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BURTON AWARDS FOR LEGAL ACHIEVEMENT A number of D.C.-area attorneys received 2004 Burton Awards. The annual awards program recognizes excellence in legal writing. Christopher Corr, a partner at White & Case, won for his article “Self-Defeating,” which was published in The Deal. Raj Davé, of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s McLean, Va., office, won for his article “A Mathematical Approach to Claim Elements and the Doctrine of Equivalents,” which appeared in The Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Steven Feirman, a partner at Piper Rudnick, won for his article “The Legality of Rebates from Suppliers,” which ran in the Franchise Law Journal. Adam Lurie, an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, shared an award for an article he co-wrote entitled “White-Collar Crime: Obstruction of Justice Nexus Requirement Unclear in New Statutes,” which appeared in The New York Law Journal. John Oberdorfer, a partner at Patton Boggs, won for his article “The Nike Decision Treads on Dangerous Ground,” which ran in the Financial Times. Harry Rissetto, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, won for his article “Airline Bankruptcy and the Rejection of Labor Contracts,” which was published in the ABA Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Annual Report. Elizabeth Stotland Weiswasser, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and Scott Danzis, an associate at Covington & Burling, won for their article “The Hatch-Waxman Act: History, Structure and Legacy,” which appeared in the Antitrust Law Journal. The awards will be given out at a June 14 program at the Library of Congress. NATIONAL LEGAL CENTER FOR LAW IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The National Legal Center for the Public Interest has announced that Fred Fielding, senior partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding, and Richard Hauser, general counsel and chief legal officer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, have been elected chairman and president, respectively. The center is a public interest law and educational foundation. Fielding and Hauser assumed their positions April 20. — Bethany Broida Please send notices of D.C.-area honors or appointments to Bethany Broida at [email protected].

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