Thursday, May 23, 2019


Federal Bar Council Honors Guido Calabresi

Jonathan Moses, president-elect of the Federal Bar Council, with Sterling Professor Emeritus Guido Calabresi ’58 for the presentation of the Learned Hand Medal

The Federal Bar Council honored Sterling Professor Emeritus Guido Calabresi ’58 with its Learned Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence on May 2, 2019 in New York.

Presenting the award to Calabresi were Roberta Kaplan, founding partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink; Second Circuit Judge Richard J. Sullivan ’90; and the Council’s president-elect Jonathan Moses, co-chair of the litigation department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

The council is an organization of lawyers who practice in federal courts within the Second Circuit, which covers Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. Calabresi was appointed Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1994. Prior to his federal appointment, he served as Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959. He continues to be a Professorial Lecturer in Law.

The Federal Bar Council promotes excellence in federal practice and fellowship among federal practitioners and encourages respectful, cordial relations between the bench and bar. The Learned Hand Medal, given in memory of the distinguished jurist of the same name, is traditionally presented at the council’s annual Law Day dinner.