudged by the Section’s Public Service Committee, who recommends deserving candidates to the Section’s Council, and the Section’s Council, who selects the award recipient(s) from the candidates forwarded by the Public Service Committee.

Robert Pitofsky Law Student Writing

The Robert Pitofsky Law Student Writing Competition encourages and rewards student-written articles in the area of antitrust law, competition policy, and consumer protection law.

Committee Leadership