TDM paper wins Burton Award - The Burton Awards Announces the 2013 Best Law Firm Writers
17 April 2013
April 15th, 2015 - New York, New York: The finest law firm writers of 2013 have been announced by the Burton Awards, a non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress. The thirty winners were, once again, chosen from the nominations submitted by the nation's top 1,000 most prestigious and largest law firms.
One of the winners in the category "Best Law Firm Writers" is George Kahale III (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) with his TDM 7 (2012) paper "Is Investor State-Arbitration Broken?"
The fourteenth annual Burton Awards event will be held at the Library of Congress on June 3, 2013. The program was established to honor the greatest achievements in law. This year, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be presented with the "Contemporary Book of the Year in Law Award" during the awards ceremony. A pre-dinner reception, Gala and performance by Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams will follow.
The Academic Board, which reviewed articles published within the past year, was led by Virginia Wise, Harvard Law School; Anne E. Kringel, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Grace Tonner, University of California Law School at Irvine; Judge Ed Forstenzer, California's Superior Court (retired); and William Ryan, former Chair of the White House Plain Language Committee.
The Burton Awards Honorary Board of Directors includes: Judge Richard Posner, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; Judge Alex Kozinski, US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; Justice Carol A. Corrigan, California Supreme Court; Judge Judith S. Kaye, former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals; US Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (Pennsylvania); US Senator Michael F. Bennet (Colorado); US Senator John Cornyn (Texas); US Senator Mike Crapo (Idaho); US Congressman Spencer Bachus (Alabama); Thomas L. Sager, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for DuPont Legal; and Les Parrette, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Novelis Inc; Keith C. Wetmore, Chair Emeritus, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Sabine Curto, Senior Director of Administration, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Stephen R. Mysliwiec, Partner, DLA Piper; and Dennis Smith, Former Senator and Member of the Judiciary Committee, Missouri Legislature.
A complete overview of all 2013 winners is available at the Burton Awards website
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