The 2009 Legal Writing Award Winners - Law Firm

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Steven R. Peikin, Karen Patton Seymour & Allison Caffarone
Prosecution of Process Crimes: Thoughts and Trends

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Lawrence S. Spiegel & Joy Jankunas
Taming the Dragon: Avoiding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations in China

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Margaret E. Tahyar
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Glenn D. West & Sara G. Duran
Reassessing the "Consequences" of Consequential Damage Waivers in Acquisition Agreements

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Paul R. Berger & Erin W. Sheehy
The Globalization of SEC Enforcement Activities

White & Case LLP
George J. Terwilliger III
The Financial Crisis

Morrison & Foerster LLP
Sean Gates
The DOJ Section 2 Report: It All Depends on Your Priors

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Dorothy Auth, Andrew Chien & John Halski
Inter partes re-examination: What lies ahead?

Winston & Strawn LLP
Michael J. Friedman
UCC Article 4A: Displacing Common-Law Tort Claims

King & Spalding LLP
Jeffrey M. Stein & Parth S. Munshi
The Changing Role of the Lead Director

Proskauer Rose LLP
Elise Bloom & Ariane Buglione
Workplace Peace and Speech

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Wayne C. Matus & John E. Davis
Does Your Search Pass Judicial Scrutiny?

DLA Piper LLP (US)
Richard Hans
Ebb and Flow: the Changing Jurisdictional Ties of Global Litigation

Perkins Coie LLP
Stewart M. Landefeld, David F. Taylor & Rebecca H. Hoskins (with Special Contributions from Keith D. Grinstein)
Cost-Effective Improvements in Governance: Enhancing Communications Among Board Committees

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Stephen J. Newman & Matthew D. Moran
Cities Use Novel Tactics in Actions Against Subprime Lenders

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
Lisa Pearson
How Fluid Trade Marks Can Enhance Your Brand

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Sarah L. Reid & Robert W. Schumacher
Automatic Assignability of Claims: The Tension Between Federal and New York State Law

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman & Christopher E. Appel
Consumer Product Safety Reform Could Mean a Boon for Safety or a Boondoggie for Plaintiffs’ Lawyers: It’s Up to the CPSC, State AGs, the Courts, and You

Bowman and Brooke LLP
Ryan L. Nilsen & Michael R. Carey
Defending Lead-Containing Toy Lawsuits

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Christopher A. Harkins
Tesla, Marconi, And The Great Radio Controversy: Awarding Patent Damages Without Chilling a Defendant's incentive to Innovate

Downes, Hurst & Fishel LLP
Brad E. Bennett
Don’t be Caught Up a Creek Without a Paddle

Faegre & Benson LLP
William L. Killion
The Modern Myth of the Vulnerable Franchisee: the Case for a More Balanced View of the Franchisor- Franchisee Relationship

Finnigan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Ronald A. Bleeker & Michael V. O’Shaughnessy
One Year After MedImmune – The Impact On Patent Licensing & Negotiation

Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
John Carlin & Christopher Loh
Patent Exhaustion Revitalized?

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Richard O. Faulk & John S. Gray
Alchemy in the Courtroom? The Transmutation of Public Nuisance Litigation

Gordon & Rees LLP
John G. Browning
“Legally Speaking” series–“Lyrical Law,” “When Judges Get Cute,” and “For Better or Verse: Poetic Justices”

Jackson Walker LLP
Byron F. Egan
Choice of Entity After Margin Tax and Texas Business Organizations Code

Krieg DeVault LLP
Eric A. Manterfield
Estate Planning for Couples in a Second Marriage

Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, Chtd.

Christine E. Nicholas
Teach an Old UCC Dog New Tricks: An Overview of the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Marc S. Cornblatt & Bruce P. Merenstein
Charities and the Orphans’ Court

The 2009 Legal Writing Award Winners - Law School

Beasley School of Law, Temple University
Michelle Orloski
Preventing Gross Injury to Local Cultural Patrimony: A Proposal for State Regulation of Deaccessioning

Columbia Law School
Karen Lin
An Unintended Double Standard of Liability:  The Effect of the Westfall Act on the Alien Tort Claims Act

Cornell Law School
Michael Zuckerman
The Offshoring of American Government

Creighton University School of Law
Joseph A. Larson
Taming the Wild West: An Examination of Private Student Loan Consolidation Companies' Violations of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act by Using Trade Names and Logos That Closely Resemble Those Used by the United States Department of Education

George Mason University School of Law
Elizabeth Maher
When a Majority Does Not Rule:  How Supermajority Requirements on Voter Initiatives Distort Elections and Deny Equal Protection

Georgetown University Law Center
Sarah M. Tran
Rebuilding Our Power Without Procedural Safeguards: A Federal Response to the 2005 Hurricanes that Outlasted the "Emergency"

Seattle University School of Law
Peter A. Talevich
During and In Relation To: How the Ninth Circuit Rewrote a Statute in the Case of the Millennium Bomber

Stetson University College of Law
Elizabeth Wood
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006:  A Violation of the Criminal Defendant's Sixth Amendment Rights to Confrontation and Compulsory Process

The University of Oklahoma College of Law, Andrew M. Coats Hall

Ashleigh L. Boggs
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. v. Thompson: Interpretation of Oil and Gas Lease Habendum Clauses in Texas and Why Oklahoma Should Maintain Its Divergent Approach to Keep Leases Alive

University of Illinois College of Law
Gerald P. Meyer
Standing Out: A Commonsense Approach to Standing for False Advertising Suits Under Lanham Act Section 43 (A)

University of Iowa College of Law
Samuel Langholz
Fashioning a Constitutional Voter Identification Requirement

University of Michigan Law School
Benedict J. Schweigert
Now For a Clean Sweep!: Smiley v. Holm, Partisan Gerrymandering, and At-Large Congressional Elections

University of Minnesota Law Mondale Hall
Noreen E. Johnson
Blight and Its Discontents: Awarding Attorney's Fees to Property Owners in Redevelopment Actions

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Christopher DiPompeo
Federal Hate Crime Laws and United States v. Lopez

Vanderbilt University School of Law
Casey Fiesler
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Fandom:  How Existing Social Norms Can Help Shape the Next Generation of User-Generated Content

National Award Winners

The Book of the Year in Law
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Co-author
Author Bryan Garner
Co-author

Lifetime Reform In Law Award
Judith S. Kaye
Chief Justice, new York Court of Appeals (retired)

Inaugural Morrison & Foerster Regulatory Innovation Award
Sheila C. Bair
Chairman
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Lifetime Writing in Law and Entertainment Award
David E. Kelley
CEO of David E. Kelley Productions

Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education
Richard K. Newmann, Jr.
Professor of Law
Hofstra Law School

The 2009 ALA Award Winners

BEST LAW FIRM PROFILE:
Nixon Peabody LLP
Elizabeth Kennedy - ALA Member
"Health Care Transactions" - October 2008

BEST LAW FIRM NEWSLETTER:
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Angela Pinto - ALA Member
"Labor Letter" - February 2008

BEST LAW FIRM PUBLICATION:
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC
Lance Bonner - ALA Member
"Pro Te: Solutio" - April 2008

BEST LAW FIRM ADVERTISEMENT:
Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
Linda R. Lehmann - ALA Member
"Good People Make Great Lawyers." - January 2008

BEST LAW FIRM COMPENDIUM:
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Anna T. Pinedo, Partner and Amy M. Baumgardner, Of Counsel
"Financial Crisis Handbook" - November 2008

BEST LAW FIRM COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS:
This special award for the Tenth Anniversary program is given to a law firm for its extensive research and effective analysis of a subject area in the law.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Anthony Arbisi - ALA Member
"2009 Insights: Navigating Tumultuous Times" - December 2008

The 2009 Legends in the Law Award Winners

Stanley F. Baldwin. General Counsel- AMERIGROUP Corporation
Nominated by Williams Mullen

James J. Bender. General Counsel- The Williams Companies, Inc.
Nominated by Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C.

Bart J. Colli. General Counsel- ARAMARK Corporation
Nominated by Cozen O’Connor

Brackett B. Denniston III. General Counsel- General Electric Company
Nominated by Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

Michael Ettinger. General Counsel- Henry Schein, Inc.
Nominated by Proskauer Rose LLP

George J. Lykos. Chief Legal Officer- Bayer Corporation
Nominated by Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Charles W. Matthews. General Counsel- Exxon Mobil Corporation
Nominated by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Teri P. McClure. General Counsel- United Parcel Service, Inc.
Nominated by Morrison & Foerster LLP

Linda V. Tiano. General Counsel- Health Net, Inc.
Nominated by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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