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Debevoise Receives Two Burton Awards For Legal Writing
June 13, 2007

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been awarded two Burton Awards for Legal Writing. Partner David H. Bernstein received the Burton Award for the article "A Stronger Solution" that discussed how the Trademark Dilution Revision Act will fortify the protection of famous trademarks. The firm was also a co-winner of the 2007 Best Law Firm Compendium Award for The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report, edited by partner Franci J. Blassberg. Only 30 awards each year are presented for legal writing by the Burton Foundation.

David H. Bernstein is a litigation partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on a wide range of intellectual property and unfair competition matters. He also is Counsel to the International Trademark Association (INTA) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. Legal 500: United States (2007) notes Mr. Bernstein is uniformly admired as an "exceptional talent" and "one of the best IP litigators around" valued for his "legal aptitude" as well as his "strategic counsel."

The Private Equity Primer is a compendium of articles previously published in the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report that have been updated to reflect the current marketplace. The Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report, which is also edited by Franci J. Blassberg, Co-Chair of Debevoise’s Private Equity Group, focuses on the ways in which legal and market developments impact private equity firms and their investors in their fundraising, investing, acquisitions, financing and monetization activities.

The Burton Awards, now in its eighth year, was founded to reward legal authors and promote the refinement of legal writing and plain language. The Awards are funded by the Burton Foundation which is a not for profit, academic effort. It is devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm, representing a wide range of clients around the world. Founded in 1931, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm now has over 650 lawyers, including more than 135 lawyers in Europe.



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