February 26, 2018

Jenner & Block Partners Reid J. Schar and Wade A. Thomson and Associate E.K. McWilliams will receive a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.

The article for which they are being recognized, titled “New Horizons and High Stakes: Money Laundering through Skill-Based Gaming,” is among 25 winners chosen from nominations submitted by 1,000 of the United States’ most prestigious and largest law firms.  It was published in the December 2017 edition of the American Bar Association’s Commercial & Business Litigation Committee Newsletter.

The Burton Awards is a nonprofit national awards program that was established in 1999 to recognize and reward excellence in the legal profession.  Run in association with the Library of Congress, the awards are presented by Law360, the lead sponsor, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association.

The Academic Board that reviewed the nominated articles included professors from Harvard, Stanford and UC Berkeley law schools; a retired California Superior Court judge; a former chair of the White House Plain Language Committee; and William Burton, author and founder of the program.

Law360 is proud to be associated with these awards, which recognize the best of the best writers in the legal profession,” said Law360 General Manager Scott Roberts in a press release.

The award ceremony will be held at the Library of Congress on May 21, 2018.