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Burton Awards Program Honors Duane Morris for Legal Writing

May 2007

Burton Awards Program Honors Duane Morris for Legal Writing

May 2007

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Duane Morris is pleased to announce that it is a winner of two prestigious Burton Awards for legal writing. The Burton Awards Program, in association with the Library of Congress and its Law Library, has selected two published works by Duane Morris attorneys for this honor: Risk and Recovery 2006 - Developments in Business Bankruptcy and Commercial Finance Law and Handbook of Insurance Coverage, 13th Edition.

The Burton Awards named Risk and Recovery 2006 a co-winner of the ALA Best Law Firm Compendium Award. Risk and Recovery is an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of recent developments in business reorganization and commercial finance law. Now in its 25th edition, the compendium was developed by the Duane Morris Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group and covers international, insurance, tax, securities and litigation issues in a bankruptcy context. 

In addition, Duane Morris of counsel Tom Newman's Handbook of Insurance Coverage, 13th Edition, which he co-authored with Barry Ostrager of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, was selected for a Law Firm Award. Only 30 law firms were chosen for these awards out of the nation's 1,000 largest law firms. Handbook of Insurance Coverage, which has been cited as authority by the U.S. Supreme Court, provides up-to-date comprehensive information, analysis and commentary on more than 250 important decisions that have affected insurance law in many jurisdictions.

The Burton Awards will be presented at a gala reception and dinner in the Coolidge Auditorium and the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on June 4 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about the Burton Awards, please visit the Burton Foundation's Web site at

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