Shareholder Elena Paras Ketchum became a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in December of 2015. The American Bar Foundation was founded in 1952 by the American Bar Association and is recognized as the premier institute in the United States for social science research on the law. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in the Fellows is limited to less than one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States and to a small percentage of international lawyers. Other members of the firm who are Fellows of the American Bar Foundation are Don Stichter, Harley Riedel, and Scott Stichter.