Amanda Major Wins Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

Amanda Major Wins Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

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Partner Amanda Major and Jonathan Uffelman, a former WilmerHale associate, have been honored with the Burton Foundation’s 2015 Burton Award for Legal Writing. They received this award in recognition of their article, “A Practitioner's Guide to Post-Octane Fitness Decisions: The New Landscape of Section 285 Attorney Fees,” which published in the December 12, 2014 issue of BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.

Winners of the Distinguished Law Firm Writing Awards were chosen from the nation's 1,000 largest law firms for demonstrating clarity, knowledge and innovation in their published legal articles. The Burton Foundation was established in 1999 and recognizes effective legal writing and the use of clear, concise language. The awards program is designed to reward major achievements in the law, ranging from literary awards to the greatest reform in law. The awards are selected by professors from Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School, among others.