InterAction, an alliance organization in Washington DC of nongovernmental organizations, has honored Partner David Bowker with its Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award, meant to celebrate outstanding and distinguished leaders who have been critical partners of the community to advance human dignity and well-being. Bowker was recognized for his tremendous leadership, dedication and victory in USAID v. Alliance for Open Society International, a significant First Amendment case decided by the US Supreme Court in June 2013. According to one prominent US Congressman this was "a victory both for protecting our constitutional right to free speech and advancing the public's health."
Bowker is the chair of the firm's International Litigation/Controversy Working Group and has particular experience handling complex commercial disputes, class action litigations, international and multi-jurisdictional matters, post-war reparations and restitution programs, art and antiquities claims, constitutional challenges to state and federal statutes, investor-state disputes and other sovereign-related matters.
Bowker was honored during InterAction's 30th Anniversary Gala on June 12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.