The 2003 Function
The 2003 Event was held on Tuesday, June 17th at the Great Hall of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The Keynote speaker was Tim Russert,
Moderator of NBC's Meet The Press.
Burton Awards Program held in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress. Tim
Russert, of NBC News, was the guest speaker. He is shown addressing the audience
of over 300 dignitaries including judges, members of the Justice Department,
partners and guests.
Abena, Vice President, West, a Thomson Company and a main sponsor of the event
presents several of the achievement awards.
Pan American Symphony Orchestra performs as guests enjoy the cocktail hour and
then subsequently when dinner was served.
C. Burton, Founder & Chairman of the national awards program welcomes the guests
and speaks out on the goals of the event which include rewarding excellence and
encouraging perfection in law.
of the Academic Board, Virginia Wise, reviews the event program before
addressing the audience.
Dennis Smith, former State Senator from Missouri, was the moderator of the
program. Senator Smith is the former dean of the Missouri Senate.
Schwartz, Senior Partner in Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP and former award winner,
Tony Abena, Vice-President West, A Thomson Company, John Murphy, Chairman,
Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of the Law Library of
together with William C. Burton, Chairman are center, Virginia Wise, Chair,
Academic Committee, Anne Kringel, Vice-Chair, Academic Committee
(left of Ms. Wise), Bill Ryan, Member, Academic Committee, to far left,
Grace Tonner, member, Academic Committee, and Judge Edward Forstenzer, member of
Academic Committee (far right).
having recipients in their firms for three years and therefore demonstrating the
firmís commitment to the highest standards of excellence in legal writing,
Faegre & Benson is shown receiving the award. Phil Garon, Chairman of the law
firm, accepts the award. Mr. Garon continues to be one of the eventís greatest
For having recipients in their firms for three years and therefore demonstrating
the firmís commitment to the highest standards of excellence in legal writing,
Piper Rudnick received the award. Earl Silbert, former Watergate Prosecutor, and
Counsel to the law firm is shown accepting the award.
For having recipients in their firms for three years and therefore
demonstrating the firmís commitment to the highest standards of excellence in
legal writing, Winston & Strawn received the award. J. Michael McGarry, Managing
Partner of Winston & Strawnís Washington Office is shown accepting the award.
John Murphy, Chairman of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, a major catalyst of the
success of the national awards program is shown presenting the award to Stanford
Catherine Glaze, Associate Dean of Students at Stanford Law accepts the
Record of Achievement Award presented to Stanford for having four winners in the
William Burton, Founder and Chairman of the program is shown with Victor
Schwartz, noted author and prior award winner. Mr. Schwartz also serves on the
Board of Directors.
General Scott, Assistant Librarian of Congress, explains the Libraryís major
commitment to research and writing.
The 2003 Law Student Winners
Rachel L. Braunstein
Brooklyn Law School
Emory University School of Law
Franklin E. Crawford
Ohio State University
Michael C. Bonafede
Cornell Law School
University of Pennsylvania
Marcy Lynn Karin
Stanford Law School
Case Western Reserve University
Arnoldo B. Lacayo
University of Miami School of Law
The 2003 Law Firm Winners
Jerome Gilson, Partner
Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione
Jeffrey A. Lenobel, Partner
Schulte, Roth & Zabel
Michael H. Rubin, Partner
Richard O. Faulk, Partner
Gardere Wynne Sewel
Michael A. Stanchfield, Partner
Faegre & Benson
Eric W. Bloom, Partner
Winston & Strawn