Lanny, named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, is the vice chair of the law firm Covington and one of the leading trial and white-collar defense attorneys in the United States. He specializes in helping clients navigate financial fraud, anti-corruption, money laundering, securities enforcement, congressional, environmental, and other criminal and civil investigations presenting complex regulatory, political and public relations risks. Breuer is a recipient of the Columbia College 2020 John Jay Award, master emeritus of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He is also a board member of the Anti-Defamation League Mid-Atlantic Region.