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Covington Lawyers Receive Burton Award for Outstanding Legal Writing

April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2015 — Covington & Burling’s Simon Frankel and Ethan Forrest have been named recipients of the “2015 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement.” Their article, “Why Should That Matter?’’ The Potentially Dramatic Copyright Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision won in the legal writing for law firms category. The article, originally published in Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal on December 12, 2014, is available here.

The Burton Awards are presented annually to lawyers who have written “outstanding articles which are clear, concise, and comprehensive.” Burton judges select 35 articles nominated by the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms.

Mr. Frankel is a partner in Covington’s San Francisco office and chair of the firm’s intellectual property rights practice group. Mr. Forrest, also in San Francisco, is an associate in the firm’s intellectual property rights and litigation practice groups.

The awards ceremony will be held on June 15, 2015 at the Library of Congress.

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