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Houston's legal power couple receives a huge honor — and lawyers turn out in force to celebrate

Houston's legal power couple receives a huge honor — and lawyers party

Mark Wawro, from left, Melanie Gray and Sherry and Gerald Merfish at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Mark Wawro, from left, Melanie Gray and Sherry and Gerald Merfish. Photo by Stephanie Maierson
Lee Kaplan, left, and Jason Billeck at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Lee Kaplan, left, and Jason Billeck. Photo by Stephanie Maierson
Karen Westall, from left, Mindy Davis and Emily Deakins at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Karen Westall, from left, Mindy Davis and Emily Deakins. Photo by Stephanie Maierson
Jerry Gehm, from left, Marilyn Archer and Martin Cominsky at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Jerry Gehm, from left, Marilyn Archer and Martin Cominsky. Photo by Stephanie Maierson
Glen Rosenbaum, left, and Stuart Feldman at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015.jpg
Glen Rosenbaum, left, and Stuart Feldman. Photo by Stephanie Maierson
Robert Carlton, from left, Mark Wawro, Melanie Gray, Ian Scharfman and Mark Trachtenberg at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Robert Carlton, from left, Mark Wawro, Melanie Gray, Ian Scharfman and Mark Trachtenberg. Photo by Stephanie Maierson
Mark Wawro, from left, Melanie Gray and Sherry and Gerald Merfish at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Lee Kaplan, left, and Jason Billeck at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Karen Westall, from left, Mindy Davis and Emily Deakins at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Jerry Gehm, from left, Marilyn Archer and Martin Cominsky at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015
Glen Rosenbaum, left, and Stuart Feldman at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015.jpg
Robert Carlton, from left, Mark Wawro, Melanie Gray, Ian Scharfman and Mark Trachtenberg at the ADL Jurisprudence Award kick-off April 2015

What: Anti-Defamation League Jurisprudence Award honorees named.

Where: The Menil Collection.

The 411:  Melanie Gray of Winston & Strawn, and Mark Wawro of Susman Godfrey not only share home and family, they also share the 2015 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award, presented by the Anti-Defamation League. Several weeks before the April 22 luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Houston honoring the couple, they were celebrated at a reception at the Menil Collection.

The legal eagles turned out in force including luncheon chair Mark Trachtenberg of Haynes & Boone and vice chairs Robert Carlton of Haynes & Boone and Nicole Soussan of Baker Botts. Honorary luncheon chairs Sherry and Gerald Merfish were also on hand.

Who: ALD Southwest Regional board chair Ian Scharfman, ADL regional director Martin B. Cominsky, Harry Susman, Lee Kaplan, Karen Westall, Jason Bellick, Mindy Davis, Glen Rosenbaum, Stuart Feldman and Emily Deakins.