Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile is an annual cocktail reception honoring our pro bono legal volunteers, recognizing our allies, and raising money to continue to provide free legal services to our underserved neighbors. This year we are celebrating in the spirit of “Standing Together for Individual Rights!

Thank you to all who joined us on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at The Hamilton in support of all our dedicated partners. Please see our Flickr album for photos from Going the Extra Mile 2017!

Couldn’t join us but would still like to support WWH’s Legal Services? Donate HERE.

For more information on Going the Extra Mile, please contact Lee Hicks at 202-939-7627 or LHicks@whitman-walker.org.


Ava Benach

Benach Collopy LLP




The BBC World Service had a talent search in 2008 called “The Next Big Thing” in which they named Tshila as one of the 20 best unsigned artists in the world. Her music was complimented by a BBC critic  as being “a perfect soundtrack to nice summer day” and “delightful”. Saying her song “Namboozo” and said “the mix of traditional African sounds with poetry and hip-hop works perfectly for Tshila” and “overall a conscious, upbeat vibe and the most original song in the competition”. Tshila is a socially conscious musician who emotionally expresses the depth of the content that she sings about.

Master of Ceremonies

Horace Holmes

ABC 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               .

Event  Co-Chairs

Eva Marie Carney

Eva Marie Carney has partnered with the Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program for over a decade, representing a wide array of clients in immigration matters on a pro bono basis. She also holds elected office as a Member of the Legislature of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, representing fellow Potawatomi in the mid-Atlantic and southern states and the District of Columbia. Through 2016 she was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, a long-time Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program partner, advising investment funds, banks, accounting and broker-dealer firms. Ms. Carney serves on the Posse D.C. Leadership Council and the Board of Directors of the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, and also provides pro bono legal services through the Tahirih Justice Center and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Matthew Reinhard

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Matthew Reinhard has been an active volunteer with the Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program for many years, volunteering his time and expertise on individual pro bono matters and supporting the Going the Extra Mile event, including serving as Co-Chair in 2016. Reinhard focuses his practice on white collar crime, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. He has represented individuals and corporations facing investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), various U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). He also represents targets, subjects, and witnesses in all stages of criminal prosecutions.

Steering Committee

George (Chip) Cannon Jr. William A. McGrath
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP Potomac Law Group
Floyd Chapman Paul E. Pompeo
Wiley Rein LLP Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
June Crenshaw Corey W.  Roush
Wanda Alston Foundation and former WWH Board Chair Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Alan Grimaldi Chris Svoboda
Mark Herzog Erich Veitenheimer
Sidley Austin LLP Cooley LLP
Charles Keller SaVanna Wanzer
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Former WWH Board Member and Volunteer
Chris Man
Chadbourne & Parke LLP


















Covington & Burling LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Dentons US LLP

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Forensic Risk Alliance LLP

Freddie Mac

James Sandman

Jenner & Block LLP

Jones Day

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.

Reed Smith LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

White & Case LLP


ACC National Capital Region

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Chip Cannon & Jaime Crowe

Foley & Lardner LLP

Matthew Reinhard & Kelly Stuart

Patricia A. Brannan

Patrick McGlone & Kevin Taylor

Travis Patton & Jeff Seese

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

William A. McGrath


Beth Hadley

Brendan and Victoria Lill

Brody Kling PLLC

Charles Keller

Denyse Sabagh

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Elizabeth Hadley

Erin Loubier & Steven Bennett

Eva Marie Carney

Jeffrey Crowley

June Crenshaw

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Paul J. Murphy

Paul Smith

Rob Falk

Sheri L. Orlowitz & Randa Paver

Going the Extra Mile 2016

Check out more photos from Going the Extra Mile 2016 here!