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The JOHN EDWARD PORTER LEGACY AWARD recognizes individuals who show outstanding commitment to sustaining the nation’s world-class leadership in medical and health research.

The Honorable Mike Castle is a former two-term Governor, nine-term U.S. Congressman, Lieutenant Governor, Deputy Attorney General and State Senator, and is a former partner in DLA Piper’s Government Affairs practice. He maintains offices in Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Governor Castle has always held a deep interest in financial services, health care and energy, and throughout his public life he has worked across party lines, building bridges and forming coalitions to find pragmatic, bipartisan solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing the country. His extensive state and federal experience provides a unique understanding on a wide array of issues faced by businesses that are dealing with federal laws and regulations, are incorporated in Delaware or dealing with Delaware business entities. During his nine terms as Delaware’s sole member in the House of Representatives, Governor Castle served on the House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over the banking, securities and insurance industries, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Domestic and Monetary Policy and dealt with issues which directly affect the financial services industry and consumers.