Hogan Lovells’ Bob Kapp Bestowed with 2012 Lifetime Achiever Award by The American Lawyer
10 September 2012
WASHINGTION, D.C., 10 September 2012 – Hogan Lovells is proud to announce that Bob Kapp, a long-time partner and currently of counsel in our Washington, D.C. office, was named a recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achiever awards by The American Lawyer. The award honors outstanding private sector success and devotion to public service by members of the legal profession. Bob will be honored with his fellow Lifetime Achievers at The American Lawyer Awards in New York City on 24 October 2012.
“Throughout his career, Bob has exemplified what it means to be a great lawyer in every respect,” said Hogan Lovells Co-CEO Warren Gorrell. “He has spent more than fifty years with Hogan Lovells, and his contributions – both to our clients and to the broader community through his pro bono and charitable work – have made a tremendous impact. I cannot think of a more deserving recipient of the American Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement award.”
Bob joined Hogan & Hartson in 1961, focusing on tax controversy matters, and representing clients in the federal courts and before the Internal Revenue Service. He also has advised a number of universities, hospitals, charitable organizations, and other non-profit organizations on tax and other matters. Bob was instrumental in the establishment of Hogan & Hartson’s Community Services Department, which was the first pro bono program of its kind, and he has long been active in organizations dedicated to the advancement of civil rights and civil liberties, serving as past-national co-chairman of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He was a founder and has served as co-president of the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) since it was established in 2001. ISLP is a pioneer in the globalization of pro bono, as well as in the use of law to promote economic development in poor nations. He has helped to improve the lives of countless individuals in places like Haiti, Liberia, and South Africa.