Press Release

Wiley Partners Recognized in Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers

February 25, 2022

Washington, DC – Wiley, a preeminent DC law firm, is pleased to announce Dot Powell-Woodson, Theodore Howard, and Antonio Reynolds have been selected in Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers. Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance, and style of African American lifestyle.

“The full listing is comprised of the "best of the best" of Black lawyers that are partners within leading national law firms, corporate and general counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations,” according to the publication’s press release.

“These lawyers have helped create ways to foster diversity, equity and inclusion within our firm and throughout the legal industry. We are proud they have been recognized for their efforts,” said Managing Partner Peter D. Shields

Highlights of each of their careers can be found below:

Theodore Howard is Wiley’s first full-time Pro Bono partner, a position in which he oversees the firm’s pro bono activities and initiatives and fosters relationships with the public interest legal services community. Howard has extensive pro bono litigation experience, including death penalty, landlord-tenant, child custody and adoption, and prisoners’ rights matters. Howard serves on the Board of Directors for Rising for Justice, the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Justice Center, and also serves as the Co-Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, of which the firm is a founding member.

Dot Powell-Woodson serves as a Co-Chair of Wiley’s Health Care practice, and on the firm’s Executive and Management committees. Powell-Woodson counsels clients on government health care procurements and contracting, contract administration, and state and federal regulatory compliance relating to complex prime, subcontract and affiliate agreements.

Antonio J. Reynolds represents financial services companies and other major corporations, as well as their officers and directors, in a variety of civil and criminal enforcement matters before federal and state agencies. Reynolds currently serves as Wiley’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core pillars of Wiley. The firm recently released its 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Report, highlighting significant progress in firmwide efforts.

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Maria Woehr
Director of Communications

Molly Peterson
Senior Communications Manager

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