White & Case partner Eric Grannon and associate Nicolle Kownacki of the Firm's Washington, DC office, won this year's Burton Award for Legal Achievement for their article "Are Antitrust Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude?," which appeared in the April 2012 issue of The Champion, a National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers publication. White & Case lawyers have now won the award 12 straight years, a winning record unmatched by any other law firm.
The article discusses whether violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act are actually crimes involving moral turpitude, concluding that they are not and questioning the United States Department of Justice’s use of this leverage.
Presented by a nonprofit group run in association with the US Library of Congress, the Burton Award is one of the legal profession’s most prestigious legal writing awards. Nominations are submitted by law firm managing partners and include exemplary articles that have been published during the past year. Out of the 1,000 largest law firms in the United States, only 30 winners are selected each year.