Honoring Corinne Ball

The George Washington Law Alumni Association and the Law Association for Women (LAW) recognized attorney Corinne Ball (J.D. ’78), with the Belva Ann Lockwood Award, which celebrates the enduring legacy of women’s rights. Ball is one of the country’s premiere bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers and has lead many notable cases including representing Chrysler LLP in their successful chapter 11 reorganization.

“I’m honored to be asked to join the ranks of some outstanding and successful women who were prior recipients of this award,” Ball said.

In addition to this award, Ball has received numerous prestigious awards including the Turnaround Management Association’s “International Turnaround Company of the Year” Award, the “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer, and she was named one of “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers” by The National Law Journal.

In 1873, women’s rights champion and formidable legal mind Belva Ann Lockwood became the first woman to graduate from what is now The George Washington University Law School. She was a trailblazer, known for being one of the first women to run for president of the United States—before the 19th Amendment was passed—and the first woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Although as a student she said she was “growled” at by her male classmates and had to lobby President Ulysses S. Grant to receive the degree she earned from the Law School, today she is considered one of GW Law’s most notable and cherished alumni.

“We need to make our success as women known,” Ball said. “Women are doing amazing things in this country, and they need to be recognized.”

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