Partners David Rivkin and Lee Casey received the 2011 Distinguished Law Firm Writing Award from the Burton Foundation for Legal Achievement, in association with the Library of Congress.
The award honors partners and counsel in law firms who have written outstanding published articles in law. The writing award recognizes, “clear, concise, and comprehensive writing in place of stilted, archaic legalese.” Rivkin and Lee’s article submission, “Why the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy is doomed” appeared in The Washington Post. Rivkin and Casey are prolific writers, having published numerous articles in various publications, including The Wall Street Journal.
The June 13 awards ceremony featured Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and invited guests included many of America’s managing partners and partners of the largest law firms in America, law school deans and professors from across the nation.
The Burton Foundation is a nonprofit cultural and academic organization devoted to further promoting the performance and stature of the legal profession.