Daniel J. Standish, chair of Wiley Rein's Insurance Practice, began serving a one-year term as president of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) on November 12, 2010. PLUS, a non-profit organization founded in 1986, today includes over 6,000 individual members representing more than 1,000 companies in the professional liability field. PLUS receives support from more than 200 companies through corporate sponsorships, and is recognized as the leading provider of professional liability educational programs.
Prior to serving as president, Mr. Standish held a number of leadership roles in PLUS, including vice president, secretary-treasurer and membership on the Board of Trustees. Widely recognized as a leading attorney in professional liability insurance coverage matters and disputes, Mr. Standish is rated by Chambers USA in its top tier of Washington, DC insurance lawyers. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Bowdoin College.
Henry Rivera, a partner in Wiley Rein's Communications Practice, is named a "political luminary" in the University of New Mexico School of Law's book, "60 for 60." The book, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of the school's first graduating class, features sixty people, contributions and events that have helped shape law in New Mexico over the past sixty years.
Mr. Rivera, a former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, is an internationally recognized communications expert, author, speaker and conference leader in the communications field. He has been named one of the District of Columbia's "Super Lawyers" and has been recognized among the Best Lawyers in America in Communications Law. He has also been singled out as a "Leading Lawyer" by Chambers USA and named among the top 12 Telecom experts in the U.S. by Legal Media Group's Best of the Best.
Richard E. Wiley, managing partner of Wiley Rein, has been named the Washington, DC Best Lawyers' "Administrative Lawyer of the Year" for 2011. Only one attorney in each community and specialty area receives this annual honor. According to Best Lawyers, the honorees received particularly high ratings in the publication's surveys "by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity."
Mr. Wiley heads the firm's preeminent Communications Practice - the largest in the country - and is former chair of the Federal Communications Commission. A stalwart in the field of communications law, the Best Lawyers honor is the latest of many accolades received by Mr. Wiley over the years. Named one of "the decade's most influential lawyers" by the National Law Journal, Mr. Wiley has been dubbed a Legal Times "Visionary" and the "undisputed dean of the communications bar" by Washingtonian magazine.