Washington DC Super Lawyers has recognized Wiley Rein Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley and Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice Chair H. Jason Gold as two of the District's "Top 100" lawyers. Laura A. Foggan, chair of Wiley Rein Insurance Appellate Group, was named one of the "Top 50" women lawyers in the District. A total of 22 partners were include in the 2011 DC "Super Lawyers." The recognized attorneys represent 11 areas of the law, a reflection of the breadth of Wiley Rein's wide-ranging practice.
Included on the list are Rand L. Allen (Government Contracts); Richard J. Bodorff (Communications); Thomas W. Brunner (Antitrust Litigation); James N. Czaban (FDA); Laura A. Foggan (Insurance Coverage); H. Jason Gold (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); Bruce G. Joseph (Intellectual Property); Paul F. Khoury (Government Contracts); Kathleen A. Kirby (First Amendment); Alexander M. Laughlin (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); Andrew G. McBride (Communications); Valerie P. Morrison (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); Robert L. Pettit (Communications); Bert W. Rein (Antitrust Litigation); Henry M. Rivera (Communications); R. Michael Senkowski (Communications); Daniel J. Standish (Insurance Coverage); David H. Topol (Insurance Coverage); Charles Owen Verrill, Jr. (International); Helgi C. Walker (Appellate); James H. Wallace, Jr. (Intellectual Property Litigation); and Richard E. Wiley (First Amendment).
Only five percent of Washington, DC-area lawyers are named to the "Super Lawyer" list after a process that includes peer nominations and evaluations, as well as third-party research.
James N. Czaban, chair of Wiley Rein's Food & Drug and Product Safety Practice, has been named a recipient of a 2011 Burton Legal Writing Award for his article, "Panacea or Poison Pill: Making Sense of the New Biosimilars Law." Wiley Rein associates Karin A. Hessler and Matthew J. Dowd co-authored the article with Mr. Czaban which was originally published in BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report in May 2010.
Dedicated to "rewarding excellence, encouraging perfection, and defining the standards for others to follow," the Burton Awards are given annually to attorneys who demonstrate "effective legal writing" that uses "plain, clear and concise language," while avoiding "archaic, stilted legalese."
The award will be presented to this year's 30 winners on June 13, 2011 in a ceremony at the Library of Congress.