The 2013 Legends in Law Winners

The selection of the 2013 Legends in Law winners was made based on the following criteria: reputation in both the legal profession and as a proven authority in a specialized area of law; background and experience; complexity and scope of matters handled; global or national importance of issues confronted; creativity; uniqueness of new approaches adopted; proven leadership; and professionalism.

The following are the 2013 Legends in Law winners:

Denise F. Keane, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Altria Group, Inc.
Nominated by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Betty A. Whelchel, General Counsel
BNP Paribas
Nominated by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Daniel Troy, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Nominated by Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Eric G. Klein, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Kyocera International, Inc.
Nominated by Morrison & Foerster LLP

J. Michael Wilder, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Nominated by Frost Brown Todd LLC

Edward A. "Ed" Ryan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Marriott International, Inc.
Nominated by Jenner & Block LLP

D. Cameron Findlay, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Medtronic, Inc.
Nominated by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Felix R. Ehrat, PhD, Group General Counsel
Novartis International AG
Nominated by Kaye Scholer LLP

Brian Eduardo Cabrera, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Synopsys, Inc.
Nominated by Sidley Austin LLP

Shari H. Wolkon, Managing Director and General Counsel
Thomas H. Lee Partners
Nominated by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education Award

Mary Lawrence, Professor Emerita, University of Oregon School of Law

2013 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards

This award is presented to authors who have written outstanding articles which are clear, concise, and comprehensive.

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Article Title

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Steven R. Ross
Raphael A. Prober
Tom Moyer

Preserving Privacy Inside the Beltway

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Michael Downey

Ethical Rules for Litigating in the Court of Public Opinion

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Lynn Sessions
Theodore J. Kobus III

The Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Edward L. Strohbehn Jr.
Michael S. McDonough (Currently, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP)
William J. Squires III

Allocating Environmental Risks And Liabilities In Commercial Transactions

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Jeffery A. Handelman

Stretching Trademark Laws to Protect Product Design and Packaging

Bryan Cave LLP

Scott Killingsworth

Modeling the Message: Communicating Compliance Through Organizational Values and Culture

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Adam S. Lurie
Daniel J. Mulcahy
Dean C. Berry
Mark P. Howe

FATCA May Open Pandora’s Box of Civil and Criminal Tax Liability

Covington & Burling LLP

David L. Kornblau
Jonathan M. Sperling
Allison Lurton (Currently, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Futures Industry Association)

Market Manipulation and Algorithmic Trading: The Next Wave of Regulatory Enforcement?

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Roger G. Brooks

Licensing and Litigation Under the RAND Umbrella

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

George Kahale III

Is Investor State-Arbitration Broken?

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Ronan P. Harty
Jesse Solomon
Howard Shelanski (Currently, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Economics)

Merger Enforcement Across Political Administrations in the United States

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Paul L. Lee

The Source-of-Strength Doctrine: Revered and Revisited Part I and Part II

Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Mark Thronson

Avoiding the 'Murky Swamp': Patent-Eligibility After MySpace and CLS Bank

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Ronald S. Borod

Belling the Cat: Taming the Securitization Beast Without Killing It

Husch Blackwell LLP

David Steefel
Christopher Brady

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Jenner & Block LLP

Gabriel A. Fuentes

Toward a More Critical Application of Daubert in Criminal Cases: Fingerprint Opinion Testimony After the National Academy of Sciences Report

Kaye Scholer LLP

Joel Moser

Money Matters: US Oil & Gas Infrastructure Investment Comes of Age

Littler Mendelson

Philip Gordon
Lauren Woon

Re-thinking and Rejecting Social Media "Password Protection" Legislation

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Barbara Mendelson
David Kaufman

Learning Curve: CFTC Guidance on Extraterritoriality

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Stanton Lovenworth

The New Biosimilar Era: The Basics, the Landscape, and the Future

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Frederick A. Brodie
Bruce A. Ericson

Five Tips for Avoiding Settlement Traps

Proskauer Rose LLP

Elise M. Bloom
John P. Barry

Can An Employee Steal Social Media Influence?

Pryor Cashman LLP

James R. Klaiber
Leighton E. Dellinger

Limiting E-Discovery in Intellectual Property Litigation: The International Trade Commission Follows a Warmly Welcomed Trend

Pullman & Comley LLC

Christopher P. McCormack

The ASTM Standard Practice for Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PC

Kollin J. Zimmermann

A Critical Analysis of the Competing Bases of Liability for Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Nathan Greene
Robert Treuhold

JOBS Act: SEC Proposal Would Dramatically Expand Marketing Options in Regulation D and Rule 144A Private Placements

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

John H. Beisner
Geoffrey M. Wyatt

Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes: A Year of Substantial Influence

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

H. Rodgin Cohen
Glen T. Schleyer

Shareholder vs. Director Control Over Social Policy Matters: Conflicting Trends in Corporate Governance

White & Case LLP

Eric Grannon
Nicolle Kownacki

Are Antitrust Violations Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?

Wiley Rein LLP

Kathryn Bucher
Jim Slattery
Daniel P. Graham
Kate McDonald

Supreme Court Affirms Opportunities and Uncertainties for Health Care Contractors

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Article Title

Brooklyn Law School Adam B. Horowitz Giving Battered Immigrant Fiancées a Way Out of Abusive Relationships - Proposed Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act
Columbia Law School J. Matthew Schmitten Antitrust’s Single-Entity Doctrine: A Formalistic Approach for a Formalistic Rule
George Mason University School of Law Raven Merlau The State Giveth and the State Taketh: Constitutional Pension Protections and the Retroactive Removal of Public Pension Tax Exemptions
Georgetown Law David A. Schnitzer Into Justice Jackson’s Twilight: A Constitutional and Historical Analysis of Treaty Termination
Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law Elise S. Dunton Same Sex, Different Rights: Amending U.S. Immigration Law to Recognize Same-Sex Partners of Refugees and Asylees
Howard University School of Law Maria-Daniel Asturias Burden Shifting and Faulty Assumptions: The Impact of Horne v. Flores on State Obligations to Adolescent ELLs Under the EEOA
Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University Noah Litton The Road to Better Redistricting: Empirical Analysis and State-Based Reforms to Counter Partisan Gerrymandering
Northwestern University Law School Timothy Fry Prosecutorial Training Wheels: Ginsburg's Connick v. Thompson Dissent and the Training Imperative
Syracuse University College of Law Zachary T. West Young Fella, If You’re Looking for Trouble I’ll Accommodate You: Deputizing Private Companies for the Use of Hackback
Temple University Beasley School of Law Laura A. Adams Reconsidering Spoliation Doctrine Through the Lens of Tort Law
University of Arkansas School of Law T.W. Brown An Argument for Easing Felony Expungement in Arkansas
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law Amanda Harris Surpassing Sentencing:  The Controversial Next Step in Confrontation Clause Jurisprudence
University of Pennsylvania Law School Jennifer Berman Padilla v. Kentucky: Overcoming Teagues's "Watershed" Exception to Non-Retroactivity 
Vanderbilt Law School Marcy Nicks Moody WARNING: MAY CAUSE WARMING  Potential Trade Challenges to Private Environmental Labels
William & Mary Law School Garrett D. Trego We Didn’t Start the Fire…And We Won’t Pay to Stop It: Financing Wildfire Management in America’s Wildland-Urban Interface

The 2013 ALA Award Winners

Outstanding Authoritative Book by a Partner in a Law Firm
Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public, Second Edition
David Westenberg

Best Law Firm Advertisement
A to Z Advertisement
Abby Ewing
David, Goodman & Madole

Best Law Firm Compendium
Dodd-Frank at 2
Charles Horn & Oliver Ireland
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Best Law Firm Newsletter
FCPA Update
Paul R. Berger, Sean Hecker, Andrew M. Levine, Bruce E. Yannett and Steven S. Michaels
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Best Law Firm Publication
Pro Bono to Live By
Jan Easterling
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Best Law Firm Website
David R. Sugden
Call & Jensen, APC

The 2013 Public Service Award Winners

The Public Service Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and integrity and has been employed in the executive branch of government at any time over the last ten years.

Brad J. Kieserman
Chief Counsel
Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Department of Homeland Security

Francine Kerner
Chief Counsel
Transportation Security Administration, United States Department of Homeland Security (TSA)

Major Jaclyn C. Grieser
Initial Special Victim's Prosecutor
Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army

The 2013 Public Interest Award Winner

The Public Interest Award is presented to an individual who serves as general counsel in one of America's corporations and, on a pro bono basis, has made a significant contribution or has had a significant impact on the public interest.

Timothy R. Baer
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Target Corp.

2013 Morrison & Foerster Regulatory Innovation Award

Through the Burton Foundation, Morrison & Foerster has established the Regulatory Innovation Award to honor an academic or non-elected public official whose innovative ideas have made a significant contribution to the discourse on regulatory reform in the arena of corporate governance, securities, capital markets or financial institutions.

The 2013 winner of the Morrison & Foerster Regulatory Innovation Award is Raghuram G. Rajan, the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

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