Arlington, Va. (May 10, 2012) - Bloomberg BNA authors have won six 2012 Burton Awards for exceptional legal writing for articles published in BNA Insights, the thought leadership platform for Bloomberg BNA publications. The authors of these articles are lawyers from the nation's largest law firms. The awards recognize work published in 2011.
The Bloomberg BNA winners are:
The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement recognize the best in legal writing at the nation's 1,000 largest and most prestigious law firms. Nominations are submitted by managing partners at these firms, and submissions are judged by an Academic Board comprised of distinguished legal scholars from the nation's courts and top law schools.
BNA Insights is a comprehensive library of articles and videos that deliver expert commentary from top law specialists on a full range of current legal issues and trends. The original articles offer analysis of key legal, legislative, regulatory, or business developments, with an emphasis on practical implications and emerging trends and are prominently featured in both print and online BNA publications. There is also a BNA Insights mobile app.
"BNA Insights provide tremendous value to our customers with incisive legal and business commentaries on challenging cutting edge issues important to both bench and bar," said Michael Eisenstein, Vice President and Group Publisher, Legal & Business Publishing Group. "They appear prominently in our practice area Resource Centers and industry-leading news publications, and are among the most popular features of the sites."
The submissions were judged this year by an Academic Board led by Virginia Wise, a renowned teacher at Harvard Law School; Anne E. Kringel, a widely recognized expert in legal writing and senior lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Grace Tonner, a prominent dean from the University of California Law School at Irvine; Judge Ed Forstenzer, a distinguished judge from California's Superior Court (retired); and William Ryan, a direct descendant of Noah Webster and former Chair of the White House Plain Language Committee.
The 13th annual Burton Awards event will be held at the Library of Congress on June 11, 2012.
The winning articles are:
New ASTM Standard May Serve as Safe Harbor for Emerging Building Labeling, Transactional Disclosure, and Benchmarking Regulations
By Mark J. Bennett (Miller Canfield), David J. Freeman (Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP),
and Anthony J. Buonicore (Buonicore Partners LLC)
Published in BNA's Environmental Due Diligence Guide, 3/17/11
California's Cap-and-Trade Regulations: Design Elements and Outstanding Issues
By Jean-Phillipe Brisson, Stanford Renas, and Daniel Firger (Linklaters)
Published in World Climate Change Report, 12/20/11
The State of Environmental Crime Enforcement: A Survey of Developments in 2010
By Steven P. Solow and Anne M. Carpenter (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP)
Published in Daily Environment Report, 3/15/2011
Hybrid Plans: Hybrid Plans at the Crossroads: Will Treasury and IRS Allow Them to Be Defined Benefit Plans?
By Richard C. Shea, Robert S. Newman, and Katherine Mineka (Covington & Burling)
Published in Pension & Benefits Daily, 6/3/11
Collective Bargaining: Standing at the Crossroads of ERISA and the Railway Labor Act: Choosing the Right Track and Avoiding Collateral Damage
By Greta E. Cowart (Haynes and Boone)
Published in Pension & Benefits Daily, 8/31/11
Executive Compensation: Handling Internal Investigations in the Executive Compensation Area
By Michael Farhang and James Zelenay (Gibson Dunn & Crutcher)
Published in Pension & Benefits Daily, 11/7/11
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