May 21, 2019 — Candace Beinecke received the prestigious 2019 Burton Award for “Law Firm Leadership in Law” at a gala ceremony held May 20 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The award honored Beinecke for her groundbreaking leadership of Hughes Hubbard. Beinecke, who joined Hughes Hubbard in 1970, became the first female chair of a major New York law firm in 1999. She stepped down as chair in December 2016.
The Burton Awards, which honors the finest accomplishments in law, selected Beinecke because she “helped her firm to succeed in reputation and business, protected her firm against formidable obstacles, and is highly ethical and universally respected.”
Established in 1999, the Burton Awards is a national nonprofit program held in association with the Library of Congress to recognize and reward excellence in the legal profession. This year’s Burton Awards ceremony featured a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Last year‘s leadership recipient was Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell, who attended this year‘s event as a presenter. The award event is sponsored by Law360 and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association.