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Washington Bar Association, Inc. Swears in Keller and Heckman Associate LieAnn Van-Tull as President-Elect

The WBA’s mission is to increase advocacy, expand professional development, and support young attorneys and law school students through knowledge and scholarships.

Washington, D.C.LieAnn Van-Tull, an associate with the Food and Drug Packaging and Tobacco and E-Vapor practice groups at international regulatory law firm Keller and Heckman LLP, was sworn in as President-Elect of the Washington Bar Association, Inc. (WBA) on June 1, 2022, during its Annual Meeting and Conference at American University’s Washington College of Law. 

“I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve an organization that provides an avenue for attorneys to excel. I have enjoyed contributing to the WBA as Secretary, former Membership Chair, and as an active committee member, and look forward to expanding my impact as President. In particular, I am eager to broaden the organization’s membership base, create new mentorship and leadership opportunities, and further its advocacy efforts for underrepresented members of the legal community.”

The WBA is the oldest and largest predominantly Black bar association in Washington, DC. Founded in 1925, the WBA, consistent with the philosophy of Houstonian Jurisprudence, is dedicated to improving and protecting the well-being of the legal profession and its members, advancing the science of jurisprudence and the administration of justice, and promoting diversity while preventing discrimination within the legal field. “LieAnn exemplifies a commitment to legal excellence, community engagement and enhancing diversity in the legal profession,” said Cynthia Lieberman, the Chair of Keller and Heckman’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “We could not be more thrilled to see her elected to the Washington Bar Association’s Executive Leadership Team.”

Richard Mann, Chair of Keller and Heckman’s Management Committee, shares the firm’s enthusiasm noting, “LieAnn’s new position at the Washington Bar Association showcases her dedication to protecting equal justice under the law and inspires the firm in our own pursuit for increasing diversity in the workplace.”

LieAnn was sworn in as President-Elect on June 1, 2022, and will assume the role as President in June 2023 for the 2023-2024 bar year.  

About Keller and Heckman

Keller and Heckman is an internationally renowned law firm with a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation. From offices around the world, we represent global companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, consumer products, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. We are a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving with an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the attorneys on matters of technical complexity.

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