The 2007 Burton Awards

Bob Schieffer is broadcast journalism’s most experienced Washington reporter. He is CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent and also serves as anchor and moderator of Face The Nation, CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast.

Schieffer served as interim anchor of The CBS Evening News from March 10, 2005 until Aug. 31, 2006. He is now a regular contributor to The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

Schieffer has covered Washington for CBS News for more than 30 years, and is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation’s capital – the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. He has been chief Washington correspondent since 1982 and congressional correspondent since 1989 and has covered every presidential campaign and been a floor reporter at all of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions since 1972. He began anchoring Face The Nation in May 1991.

Schieffer is a member of the Broadcasting/Cable Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the 2003 Paul White Award, presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association. The award recognizes an individual’s lifetime contribution to electronic journalism. Past CBS recipients include Edward R. Murrow (‘64), Morley Safer (‘66), Walter Cronkite (‘70, ‘81), Don Hewitt (‘87), Mike Wallace (‘91), Charles Kuralt (‘94), Dan Rather (‘97) and Ed Bradley (2000).

He has won many other broadcast journalism awards, including six Emmy Awards and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards. Schieffer is the 2004 recipient of the International Radio and Television Society Foundation Award and the American News Women’s Club Helen Thomas Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2002, he was chosen as Broadcaster of the Year by the National Press Foundation. He has been a principal anchor for CBS News since 1973, when he was named anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News.

In August 1996, Schieffer stepped down as anchor of the Saturday edition of the CBS Evening News, a post he held for 20 years. He and his colleague, Dan Rather, stand as the only two 20-year anchors of a regularly scheduled network news broadcast.

Schieffer joined CBS News in 1969 and, after a brief stint as a general assignment reporter, was named Pentagon correspondent, a post he held for four years.

Before joining CBS News, he was a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and, in 1965, became the first reporter from a Texas newspaper to report from Vietnam. Schieffer later became news anchor at WBAP-TV Dallas/Fort Worth, a post that eventually led to his joining CBS News.

He is the author of Face The Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-winning News Broadcast, as well as the 2003 New York Times best-seller, This Just In: What I Couldn’t Tell You On TV, and Acting President, published in 1989.

Schieffer was born in Austin, Texas. He and his wife reside in Washington, D.C.

2007 Law Firm Winners

BEST BEST & KRIEGER LLP
Roderick E. Walston
"The Reserved Rights Doctrine: Case Study Involving Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park"

BOWMAN AND BROOKE LLP
Kenneth Ross & George W. Soule
"Post-Sale Duties: A Minefield for Manufacturers"

BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE
Christopher A. Harkins
"Tattoos and Copyright Infringement: Celebrities, Marketers, and Businesses Beware of the Ink"

CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP
Gregory A. Markel & Gregory G. Ballard
"Defending Claims Against Underwriters of Asset-Backed Securities: The Due-Diligence Defense"

CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON LLP
Ethan A. Klingsberg
"Managing the Variables in Minority Buyouts"

DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL
Phillip R. Mills & Mutya F. Harsch
"How to Avoid the Jump"

DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON LLP
David H. Bernstein
"A Stronger Solution"

DEWEY BALLANTINE LLP
Seth C. Farber, Suzanne Jaffe Bloom & Jonathan C. Crafts
"New Risk in Employee Interviews"

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS S.C.
Douglas H. Frazer
"Absurdist Humor and the Form-Substance Dialectic in Tax Law"

DLA PIPER
Michael S. Lebovitz
"It’s Not Easy Being Global – International Tax Trends Across A Multinational Business Lifecycle"

FAEGRE & BENSON LLP
Philip S. Garon, Michael A. Stanchfield, & John H. Matheson
"Challenging Delaware’s Desirability as a Haven for Incorporation"

FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, L.L.P.
Esther H. Lim & Mai-Trang D. Dang
"IP Rights and DRM: The Copyright Holder’s Guide to Navigating DRM Technology Through Hostile Territory"

FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP
Robert W. Ashmore & Brian M. Herman
"Http://Managing The Risk of Employee Blogging"

FITZPATRICK, CELLA, HARPER & SCINTO
Marc J. Pensabene & Christopher E. Loh
"How to Assess Trade Secret Damages"

FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON LLP
Richard A. Sauber
"When Reporters Need Lawyers"

GOODWIN PROCTER LLP
John LeClaire & Lizette Perez-Deisboeck
"PE Holdings May Be Sitting on Preferred Stock Powder Kegs"

JENNER & BLOCK LLP
Gianni P. Servodidio
"Keyword Advertising: The Elusive Search for ‘Use in Commerce’ on the Internet"

MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP
Anna T. Pinedo
"Next Generation Hybrid Securities"

PATTON BOGGS LLP
Robert D. Luskin & Andrew M. Friedman
"When Congress Calls"

PROSKAUER ROSE LLP
Alexander B. Temel & Paul E. Sieminski
"Late Stage Investment Rounds: Identifying and Navigating the Issues"

SCHNADER HARRISON SEGAL & LEWIS LLP
Carl A. Solano & Bruce P. Merenstein
"Interim Issues Requiring Appellate Review – Pennsylvania’s Collateral Order Doctrine: Lessons from The Barnes Foundation Case and The 30 Years of Jurisprudence Preceding It"

SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP
Barry R. Ostrager &
DUANE MORRIS LLP
Thomas R. Newman
"Handbook of Insurance Coverage, 13th Edition"

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP
David M. Zornow & Steven R. Glaser
"Are the Times Really A-Changin’- Recent Developments Regarding Privilege Waivers in Corporate Criminal Investigations"

STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP
James G. Derouin, Fredric D. Bellamy & Mark E. Freeze
"Global Warming Litigation: The Phantom Menace"

SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP
Robert G. DeLaMater
"Recent Trends in SEC Regulation of Foreign Issuers: How the U.S. Regulatory Regime is Affecting the United States’ Historic Position as the World’s Principal Capital Market"

SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
Jacob Dweck, David Wochner & Michael Brooks
"Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Litigation After the Energy Policy Act of 2005: State Powers in LNG Terminal Siting"
THOMPSON COBURN LLP
Dean L. Franklin & Timothy D. Krieger
"Liability of Computer Maintenance Providers Under Copyright Law: Storage Tech. Corp. v. Custom Hardware Eng’g & Consulting, Inc."

THOMPSON HINE LLP
Leslie W. Jacobs
"Criminal Enforcement of Antitrust Laws – Problems with the U.S. Model"

WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP
Peter N. Cubita & Michelle Hartmann
"The ECOA Discrimination Proscription and Disparate Impact-Interpreting the Meaning of the Words that Actually Are There"

WHITE & CASE LLP
Karen M. Asner
"Where the Women Are"

2007 Law School Winners

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW
Elaine Wang
"Equal Protection in the World of Art and Obscenity: The Art Photographer’s Latent Struggle with Obscenity Standards in Contemporary America"

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL
Michael B. Weitman
"Fair Use in Trademark in the Post-KP Permanent World"

CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW
Kevin Case
"‘Lewd and Immoral’: Nude Dancing, Sexual Expression, and the First Amendment"

COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL
Grant R. Mainland
"A Civil Jury in Criminal Sentencing: Blakely, Financial Penalties, and the Public Rights Exceptions to the Seventh Amendment"

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Sarah M. Riley
"Title IX Prohibits Retaliation Against Plaintiff Who Complains of Sex Discrimination, Even if Plaintiff is Not Recipient of Original Claim of Discrimination: Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education"

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
James McDonough, III
"The Myth of the Patent Troll: An Alternative View of the Function of Patent Dealers in an Idea Economy"

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Andrew M. Grossman
"No, Don’t IM Me – Instant Messaging, Authentication, and the Best Evidence Rule"

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER
Jessica Powley Hayden
"171 Mullahs On a Bus: The Establishment Clause and U.S. Foreign Aid"

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA COLUMBUS SCHOOL OF LAW
John D. Skees
"The Resurrection of Historic Usury Principles for Consumption Loans in a Federal Banking System"

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL
Brian Hawkins
"The Glucksberg Renaissance: Substantive Due Process Since Lawrence v. Texas"

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL
E. Daniel Robinson
"Embracing Equity: A New Remedy for Wrongful Health Insurance Denials"

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL
Abby Wright
"For All Intents and Purposes: What Collective Intention Tells Us About Congress and Statutory Interpretation"

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Joel Graham
"The Legality of Hatch-Waxman Pharmaceutical Settlements: Is the Terazosin Test the Proper Prescription?"

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL
Bryan Shay
"So I Says to ‘The Guy,’ I Says …: The Constitutionality of Neutral Pronoun Redaction in Multidefendant Criminal Trials"

YALE LAW SCHOOL
Jessica Bulman-Pozen
"Grutter at Work: A Title VII Critique of Constitutional Affirmative Action"

2007 Legends in the Law


Timothy Mayopoulos, EVP and General Counsel, Bank of America Corporation

Richard H. Walker, General Counsel, Deutsche Bank AG

Geralyn M. Presti, SVP, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Michele Coleman Mayes, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pitney Bowes, Inc.

James T. Hale, General Counsel, Target Corporation

The 2007 ALA Award Winners


BEST LAW FIRM ADVERTISEMENT
1ST PLACE MINOR & BROWN PC
Michelle Maynard, CLM- ALA Member
"Law For Business Owners. From Start to Finish. No If's … And's … Or …" - December, July, and July 2006
HONORARY MENTION HALLELAND LEWIS NILAN & JOHNSON PA
Kimberly A. Ess - ALA Member
"100 Percent Lean" - April 2006


BEST LAW FIRM COMPENDIUM
1ST PLACE TIE DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON LLP
Yolanda R. Cartusciello- ALA Member
"The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report" - September 2006
1ST PLACE TIE DUANE MORRIS LLP
Charles J. O'Donnell- ALA Member
"Risk and Recovery 2006 - Developments in Business Bankruptcy and Commercial Finance Law" - May 2006
HONORARY MENTION STEWART McKELVEY
Stephen Mabey - ALA Member
"Doing Business In Atlantic Canada" - June 2006 (original 2005 with first revision)


BEST LAW FIRM NEWSLETTER
1ST PLACE SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP
Robert Zuber "Bob"- ALA Member
"Enfoque Latino" - Spring & Fall 2006
HONORARY MENTION MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP
Kathleen Dykstra - ALA Member
"Financial Services Report - Staying Ahead of the Summons" - Spring, Summer, Fall 2006


BEST LAW FIRM PROFILE
1ST PLACE BECKER & POLIAKOFF, PA
Vicki Massengill - ALA Member
"Firm Profile and Integrated Marketing Materials" - January - December 2006
HONORARY MENTION FITZGERALD ABBOTT & BEARDSLEY LLP
Marsha van Broek - ALA Member
"FAB Brochure" - January 2006


BEST LAW FIRM PUBLICATION
1ST PLACE PATTON BOGGS LLP
Ira Fishman - ALA Member
"Capital Thinking" - Spring/Summer 2006, Fall/Winter 2006
HONORARY MENTION FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP
Jack Vaughan - ALA Member
"Third Annual Litigation Trends Survey Findings" - October 2006


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