White & Case Partner Ernest Patrikis (New York) has been named a recipient of a 2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Award from The Burton Awards, which recognize outstanding legal writing published in the prior year. White & Case has won a Burton Award every year since 2001, and remains the only firm to be recognized consistently for the past 15 years.
The Burton Awards is funded by the Burton Foundation, a non-profit, academic effort devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. Nominations are submitted by law firms and include exemplary articles that have been published by their lawyers during the past year. Only 35 winners are selected each year, all from the 1,000 largest law firms in the United States.
Patrikis was honored for his opinion piece "No, Don't 'Audit the Fed'" in the March 17, 2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal. In the article, Patrikis argued that an audit requested by then-pending legislation was unnecessary and represented an attempt by Congress to exert political pressure over the Federal Reserve System.
Patrikis advises global banking clients on a range of US regulatory issues, including implementation of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. He is a recognized authority on banking law and regulations, and has served on numerous committees of the City, State, and American Bar Associations. Patrikis regularly publishes articles and speaks at conferences, and is widely quoted in the press on banking and financial regulatory and related reform issues.