Partners Givonna St. Clair Long and Randall Lehner Win 2017 Burton Award for Achievement in Legal Writing
March 22, 2017
Litigation partners Givonna St. Clair Long and Randy Lehner have been selected as winners of the 2017 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, which honors excellence in legal writing. The winning submission, "Top 11 Strategies for Avoiding Director and Officer Liability for Negligent, Unsafe, and Unsound Lending Practices,” was published in The Banking Law Journal in October 2016.

Taking lessons from the most recent financial crisis, the article recommends key strategies that directors and officers of financial institutions should use in order to manage risks in the lending process and avoid liability claims while balancing the needs of their business and customers. 

Law360 general manager Scott Roberts said, “Clear, compelling writing is an essential tool for all lawyers. Law360 is proud to be associated with these awards, which recognize the best of the best writers in the legal profession. We salute all of the winners and commend them on demonstrating these talents and sustaining such high standards of written excellence.”

The 2017 honor was given to only 25 articles, selected from entries submitted by the country's 1,000 most prestigious largest law firms. The Burton Awards, a non-profit program run in association with the Library of Congress, is sponsored by Law360 and the American Bar Association. The awards ceremony will be held at the Library of Congress on May 22, 2017. The evening will feature a performance by comedian and impressionist Darrell Hammond. This year, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will receive the “Book of the Year in Law Award” for her work, “My Own Words.”

For more information on the Burton Awards, click here.
 
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