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February 10, 2020

Business Law Section celebrating 75th anniversary of ‘The Business Lawyer’

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2020 — The ABA Business Law Section’s scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, “The Business Lawyer” (TBL), is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Published quarterly, the journal contains articles, committee reports, model acts and surveys of the law from substantive committees. The scholarship in the journal is influential in the academic community and the surveys and reports are beneficial to those who practice law.

The 75th anniversary volume will highlight the contributions of business law scholarship, as well as influential practitioners who have shaped the practice of business law. In the winter issue, Jonathan Lipson and Steven Weise track the evolution of scholarship on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The spring issue will feature the transcript of a fireside chat with Marty Lipton, co-founder of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a leader in the mergers-and-acquisitions world. In the other issues, the evolution of business law over the past 75 years in various practice areas will be featured and articles from eminent scholars and practitioners have been commissioned.\

The editor of TBL is Penelope L. Christophorou, vice chair of the ABA Business Law Section and editor-in-chief of Volume 75 of The Business Lawyer.  Christophorou is counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, where her practice focuses on commercial financing, including secured transactions and bankruptcy law, derivative products and structured finance.  Gregory M. Duhl, the associate editor-in-chief, is a professor of law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What others are saying about “The Business Lawyer”

The Business Lawyer is the leading and indispensable resource for corporate and business lawyers for scholarly exploration of developments, and practical application, in the areas of law most relevant to effective representation of our clients. In my 55 years of practice, there is no journal I have consulted as often.”
—     John Olson, retired partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, D.C.

“The Business Lawyer
has served as both a witness and expert guide to the tremendous changes in business law over the past 75 years. Since its inception, many of the best business law minds in the U.S and beyond have contributed to The Business Lawyer. Its success may be due in large part to the “secret sauce” that combines in-depth legal analysis with practical understanding of how legal issues play out in the business world.”
—     Jeannie Carmedelle Frey, SVP/chief legal officer and general counsel, CHRISTUS Health, Irving, Texas

“For the past 75 years, The Business Lawyer has set and maintained the gold standard for peer-reviewed law journals. Lawyers, judges, academics and law students have benefited from the publication’s scholarly and practice-oriented articles, surveys and proposed changes to the Model Business Corporation Act. Here’s to the next 75 years!”
—     William D. Johnston, partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, Delaware

The Business Lawyer” (ISSN 0007-6899) is published quarterly in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter by the ABA Business Law Section. The quarterly journal is a section-member benefit and provides peer-reviewed articles by individual authors or co-authors and reports and surveys of Section committees. For more information, contact Diane Babal, Production Manager, at [email protected].

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