William D. Johnston To Receive Delaware State Bar Association's Daniel L. Herrmann Professional Conduct Award

December 7, 2021Press Release


WILMINGTON, DE - William D. Johnston, a Partner in Young Conaway's Corporate Litigation and Counseling Section, has been selected by the Delaware State Bar Association to receive the 2020 Daniel L. Herrmann Professional Conduct Award. Named in honor of the late chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, the award is presented to a member of the Delaware Bar who has "demonstrated those qualities of courtesy and civility which, together with high ability and distinguished service, exemplifies the Delaware lawyer.

Mr. Johnston is the fifth Young Conaway partner to have received this award since its inception. Previous award winners included one of the Firm's founders, William F. Taylor (1994), retired Managing Partner, Sheldon A. Weinstein (2003), former Young Conaway Partner Ben T. Castle (2008), and Personal Injury Partner Richard A. DiLiberto (2015).  Mr. Johnston served as the Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Justice Herrmann upon graduating from law school.  He said, “I am honored to be receiving this award, named for my mentor and friend, Chief Justice Herrmann.  And I am humbled to join the company of my four Young Conaway colleagues.”

The awards ceremony will occur during a special luncheon at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 7, 2021 at the Hyatt Place/Riverfront Events. For additional information and registration, please visit the Delaware State Bar Association's website.