Monday, April 30, 2012

Burton Awards

The Burton Awards recognize outstanding achievement in legal writing and its teaching.  The next Burton Awards will be given out on June 11, 2012 in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress. The event will include a performance by Bernadette Peters and an award presentaiton to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, who will receive a Book of the Year Award.

Among the other winners to be recognized for Legal Achievement in Writing are two practitioners in international arbitration.  Claudia Salomon and J.P. Duffy are partners in the International Arbitration practice at DLA Piper.  They are being recognized for their article “Enforcement Begins When the Arbitration Clause is Drafted,” which was published in volume 22 of the American Review of International Arbitration.

Claudia Salomon is a leading practitioner in significant investor treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration cases. Global Arbitration Review named her among the world’s top 30 women in international arbitration and among its “45 under 45” in international arbitration. She was also recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and by Best Lawyers in America for commercial international arbitration.  And in the competitive field of Burton Awards, she's a two-fer.  In 2005, she won a Burton Award for Legal Writing Excellence for an article that analyzed the major international arbitration rules.

J.P. Duffy has extensive experience formulating global dispute resolution strategies for clients facing multi-jurisdictional international disputes. He has represented clients across a range of industries in international arbitrations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as before the US state and federal courts. 

Congratulations to Claudia Solomon and J.P. Duffy on their awards.  To see the full list of award recipients (or at least those of the names released so far), click here. 

Hat tips to Rhonda Walker and Karin Mika.


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