2000 : Washington-based partner Gunter von Gonrad is awarded the Bundesverdienst Kreuz
The Bundesverdienst Kreuz is the highest order of merit awarded by the German government to private citizens, for his professional, philanthropic and charitable accomplishments. Mr. von Conrad was an expert in antidumping and international unfair competition law. He received his law degree from the University of Cologne (Germany) in 1963 and then completed U.S. legal studies at George Washington University in 1965. He joined the firm in 1967 and worked for the firm until his retirement in 2000.