Award News

Yabo Lin of Sidley Austin to be Vice President of Burton Awards Program - The Burton Awards Chairman, William C. Burton, has named Yabo Lin of Sidley Austin LLP Vice Chair of the program. The Burton Awards is a national non-profit effort that is run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. http://burtonawards.com/news-yabo-lin-vice-chair.html

Finest General Counsel in America Announced by The Burton Awards Program - The Burton Awards Program, held in association with the Library of Congress, and Co-Sponsored by the American Bar Association, announced its "Legends in Law" winners for 2016. The program named ten general counsels as "Legends in Law." The winners were selected based upon the following criteria: reputation in the legal profession; demonstrated competence in a specialized area of law; extensive background and experience; complexity and scope of matters handled; success in global or national issues; and exemplary leadership in law. http://www.burtonawards.com/news-2016-legends-in-law-winners.html

The Burton Awards Announces the 2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards Law Firm Winners - The finest law firm writers of 2016 have been announced by The Burton Awards. The non-profit program is run in association with the Library of Congress, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. Thirty-five "Distinguished Legal Writing Award" winners were chosen from the nominations submitted by the nation's top 1,000 law firms.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-2016-law-firm-winners.html

ABA announces sponsorship of the Burton Awards to honor major achievements in law - American Bar Association President William C. Hubbard announced that the ABA will sponsor the Burton Awards, a national awards program created by William C. Burton and run in association with the Library of Congress and its Law Library.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-aba-pr.html

Finest General Counsels Announced by Burton Awards Program - The Burton Awards Program, held in association with the Library of Congress and Co-Sponsored by the American Bar Association, announced the 2015 award-winning general counsels. The winners, known as "Legends in Law," were selected based upon the following criteria: reputation in the legal profession; demonstrated competence in a specialized area of law; extensive background and experience; complexity and scope of matters handled; success in global or national issues; and exemplary leadership in law.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-2015-legends-in-law-winners.html

The Burton Awards Announces the 2015 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards Law Firm Winners - The finest law firm writers of 2015 have been announced by the Burton Awards, a non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress. The 35 winners were chosen from the nominations submitted by the nation's top 1,000 most prestigious and largest law firms.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-2015-law-firm-winners.html

Lyle Denniston Wins First Outstanding Journalist in Law Award Presented by Burton Awards Program - The Burton Awards program, run in association with the Library of Congress, announced that veteran journalist Lyle Denniston is the winner of the first "Outstanding Journalist in Law Award." Mr. Denniston was selected by the Outstanding Journalist in Law Committee based on his integrity and having a great impact on legal journalism.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-2014-outstanding-journalist.html

Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt to Speak at Burton Awards Luncheon - The Burton Awards program, run in association with the Library of Congress announced that Oklahoma Attorney General, E. Scott Pruitt, and chair of the Republican Attorneys General Association, will be the guest speaker at the Burton Awards luncheon held on June 9, 2014. The luncheon will be held in honor the finest general counsels in America who have been named ?Legends in Law.? A Gala follows the event. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the non-profit program, which will be held on June 9, 2014 at the Library of Congress.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-attorney-general-pruitt.html

Justice John Paul Stevens to Speak at Burton Awards Program - The Burton Awards program, run in association with the Library of Congress, announced that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (retired) will receive the "Book of the Year in Law" Award. The Justice won the award for his new book, titled: Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. He will be a featured guest speaker at the event which this year, on June 9, 2014, celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-justice-john-paul-stevens.html

Finest General Counsels Announced by Burton Awards Program - The Burton Awards Program, held in association with the Library of Congress, announced this years' award-winning general counsels. The winners, known as "Legends in Law," were selected based upon the following criteria: reputation in the legal profession; demonstrated competence in a specialized area of law; extensive background and experience; complexity and scope of matters handled; success in global or national issues; and exemplary leadership in law.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-2014-general-counsel-winners.html

The Burton Awards Announces the 2014 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards Law Firm Winners - The finest law firm writers of 2014 have been announced by the Burton Awards, a non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress. The thirty winners were, once again, chosen from the nominations submitted by the nation's top 1,000 most prestigious and largest law firms.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-2014-law-firm-winners.html

Betty Whelchel to Be Dinner Chair of The 2014 Burton Awards Program - Betty A. Whelchel, Esq. has been selected as the 2014 Dinner Chair of The Burton Awards Program, held in association with the Library of Congress. The national non-profit organization will celebrate its 15th Anniversary and host its annual event on Monday, June 9, 2014.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-whelchel.html

Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann to be Presented "Reform in Law Award" by The Burton Awards Program - Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has been awarded the 2014 "Reform in Law Award" by the Burton Awards, which is run in association with the Library of Congress. The coveted award is presented to a judge, committee or commission that has a significant impact in promoting the administration of justice.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-katzmann.html

Noah Messing Appointed Chair of "Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education Committee" of The Burton Awards - The Burton Awards announced that Noah Messing, a prominent lecturer at Yale Law School, has been selected to chair the "Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education Committee." The committee is charged with selecting the finest law school teacher who has promoted and advanced legal writing. Mr. Messing replaces former committee chair Anne Kringel, who is the Legal Writing Director and Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, who retired from law school teaching.
http://www.burtonawards.com/pdf/Press Release - Noah Messing.pdf

Burton Awards Adds Two Highly Regarded Writing Scholars to its Academic Committee - The Burton Awards announced the addition of two new and distinguished members to its Academic Committee, Philip M. Genty of Columbia Law School and Jeanne Merino of Stanford Law School. The new committee members will help judge law firm and law school articles, which will be submitted for the 2014 program. The Academic Committee is chaired by Virginia Wise of Harvard Law School.
http://www.burtonawards.com/pdf/Burton Awards Adds Two Highly Regarded Writing Scholars to its Academic Committee.pdf

Attorney General Gansler to Speak at Burton Awards Luncheon for Finest General Counsel  - The Burton Awards, a program in association with the Library of Congress, announced that Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will be the guest speaker at the first annual luncheon honoring the top general counsel in the nation. These prominent corporate attorneys were named 2013 “Legends in Law” by the Burton Awards program. The announcement that Attorney General Gansler will participate in the program was made jointly by Thomas L. Sager, Chair and Les Parrette, Vice-Chair of the Committee which recognizes the winning corporate general counsel. The luncheon will be held on June 3, 2013 at the Library of Congress. The awards ceremonies and Gala will also be held that day.
http://www.burtonawards.com/pdf/Burton Awards - Press Release on Luncheon Speaker - FINAL.pdf

The Burton Awards Announces the 2013 Best Law Firm Writers - The finest law firm writers of 2013 have been announced by the Burton Awards, a non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress. The thirty winners were, once again, chosen from the nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 most prestigious and largest law firms.
http://www.burtonawards.com/pdf/Burton Awards - DLW Press Release 2013.pdf

Burton Awards Announces Leading General Counsel to be Honored as 2013 Legends in Law - The Burton Awards Program, held in association with the Library of Congress, announced the 2013 recipients of the "Legends in Law Awards." These awards are given to outstanding general counsel of major corporations who have excelled during their careers in law. The fourteenth anniversary awards program will be held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on June 3, 2013.
http://www.burtonawards.com/pdf/Burton Awards - 2013 Legends in Law Press Release.pdf

U. S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR'S "MY BELOVED WORLD" NAMED CONTEMPORARY BOOK OF THE YEAR IN LAW BY BURTON AWARDS - The Burton Awards program, run in association with the Library of Congress, announced U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's newly released memoir, My Beloved World (Random House, 2013), as the "Contemporary Book of the Year in Law." Honorable Edward Forstenzer (retired), Presiding Judge of the Superior Court in California and a former U.S. Magistrate Judge, led the "Committee on Legal Writing," which made the selection.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-sotomayor.html

Best Law Firm Writers of 2012 Announced by the Burton Awards - The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, held in association with the Library of Congress, announced the thirty-five best law firm entries of 2012. Thirty-five winners were chosen from all the entries submitted by the nation's 1,000 largest and most prestigious law firms. Nominations were placed by Managing Partners of these leading law firms. Entries included articles on legal subjects published within the past year.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-pr_lawfirm2012.html

Burton Awards Announces 2011 "Legends in Law" Winners - The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, held in association with the Library of Congress, announced the names of six of the finest general counsels in America who have been named 2011 "Legends in Law." The twelfth anniversary Burton Awards program will be held at the Library of Congress on June 13, 2011.
http://www.burtonawards.com/news-pr_legends.html

Proskauer Rose LLP - Elise Bloom, Ariane Buglione of Proskauer Rose Win Burton Award For Legal Writing July 13, 2009 (New York, NY) - "International law firm Proskauer Rose LLP has won the prestigious Burton Award for Legal Achievement for an article written by Elise Bloom, partner and co chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of its Employment Law Class and Collective Action Practice Group, and Ariane Buglione, an associate in the department. Their article, "Workplace Peace and Speech" appeared in the November 2008 edition of Corporate Counsel magazine. It explored the topic of political speech in the workplace."
http://www.proskauer.com/news_publications/press_releases/content/2009_07_13

Morrison & Foerster LLP - FDIC's Sheila Bair Honored With First Annual Burton Foundation Regulatory Innovation Award, Established By Morrison & Foerster New York, May 26, 2009 - "Morrison & Foerster LLP announced today that Sheila Bair, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), will receive the first annual Regulatory Innovation Award. Morrison & Foerster established this award through the Burton Foundation to honor an academic or non-elected public official whose innovative ideas have made a significant contribution to the discourse on regulatory reform in the arena of corporate governance, securities, capital markets or financial institutions. Bair was selected by an independent panel of academics and practitioners."
http://www.mofo.com/news/pressreleases/15625.html

Simpson Thacher: Lori Lesser Wins 2008 Burton Award for Legal Achievement April 29, 2008 - Announces "Intellectual property partner Lori E. Lesser has been named a recipient of the prestigious Burton Award for Legal Achievement for her article, The Communications Decency Act at 10 -- New Issues for the Years Ahead, published in the inaugural issue of Bloomberg Intellectual Property Law Reports (February 2007). Past Simpson Thacher winners of the Burton Award are Barry Ostrager (2007) and Joe McLaughlin (2005)."
http://www.stblaw.com/siteContent.cfm?contentID=3&itemID=75&focusID=1202

White & Case: GEORGE J. TERWILLIGER III RECEIVES 2009 BURTON AWARD June 15, 2009, Library of Congress, Washington DC - Announces "George J. Terwilliger III, a partner in White & Case's Washington, DC, office and global head of the Firm's White Collar Practice Group, received the 2009 Burton Award for Outstanding Legal Writing for his article on "The Financial Crisis," published in the 1 December 2008 issue of The National Law Journal. George's receipt of the 2009 award marks the eighth consecutive year that a White & Case lawyer has won the Burton Award."
http://www.whitecase.com/news/awards/Detail.aspx?news=5e8d39d4-1726-403a-b65c-c8792660a9af

Faegre & Benson LLP - Callison Receives Burton Award for Legal Writing DENVER, May 1, 2008 - "J. William Callison, a partner at Faegre & Benson LLP, received a 2008 national award for legal writing from the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. The awards ceremony will be held June 16 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.This marks the eighth consecutive year Faegre & Benson has received a Burton Award for exceptional and leading-edge legal writing. The 2008 award recognizes Bill's article "Why a Fiduciary Duty Shift to Creditors of Insolvent Business Entities is Incorrect as a Matter of Theory and Practice." The article appeared in the Journal of Business & Technology Law, vol. 1, no. 2, 2007."
http://www.faegre.com/shownews.aspx?Show=6936

Weil Gotshal - Glenn D. West and Sara G. Duran Receive Burton Award for Legal Writing NEW YORK, April 30, 2009 - "Partner Glenn D. West and associate Sara G. Duran of Weil Gotshal's Dallas office have been selected as 2009 Burton Award Winners in the Legal Writing category for their article "Reassessing the "Consequences" of Consequential Damage Waivers in Acquisition Agreements," which was originally published in The Business Lawyer (an ABA publication.)"
http://www.weil.com/news/newsdetail.aspx?news=37498

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Cadwalader Attorneys Honored with Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing for Sixth Time June 2, 2009 - "Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world`s leading law firms,announces that partner Dorothy Auth and associates Andrew C. Chien and John Peter Halski have been selected to receive the 2009 Burton Award for in Legal Writing, marking the sixth consecutive year the firm`s lawyers have been recognized for effective legal writing. Dr. Auth and Messrs Richard Hans In 2009, he won the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his article "Ebb and Flow: The Changing Jurisdictional Tides of Global Litigation," published in the Winter 2008 issue of the New York International Law Review. The Burton Award is dedicated to the enrichment and refinement of writing in the legal profession and is presented by the Burton Foundation, a nonprofit cultural and academic organization. DLA Piper has won a Burton Award in nine of the past ten years."
http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS165221+02-Jun-2009+BW20090602

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto - Firm to be Recognized As a Burton Award Recipient For the Fifth Time NEW YORK, April 14, 2009 - "Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, one of the world's premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that partner, John Carlin, and associate, Christopher Loh, were named recipients of the 2009 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for their article, "Patent exhaustion revitalized?" Supreme Court's 'Quanta' ruling continues recent trend of narrowing rights of patentees," originally published in the August 18, 2008 issue of The National Law Journal. This year's award marks the fifth time Fitzpatrick Cella has received this prestigious honor, an accomplishment for which the firm will be recognized as well as the second time in three years that Chistopher Loh has won. Fitzpatrick, Cella attorneys also received the Burton Award in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008."
http://www.fitzpatrickcella.com/news/pressReleaseItem.cfm?pubID=526

King & Spalding - Partner Jeffrey Stein Named 2009 Burton Award Winner - NEW YORK, April 9, 2009 - "Jeffrey M. Stein, a partner in King & Spalding's corporate practice in Atlanta, has been named a winner of the 2009 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. Stein was among 30 partners selected by the awards committee from among the largest 1,000 law firms in the nation."
http://www.kslaw.com/portal/server.pt?space=KSPublicRedirect&control=KSPublicRedirect&PressReleaseId=3417

Winston & Strawn - Michael Friedman Wins Burton Awards for Article on Common Law Torts - April 8, 2009 - "Winston & Strawn litigation partner Michael Friedman, who is based in the firm's New York office, has been selected as a winner of the 2009 Burton Foundation/Association of Legal Administrators "Distinguished Writing Award."
http://www.winston.com/index.cfm?contentID=24&itemid=9196

Pillsbury: Matus and Davis Awarded Burton Award for Legal Writing - April 9,2009 - New York litigators Wayne Matus and John E. Davis have been named the winners of a 2009 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. Their New York Law Journal article, Does Your Search Pass Judicial Scrutiny?, was noted by the NYLJ editor as perhaps one of the best articles about E-Discovery she had ever read. The Award honors writing that is highly persuasive, concise and free of legal jargon."
http://www.pillsburylaw.com/index.cfm?pageid=38&itemid=799

Jackson Walker - Byron Egan Honored with Fourth Burton Award for Legal Writing - Jackson Walker partner Byron Egan has been awarded the 2009 Burton Award for Legal Achievement. This is Mr. Egan's fourth time to be honored, which sets a record for most Burton Awards received by an individual. Mr. Egan was presented with the award at the Tenth Anniversary Burton Awards ceremony, which took place June 15 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C."
http://www.jw.com/site/jsp/newsinfo.jsp?id=637

Kilpatrick Stockton - June 1, 2009: Lisa Pearson recognized for being named a recipient of the 2009 Burton Award for Legal Achievement.
http://www.kilpatrickstockton.com/news/downloads/MediaReportJune5to11.pdf

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