Ellen Jakovic | Candidate for D.C. Bar President-Elect 2021 | Ellen Jakovic
Candidate for D.C. Bar President-Elect 2021
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Ellen  Jakovic

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Ellen Jakovic
Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Ellen Jakovic is an experienced bar leader who has made a positive impact on the D.C. legal community.

Bar & Professional Activities

  • District of Columbia Bar
    Board of Governors, 2004–2010
    Planning Committee for the D.C. Bar 2020 Conference Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment, 2019–2020
    Study Committee on the Access to Justice Commission’s Publicly Funded Initiatives, 2006–2007
    Retrospective Review Advisory Committee to the D.C. Courts’ Standing Committee on Fairness and Access to the Judiciary, 2002–2003
    D.C. Corporation Counsel Search Committee, 2002–2003
    Served on various board committees, including Budget and Screening
    Served as board liaison to the steering committees of various sections (now communities), including District of Columbia Affairs, Estates Trust and Probate Law, and Taxation
     
  • D.C. Bar Foundation
    Board of Directors, 2014–2020
    Secretary, 2016–2017
    Development Committee Chair, 2016–2018
    IOLTA Committee Chair, 2015–2016
    Served on numerous committees, including Development, Executive, Governance, and IOLTA
     
  • D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program (now Pro Bono Center)
    Presidents Reception, Development Committee, Chair, 2006, Member, 2005–2012, 2014–2016
    Advice & Referral Clinic volunteer
     
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    President, 2002–2003
    President-Elect, 2001–2002
    Treasurer, 2000–2001
    Treasurer-Elect, 1999–2000
    Board of Directors, 1999–2004
    Co-Chair, Working Parents Forum, 1998–2001
    Co-Chair, Centennial Committee 2014–2017
    Served on numerous special and event planning committees, including Annual Dinner and Judicial Reception
     
  • Women’s Bar Association Foundation
    President, 2006–2008
    Vice President, 2005–2006
    Board of Directors, 2001–2002, 2003–2009
    Served on numerous committees, including Grants, 25th Anniversary Gala Reception, and Annual Winetasting & Silent Auction
     
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    Life Member
    Board of Directors, 2007–2015
    Judicial Reception Committee 2004–2005, 2008–2014, Chair 2004–2005, 2010–2011
    150th Anniversary Committee, 2020–present
    Served on numerous special and event planning committees, including Annual Banquet and Annual Meeting & Luncheon
     
  • The Barristers
    President, 2007-2008
    Vice President, 2005–2006
    Secretary, 2004–2005
    Executive Committee, 2008–2009
    Annual Dinner Committee, 2006-present
     
  • Council for Court Excellence
    Board of Directors, 2003–2005, 2010–present
    Justice Potter Stewart Award Selection Committee, 2014–2020
     
  • American Bar Foundation
    Board of Directors, 2017–present
    Serves on numerous committees, including Development, Executive, Finance, and Research
     
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
    Benefactor Fellow
    National Immediate Past Chair, 2020–present
    National Chair, 2019–2020
    National Chair-Elect, 2018-2019
    National Secretary, 2017–2018
    D.C. Chapter Chair, 2011–2013
    D.C. Chapter Vice Chair, 2009–2011
    D.C. Chapter Secretary, 2007–2009
    Benefactor Fellow
     
  • Washington Foreign Law Society
    Board of Directors, 2003–2006
    Co-Chair, Gala Dinner Planning Committee, 2003–2004
    Diplomatic Reception Planning Committee, 2001–2002
     
  • Whitman-Walker Clinic’s Legal Services Program
    “Going the Extra Mile” Reception, Steering Committee, 2006–2009
     
  • National Association of Women Judges
    Host Committee & Volunteer Coordinator, 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner, 2003
     
  • American Bar Association
    Member, Antitrust Section
    Premerger Notification Practice Manual, (5th ed. 2015) co-editor, (4th ed. 2007) contributor
    Frequent speaker on the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act
     
  • The Counsellors
    Member, 2009 - present

Community Activities

  • National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C.
    Governing Board Chair, 2019–present
    Governing Board Secretary, 2017-2019
    Member, Governing Board, 2014–present
    Chair, Governance Committee, 2017–2019
    Chair, Advancement Committee 2015–2017
    Governing Board, 2014-present
    Chair, Annual Fund, 2012–2014
     
  • Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, Washington, D.C.
    Governing Board, 2019–present
     
  • St. Albans School, Washington, D.C.
    Governing Board, 2015–2017
     
  • The Doane Stuart School, Albany, NY
    Board of Trustees, 2001–2019
    Secretary, 2001–2015
     
  • CCBC Children’s Center, Washington, D.C.
    Chair, Parent Board, 2000–2002
    Vice Chair, Parent Board, 1999-2000
     
  • Harvard Club of Washington, D.C.
    Board of Directors, 2003–2006
    Schools & Scholarships Committee
     
  • Friends of Harvard Softball
    Board of Directors, 2014–2020
     
  • Dartmouth College Family Leadership & Fundraising Committee Member
    2017–present  

Honors & Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year, The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 2019
  • The Hon. Annice M. Wagner Pioneer Award, The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 2014
  • Outstanding State Chair Award, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2013
  • The Distinguished Alumni Award, The Doane Stuart School, 2013
  • The Right Reverend David Standish Ball Distinguished Trustee Award, The Doane Stuart School, 2006
  • Named a “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014–2020
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Antitrust, 2014