Bill Clinton, Jennifer Hudson and Sir Elton John were part of the Eighteenth Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner—and Womble Carlyle was proud to be there, too.

The HRC National Dinner took place October 25th in Washington, DC, and Womble Carlyle was a Platinum Sponsor.

The Womble Carlyle contingent included attorneys Brent Clinkscale, Debbie Israel and Louis Rouleau, as well as guests Laurie McMahon, Rodney Perry, Norman Banks, Charlie Berardesco, Jeffrey Thurston, James Cole, Anne Milem, David Smith and Paul Butler.

Former President Clinton delivered the keynote address at the HRC National Dinner. The show also featured a musical performance by Academy Award winner Hudson and an opening speech by surprise guest US Attorney General Eric Holder. In addition, John was honored with HRC’s National Equality Award.

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.