In light of these and many successes in other legal areas, the National Law Journal named Norm one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” and Norm was named as one of Lawdragon's 500 Top Leading Lawyers in America. He has also been included in the Best Lawyers in America and Colorado Super Lawyers. Active in community affairs, Norm is involved in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where he is currently vice president. He is presently a director of National Jewish Health and a trustee of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Norm is a past presidential appointee to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council (1996-2006).
Norm has received many awards during his career. He is a past recipient of the Distinguished Humanitarian Award, the President’s Award and the Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service from National Jewish Health, the Talmud Leadership Award from AIPAC, the Distinguished Service Award from ArtReach, and the Distinguished Alumni and the William Lee Knous Awards from the University of Colorado School of Law. In addition, he was awarded the Mizel Museum’s Community Cultural Enrichment Award, the University Medal from the University of Colorado, Business Leader of the Year from Jewish Family Service of Colorado, as well as the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award from the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center.
Since founding the firm in 1968, Norm's strategic vision has helped build a three-man partnership into the powerhouse law firm it is today, with nearly 250 attorneys and legislative consultants in over 10 offices across the country.