The 2012 Legal Writing Award Winners - Law Firm

This award is presented to partners and counsel in law firms who have written outstanding articles which are clear, concise, and comprehensive. An article published during the preceding year is submitted for consideration at no fee or cost. One author or co-author must be a partner at the firm at the date the article was written and the subject of the article can be devoted to any legal topic. The article may have appeared in any publication, whether written for lawyers or for consumers.

Law Firm


Article Title

Bowman and Brooke LLP

Richard H. Willis

'Ten Commandments of Cross Examination' get a much-needed revision

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Mary M. Squyres

The New gTLDs

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Steven E. Bizar
Allison Khaskelis

Wal-Mart v. Dukes: A Non-Event for Antitrust Defendants

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Bradley J. Bondi
Michael E. Horowitz
Bret A. Campbell

SEC Launches FCPA Probe of Financial Services Industry's Interactions with Sovereign Wealth Funds

Covington & Burling LLP

Richard Shea
Robert Newman
Katherine Mineka

Hybrid Plans at the Crossroads: Will Treasury and IRS Allow Them to Be Defined Benefit Plans

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Linda Chatman Thomsen

Enron: 10 Years Later

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Claudia T. Salomon J.P. Duffy

Enforcement Begins When the Arbitration Clause is Drafted

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Joseph Price
Jennifer Y. Dukart
Denise Kettelberger
Bridget Ahmann

Product Liability Biologics and Biosimilars

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

Tim Coleman
Paul Lomas
Mia Havel

Bribery and Corruption Compliance: the Playing Field Levels

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Richard O. Faulk
John S. Gray

Public Nuisance at the Crossroads: Policing the Intersection Between Statutory Primacy and Common Law

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Michael Farhang
James Zelenay

Handling Internal Investigations in the Executive Compensation Area

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Greta Cowart

Standing at the Crossroads of ERISA and the Railway Labor Act: Choosing the Right Track and Avoiding Collateral Damage

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Peter R. Jarvis
Katie M. Lachter

Civility: The Ultimate Legal Weapon?

Hunton & Williams LLP

Peter G. Weinstock

Acquisitions of Failed Banks Present Risk and Opportunity

Jenner & Block

Peter B. Pope

Prosecutorial Investigation Standards: Guidance Through the Thorny Thicket That Precedes Charging

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Steven P. Solow
Anne M. Carpenter

The State of Environmental Crime Enforcement: A Survey of Developments in 2010

King & Spalding

Suzanne L. Rab

Keeping up with the competition

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

John G. Browning

Digging for the Digital Dirt: Discovery and Use of Evidence from Social Media Sites

Linklaters LLP

Jean-Philipe Brisson
Stanford A. Renas
Daniel Firger

California's Cap-and-Trade Regulations: Design Elements and Outstanding Issues

Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP

James Duffy O'Connor

What Every Court Should Know About Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction

Miller Canfield

Mark J. Bennett
David J. Freeman (Paul Hastings LLP)
Anthony Buonicore (Building Energy Performance Assessment News and Chairman of the ASTM Building Energy Performance Task Group)

New ASTM Standard May Serve as Safe Harbor for Emerging Building Energy Labeling, Transactional Disclosure, and Benchmarking Regulations

Morrison & Foerster LLP

David Meyer
Joshua Hartman

Merger Enforcement Two Years Later: What Clues Does the Obama Administration's Record Hold for the Years Ahead

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Matthew Close

Securities Litigation Against Chinese Companies: Next Stop Canada?

Paul Hastings LLP

Richard Farley

A Loan By Any Other Name

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Scott E. Landau
Bradley E. Benedict

Maintaining Employee Privacy Across Jurisdictions

Proskauer Rose LLP

Nancy Sher Cohen
Steven Gilford
Marc Rosenthal

The Global Impact of Japan's Disasters

Ropes & Gray LLP

Mark Popofsky
Anthony Biagioli

The Sherman Act's Criminal Extraterritorial Reach: Unresolved Questions Raised By United States v. AU Optronics Corp.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

John M. Barkett

Skinner, Matrixx, Souter & Posner: Twombly & Iqbal Revisited

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Michael D. Kibler
Sarah Luppen

Protecting the Jury Process from Ubiquitous Social Media

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

George A. Zimmerman
Mark A. McDermott

Chapter 11 Litigation After "Stern v. Marshall"

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov

Has Dukes Killed Medical Monitoring?

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

David P. Hariton

The Frame Game: How Defining The "Transaction" Decides The Case

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Glenn D. West
Natalie Smeltzer

Protecting the Integrity of the Entity-Specific Contract: The "No Recourse Against Others" Clause -- Missing or Ineffective Boilerplate?

White & Case LLP

Matthew Miner

It's Time to Fix Our Sentencing Laws

Winston & Strawn LLP

Larry Kiern

Liability, Compensation, and Financial Responsibility Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990: A Review of the Second Decade

The 2012 Legal Writing Award Winners - Law School

Law Firm


Article Title

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Kaitlyn Redfield-Ortiz

Government by the People for the People? Representative Democracy, Direct Democracy, and the Unfinished Struggle for Gay Civil Rights

Brooklyn Law School

Zachary D. Kuperman

Cutting the Baby in Half: an Economic Critique of Indivisible Resource Partition

Columbia Law School

Michelle Nicole Diamond

Legal Triage for Health Reform: The Conflict Between the ACA and EMTALA

Duke University School of Law

Bryan Leitch

Where Law Meets Politics: Freedom of Contract, Federalism, and the Fight Over Health Care

Emory University School of Law

Shaira Nanwani

The Burqa Ban: An Unreasonable Limitation on Religious Freedom or a Justifiable Restriction?

Fordham University School of Law

Anthony C. Piccirillo

Sisyphus Meets Icarus: The Jurisdictional and Comity Limits of Post-Satisfaction Anti-Foreign-Suit Injuctions

George Mason University School of Law

Sean Clerget

Timing is of the Essence: Reviving the Neutral Law of General Applicability Standard and Applying it to Restrictions Against Religious Face Coverings Worn While Testifying in Court

Georgetown Law Center

Aaron Cooper

Sidestepping Chevron: Reframing Agency Deference for an Era of Private Governance

Southwestern Law School

Mark Velez

AIDS/HIV + Inmates: A New Standard to House Infected Inmates Based on Objective, Proactive Criteria That Balances the Needs of the Infected

Temple University Beasley School of Law

Michael Dillon

Water Scarcity and Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania: Examining the Potential for Pennsylvania Water Law to Adequately Manage Potential Water Shortage Issues Presented by Natural Gas Operations in the Marcellus Shale

University of Iowa

Walter S. Gindin

(Potentially) Resolving the Ever-Present Debate over Whether Noncitizens in Removal Proceedings Have a Due-Process Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Rachel Simmonsen

Legislating After Janice M.: The Constitutionality of Recognizing De Facto Parenthood in Maryland

University of Minnesota Law - Mondale Hall

Phillip Walters

"Would a Cop Do this?": Ending the Practice of Sexual Sampling in Prostitution Stings

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Helen Eisner

Disabled, Defenseless, and Still Deportable: Why Deportation Without Representation Undermines Due Process Rights of Mentally Disabled Immigrants

Vermont Law School

Garrett Chrostek

A Critique of Vermont's Right-To-Farm Law and Proposals for Better Protecting the State's Agricultural Future

The 2012 ALA Award Winners

Best Law Firm Encyclopedic Handbook
Bailey Cavalieri LLC
Liability of Corporate Officers and Directors

Outstanding Authoritative Book by a Partner in a Law Firm
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Reflections on Dodd-Frank: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Best Law Firm Advertisement
Morrison & Foerster
Innovation Nation

Best Law Firm Compendium
Kaye Scholer LLP
Antitrust Deskbook

Best Law Firm Newsletter
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
MediaLaw Monitor

Best Law Firm Profile
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Cadwalader Principle

Best Law Firm Publication
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Fulbright's 8th Annual Litigation Trends Survey Report

The 2012 Legends in Law Winners

Les Parrette, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Compliance Officer
Novelis, Inc.
Nominated by Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Amy Schulman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Pfizer Inc.
Nominated by Kaye Scholer LLP

Marschall I. Smith, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
3M Company
Nominated by Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Maria Pasquale, : Senior Vice President, Legal and Deputy General Counsel
Celgene Corporation
Nominated by Morrison & Foerster LLP

James M. Strother, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Wells Fargo & Company
Nominated by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Susan L. Blount, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Nominated by Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education Award

Tina L. Stark, Professor of the Practice of Law, Boston University School of Law

The 2012 Public Service Award Winners

Eric Fygi
Deputy General Counsel
United States Department of Energy

The 2012 Public Interest Award Winner

Janet Dhillon
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc.

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