On May 20, 2019, Suzanne St. Pierre and Kan Nawaday were recognized by New York Law Journal in its "New York Trailblazers" for 2019.
In recognizing St. Pierre, New York Law Journal wrote:
St. Pierre is putting her mark on some of the biggest construction projects in New York City's history. Chair of Venable's New York real estate group, she is advising Amtrak on two massive projects: the development of the Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station and the construction of the Gateway Tunnel linking New York and New Jersey. At the same time, she is working with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to redevelop Willets Point, a sparsely populated old industrial neighborhood near Citi Field in Queens. Last year she completed a two-year term as president of WX: New York Women Executives in Real Estate.
In recognizing Nawaday, New York Law Journal wrote:
Nawaday tells clients they're in a high-stakes chess game. "Assume the government knows more than you know. You don't know where their pieces are. Suddenly you're in the crosshairs of their rook and knight." The Venable white-collar defense partner would know. For nine years, he was on the other side of the chess board, in the Southern District of New York, prosecuting bribery cases involving police officers and the former president of the New York City corrections officers' union, alleged campaign finance fraud in New York Mayor Bill deBlasio's 2013 campaign.