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February 27, 2020

Three Health Lawyer Articles Win National Award!

Three Health Lawyer Articles Win National Award!

Three Health Lawyer articles have won the coveted annual Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for 2020. The articles and their authors are:

1.   Libby Baney, with Faegre Baker Daniels, Washington, DC and Niamh Lewis, with Circle 3 Law LLC, Lake Oswego, OR, who wrote Internet Pharmacies: Trends, Opportunities and Risks, which ran in the June 2019 issue;

2.   Donald Romano, with Foley & Lardner, LLP, Washington, DC, who wrote Unlawful, Unfair and Unwise: Constitutional and Rulemaking Infirmities in CMS’ Enrollment Revocation Regulations and How to Challenge Them, which ran in the August 2019 issue;

3.   Kimberly Gold, with Reed Smith, LLP, New York, NY and Marla Neufeld, with Greenspoon Marder, LLP, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, who wrote The As, Bs, Cs (along with CDCs and FDAs) of Regulatory Implications over Assisted Reproductive Technology, which ran in the December 2019 issue.

This is the sixth year out of the past seven years that a Health Lawyer article has won a Burton Award.  It is the first time that more than one Health Lawyer article won in the same year. Since only 30 articles are selected to win each year, this is no small accomplishment. 

The nonprofit Burton program, run in association with the Library of Congress and co-sponsored by the ABA, is dedicated to rewarding great achievements in law, with a special emphasis on writing and reform. The awards are generally selected by judges and law school professors, including professors from Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and Stanford Law School.

For more information about the Burton Awards and how to nominate other Health Lawyer articles, go to

Congratulations Libby, Niamh, Don, Kimberly and Marla!