June 12, 2006
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is pleased to announce that partner Douglas Koff and associates Benjamin Kraus and Nathan Bull are recipients of the 2006 Burton Award for Legal Writing for their article “Courts at Odds on Subpoena Power of Arbitrators,” which was published in the December 5, 2005 issue of New York Law Journal.
“This prestigious honor, one which Cadwalader attorneys have repeatedly garnered, evidences the emphasis we place on training our lawyers to write clearly and confirms their commitment to producing quality written materials for all of our audiences,” stated Robert O. Link, Jr., Chairman and Managing Partner of Cadwalader. “We are very proud of our winners and congratulate all of tonight’s honorees.”
Established in 1999 and run in association with the Library of Congress and its Law Library, the Burton Awards Program recognizes practitioners and law students who use plain, clear, and effective language. The Foundation and awards program was founded by William C. Burton, author of Burton’s Legal Thesaurus. The awards will be presented on June 12 in a ceremony in Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress.
Douglas I. Koff is a partner in the Litigation Department in Cadwalader’s New York office. He concentrates his practice on regulatory, civil and white collar matters in the financial services industry as well as corporate internal investigations. He has defended major financial institutions and corporate executives in high-profile inquiries by civil and criminal government authorities, as well as self-regulatory organizations. Benjamin Kraus and Nathan Bull, litigation associates resident in New York, both work on securities and commodities-related litigation, white collar matters and government and regulatory investigations.
Cadwalader’s two-year representation was spearheaded by Trial Practice Chair Sean F. O’Shea.
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