Dennis Lane selected by the D.C. Bar as a Co-Winner of 2015 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Stinson Leonard Street LLP partner Dennis Lane has been selected as a co-recipient of the D.C. Bar’s 2015 Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award for his outstanding commitment to pro bono service on behalf of low-income family law clients, especially domestic violence survivors. He will be honored June 16 at the Celebration of Leadership: The D.C. Bar Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting.
Lane has represented several different clients in child custody cases, and, since 2012, has recorded more than 500 hours of direct representation to pro bono clients. He has been named to the annual Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll each year since its inception in 2012. The Supervising Attorneys for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program also referred to Lane’s lawyering and service in these cases as a role model on pro bono work.
Lane practices in the firm’s Washington DC office. He has extensive federal administrative law experience representing regulated entities before federal agencies and in courts at the trial and appellate levels. He served for five years as Solicitor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He represents utilities, trade associations, state commissions and pipeline shippers in a broad range of rulemaking and litigated matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and courts. He represents utility and other clients in Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act rulemaking proceedings before the Environmental Protection Agency and the courts. In addition, he has represented television program producers and syndicators in ongoing copyright matters related to the cable, satellite, internet, and other new program delivery systems as well as contractors in government contract disputes before the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit.