The Federal Bar Association presented a few of its yearly national awards at the 2022 Leadership Summit last month. The awards presentation included a strong local flavor with San Diego FBA past president and current member Joseph S. Leventhal receiving the Elaine R. "Boots" Fisher Award and the inaugural presentation of the Peter J. Mazza Outstanding Federal Lawyer Award, which honors past president Peter Mazza who sadly passed away in 2020. Peter's widow Megan Mazza gave a very touching speech and presented the award to Mack Jenkins. Here are photos from the award ceremony:
Joseph Leventhal is a commercial litigator and the office managing partner of Dinsmore’s San Diego office and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Joe served as chair of panels for the appointment or reappointment of six U.S. magistrate judges and numerous positions for the FBA including on the national board of directors. He served as an attorney in the White House as deputy assistant to the vice president and is a former City of San Diego Ethics Commissioner. He obtained his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center while working on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide.
Mack Jenkins is Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. Mack is a graduate of Yale Law School and joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2008. He personally prosecutes and supervises the prosecution of some of the most impactful and sensitive matters in the Department of Justice. These cases include corrupt public officials at all levels, fraud against the justice system, civil rights violations by federal and local law enforcement, hate crimes and violence against protestors, election integrity, FARA violations, kleptocracy, and FCPA matters. In 2021, the Los Angeles Business Journal named him among the “500 Most Influential People in L.A.”