2024 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award – Law Firm Winners Announced!

The Burton Awards is pleased to award the law firm winners of the “Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards.” The winners were chosen from nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 largest law firms.

The following law firm authors are Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award Winners:


Akerman LLP Montoya M. Ho-Sang, LaKeisha C. Marsh, Sommer Sharpe What You Need to Know About Brand Protection in NIL Deals
Amundsen Davis LLC Molly Arranz and Sofia Valdivia “Pixels” and “Cookies,” Charming Terms for Tracking Technology, Can Lead to Ugly Data Privacy Headaches
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Brian R. Iverson Give Me a Break: Regulating Communications Between Attorneys and Their
Witness-Clients During Deposition Recesses
Butler Snow LLP Christopher S. Berdy The Nuremberg Trials: A Story for Trial Lawyers
Crowell & Moring LLP Jason Crawford, Olivia Lynch, Brian Tully McLaughlin No End In Sight For Pandemic Relief Fraud Enforcement
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP David L. Portilla The March 2023 Banking Sector Turmoil: Policy Considerations for the Regulation of Large Banking Organizations
Dykema, Law Offices of Perry Israel, Maynard Nexsen, Squire Patton Boggs Ann D. Fillingham, Perry Israel, Sandy MacLennan, Joseph “Jodie” Smith Municipal Market Evolution Reflecting the Constitutional Underpinnings of the Law of Public Finance
Fennemore Ryan Curtis and Kristi L. Hill Secure Act 2.0 – New and Enhanced Retirement Tools
Fenwick Zach Harned, Vejay Lalla, and Adine Mitrani AI Considerations for Parties in the Creator Economy
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP Jacob Daly Reforming the Law of Premises Liability
Jackson Lewis P.C. Justin R. Barnes, Jeffrey W. Brecher, David T. Wiley Wage & Hour Developments: A Year in Review
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Ioana Gorecki, Whitney M. Smith, Katherine White Customer Service Chatbots: What You Need To Know
McGlinchey Stafford Douglas Charnas, Heidi Urness, Lauren N. Ybarra Ohio Appellate Decision Tackles Excluded Coverage for Marijuana Use
Moses Singer Devika Kewalramani and Stephanie M. Smith Privilege, Email and the Case of the Careless Click
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Megan Gao and Brette Tannenbaum FTC Faces Criticism of Non-Compete Clause Rule, Prepares for Legal Challenges
Reed Smith J.P. Duffy The Rise of Emergency Arbitration in Life Sciences Disputes
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Andy Dietderich The Zone of Safety: How to be an Active and Confident Director During Financial Distress
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP Benton Lewis, Christopher Machera, and Samantha Anne Patel The Rise of Private Credit & Its Impact on Acquisition Dynamics
White & Case LLP Glen Cuccinello, Chanté Eliaszadeh, Douglas Landy A New “Operation Choke Point”? The Quickly Constricting Rules on Crypto Activities for Banks
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Soumya Dayananda and Timothy Heaphy Inside the January 6th Committee


The Academic Board, which reviewed articles published within the past year, was led by Virginia Wise, Chair, formerly of Harvard Law School; Kristen K. Tiscione, Georgetown Law Center; Lindsay Sturges Saffouri, UC Berkeley School of Law; William C. Burton, Founder and Chair of the event; and William Ryan, former member of the Department of Homeland Security and Chair of the White House Plain Language Committee.

William Burton, Founder and Chair of the awards program, said “The recipients are truly exemplary, skillful, and effective writers. The highest standard of excellence in legal writing.”