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Jane Lewis-Raymond Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

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  • February 26, 2019

Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Jane Lewis-Raymond has won a Burton Award, which is the legal profession’s equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize for writing. Jane won along with Karen S. Haller, chief legal officer at Southwest Gas Holdings, for their 2018 article in the leading publication for in-house counsel worldwide: ACC Docket.

The Burton Awards are a national nonprofit program run in association with the Library of Congress and sponsored by the American Bar Association and Law360. The award within the program that Jane and Karen won is the Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award. Jane, Karen, and the other winners were chosen from the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms.

In their winning article, Jane and Karen explained how companies can design and implement risk assessments to help shift their compliance culture. They described the imperative for risk assessments and the importance of tone at the top, middle, and frontline. They also detailed concrete tips for conducting risk assessments and using them as tools that contribute to an organization's culture. You can find the full article here.

Jane and Karen will be honored at the Burton Awards’ 20th Anniversary Program on May 20 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. You can learn more about the Burton Awards here.

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