McGuireWoods Washington associate
Michael A. Brody recently spoke to Law360 about the news that Judge Bernice B.
Donald, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, has
been awarded the National Judicial College’s Sandra Day O’Connor Award.
Brody, a litigator who clerked for Judge Donald before joining
McGuireWoods, said that Donald was uniquely well qualified for the
“She has such an incredible story, and I am constantly inspired by her
dedication and lifetime commitment to public service,” Brody told Law360 in its
Sept. 1 story. “I cannot think of anybody more deserving of this award.”
Donald, the first African American woman to serve on the Sixth Circuit, is
the first judge to be competitively selected for the honor, Law360
reported. The award was established in 2021, with the inaugural award going
to former U.S. Supreme Court Justice O’Connor herself.