ARLINGTON, Va., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Specialized news and information publisher BNA is pleased to announce that nine Burton Awards for Legal Achievement have been awarded to lawyers from the nation's largest law firms for articles published in BNA Insights, the thought leadership platform for BNA's legal and business publications. The 2011 Burton Awards recognize exceptional work published in 2010, and BNA authors' awards represent almost one-third of the 30 writing awards. BNA authors also won nine Burton Awards last year.
"BNA values the writing of practicing attorneys and other experts to enhance the news and analysis provided by BNA journalists," said Michael Eisenstein, Vice President and Group Publisher, Legal & Business Publishing Group. "We created BNA Insights to provide our customers with incisive legal and business commentaries on challenging cutting edge issues important to both bench and bar. These articles are prominently featured in our new practice area Resource Centers and in BNA's industry-leading news publications."
The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement recognize the best in legal writing at the nation's 1,000 largest and most prestigious law firms. Nominations are submitted by managing partners at these firms, and submissions are judged by an Academic Board comprised of distinguished legal scholars from the nation's courts and top law schools. The 12th annual Burton Awards event will be held at the Library of Congress on June 13, 2011.
The BNA winners are:
"Panacea or Poison Pill? Making Sense of the New Biosimilars Law," by Wiley Rein LLP's James N. Czaban, Karin A. Hessler and Matthew J. Dowd, published in BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report on May 28, 2010.
"For Drug and Device Company Executives: A Heads Up," by Michael K. Loucks of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, published in BNA's Health Care Fraud Report on July 28, 2010.
"A Perfect Storm: Prosecutors' Increasing Focus on Individual Liability In the Drug and Device Sectors and the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine," by Michael A. Rogoff, Allen P. Waxman, and Paula Ramer of Kaye Scholer LLP, published in Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report on Nov. 19, 2010.
(The three healthcare articles above were also published on BNA's Health Law Resource Center.)
"ERISA Rights and Responsibilities," by John Vine of Covington & Burling LLP, ran in BNA Tax & Accounting's Compensation Planning Journal in September, 2010.
"New Plausibility Standard Impacts Pleading in Employee Benefits Cases," by Jonathan K. Youngwood and Hiral D. Mehta of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, was published in Pension & Benefits Daily on April 29, 2010.
"The Rise of False Patent Marking Suits," by S. Christian Platt and Jeffrey D. Comeau of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, was published in the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal on April 30, 2010.
"The Patent and Trademark Office Hosts the 2010 Business Method Partnership Meeting in the Wake of the Supreme Court's Decision in Bilski v. Kappos," by Andrew T. Spence of Alston & Bird LLP, ran in BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal on Oct. 1, 2010.
"Developing Airtight Confidentiality Agreements," by Roberta Jacobs-Meadway and Maria L. Petrillo of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, was published in the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal on Nov. 26, 2010.
"U.S. Authorities Possess Tools, Motivation to Continue to Push the Envelope in Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Crimes," by Daniel Levin of White & Case LLP, was published in BNA's White Collar Crime Report on May 21, 2010.
The full list of Burton Awards winners is available at http://www.burtonawards.com/applications.html.
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