Press Release
June 3, 2024

Janene Jackson Receives Justice Potter Stewart Award from the Council for Court Excellence

WASHINGTON (June 3, 2024) – Holland & Knight Partner Janene Jackson received the Justice Potter Stewart Award from the Council for Court Excellence (CCE). The award recognizes individuals and organizations whose work on behalf of the administration of justice has made a significant contribution to the law, the legal system, the courts or the administrative process in the nation's capital. Ms. Jackson was honored at the 27th Annual Justice Potter Stewart Award Dinner on May 30.

CCE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization that envisions a justice system in the District of Columbia that equitably serves its people. CCE identifies and proposes solutions by collaborating with diverse stakeholders to conduct research, advance policy, educate the public and increase civic engagement.

Ms. Jackson is the executive partner of Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a partner in firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group. Prior to joining Holland & Knight in 2014, Ms. Jackson served as the deputy chief of staff and director of the Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs in the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray. In this position, she was responsible for the regional, federal and local relationships for the mayor as well as lobbying the Council of the District of Columbia and Congress.

Ms. Jackson's public policy work includes serving as the executive director of the State Complaint Office of the District of Columbia Public Schools and conducting investigations against local education agencies alleged to have violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As a direct result of her work, the District of Columbia Public Schools moved from non-compliance status to compliance status with the U.S. Department of Education.

Ms. Jackson currently serves as president of the D.C. Bankers Association and on the board of directors of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association and National Building Museum. She also serves on the board of directors of the DC Fire & EMS Foundation and is a member of the Federal City Council and Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

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