Sanford Heisler Sharp Kate Mueting Named Mussey-Gillett Shining Star: Women’s Bar Association of DC Recognizes Her Exemplary Contributions Through Leadership of its Membership Committee

Posted July 25th, 2018.

July 24, 2018, Washington, DC – The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) named Sanford Heisler Sharp partner Kate Mueting the 2018 winner of its coveted Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award.

Mueting is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office and Co-Chair of its Title VII Practice Group. The WBA selected her for the award in recognition of her exemplary leadership contributions to its Membership Committee.

“I am honored to be selected to receive the Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award by the Women’s Bar Association,” said Mueting. “I am proud to be a part of the WBA and to work to increase our membership ranks.  The organization has a rich history of advancing women lawyers and ensuring that their voices are heard, and the entire Membership Committee works diligently to introduce this to more people in the DC legal community.”

The Association established the Mussey-Gillett Shining Star Award in 2007 to recognize WBA members who, through their vision and sustained and unflagging dedication to the WBA, made extraordinary contributions to advance the mission of the association in the best tradition of leadership exemplified by its founders, Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett.

Mueting will be presented the award at the WBA’s annual “Stars of the Bar Reception” September 20 at the Columbia Square Building in downtown DC The WBA’s Stars of the Bar will also be honored at the event, which will launch the organization’s program year with the theme “Dare to Make an Impact.”

“Kate is an excellent choice for this prestigious recognition,” said David Sanford, Chairman of Sanford Heisler Sharp. “She is an exceptionally talented attorney dedicated to the advancement of women in the profession.  Her work on behalf of the WBA is one important means of achieving this result and the firm is proud of her leadership.”

Founded in 1917, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bars in metropolitan Washington, DC

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