LaDawn Naegle, managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Washington office, was named a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA National Capital Area. The award recognizes women in the Washington, D.C., area who have made a significant impact in their community and demonstrated leadership in their career.

“LaDawn has been with Bryan Cave for her entire legal career, and is regarded as one of its premier securities lawyers,” said Bryan Cave Chair Therese Pritchard. “She is a true leader in this firm, and we are proud of her many achievements.”

In addition to her role as a member of Bryan Cave’s Corporate Finance & Securities Practice, Naegle serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and is the first woman to serve as DC office managing partner. Naegle said she was drawn to the YWCA because of its “obvious power to transform families, businesses, our communities and society in ways we can only begin to imagine.”

Others honored as Women of Achievement were Congresswoman Donna Edwards; Patricia Brooks-Nobles with Bank of America; Katherine LaVelle of Accenture; and Joyce Larkin from Centene Corporation.