Debevoise Receives a Burton Award for Legal Writing

15 April 2019

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been awarded a Burton Award for Legal Writing. The firm won a 2019 Distinguished Law Firm Award for the article “Long-Term Capital Management: A Retrospective,” written by of counsel Paul L. Lee.

Paul Lee is of counsel to the firm and former Chair of the firm’s Banking Group. Mr. Lee is ranked by Chambers Global (2018) as a Senior Statesman in Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory. Chambers USA (2017) ranks him as a Senior Statesman in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance). Mr. Lee is also recognized by The Legal 500 USA (2017) as a leading lawyer in Financial Services: Regulatory and as a member of The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Mr. Lee has also been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law by Best Lawyers New York City (2017) and as a Thought Leader for Banking by Who’s Who Legal 2017.

The Burton Awards, now in its twentieth 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. They are run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. Recipients were chosen from the nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 largest law firms.

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