The National Law Review Announces its 2022 “Go-To Thought Leader” Award Recipients, Honoring Excellence in Legal News and Analysis

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The 2022 “Go-To Thought Leadership Awards” recognizes 75 exceptional authors and legal organizations for their reporting of complex legislative and litigation news, as well as legal industry trends. The recipients were selected by the National Law Review’s editors from a pool of thousands of contributed legal news and analysis articles and highlight the unique talents of less than 1% of our contributing authors.

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2022 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leadership Award

The National Law Review is one of the more discerning legal publications, our editors selected well-read contributors who demonstrated exceptional expertise in their legal specialty, and truly deserve to be recognized.

The National Law Review (NLR) “Go-To Thought Leadership Awards” recognizes 75 exceptional authors and legal organizations for their reporting of complex legislative and litigation news, as well as their strategic insight and overall industry knowledge. Less than 1% of the National Law Review contributing authors are recognized each year.

Jennifer Schaller, Managing Director of the National Law Review:
"This is the fifth year we've recognized exceptional contributing authors and with such a vast pool of talented writers, it's tough to choose. The NLR is one of the more discerning legal publications, so our editors looked for contributors who demonstrated exceptional expertise in their legal specialty."

Chandler Ford, the National Law Review's Editorial Manager:
“After reviewing thousands of contributed articles, some authors stand out as offering NLR readers exceptionally insightful and useful legal analysis and consistently draft content that gets the attention of both readers and other publications. We are extremely grateful for all of our contributors throughout the year, and thank them for their ongoing dedication to producing the highest quality of thought leadership.”

This year we recognized authors in over 30 categories ranging from Antitrust Law to Whistleblower News. Please join us in congratulating the National Law Review 2022 Go-To Thought Leader Leadership Awards recipients:

2022's Article of the Year: Federal Vaccine/Testing Mandates Take Effect While Supreme Court Stays Silent by Luis E. Avila, Maureen Rouse-Ayoub, Stephanie R. Setterington, and Elizabeth Wells Skaggs, Ashleigh Draft, and Justin Wolber of Varnum.

Antitrust Law
Dan Mogin, Jonathan Rubin, Timothy Z. LaComb, Kristy F. Greenberg, and Jennifer M. Oliver of MoginRubin LLP

Bankruptcy Law
Ronald A. Spinner and Marc N. Swanson of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC

Biotech, Food, and Drug
Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Azim Chowdhury, Neelam Gill, and Josephine Hsu of Keller and Heckman LLP
Alejandro Luna Fandiño, Armando Arenas, and Gustavo A. Alcocer of OLIVARES

Business of Law
Christina Marinakis, JD, PsyD of IMS Consulting & Expert Services
Michael Sachs and Lee Udelsman of Major Lindsey & Africa
Matt Spiegel of Lawmatics
Merle Vaughn of Major Lindsey & Africa

Cannabis Law
David P. Grosso and Shahiedah Shabazz of ArentFox Schiff LLP
Whitt Steineker, James W. Wright, Jr., Slates C. Veazey, Rachel M. LaBruyere, Elizabeth R. Hobbs, J. Hunter Robinson, and Claire Fox Hodge of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Ian A. Stewart and Leia Leitner of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Civil Rights Law
Angela M. Rust of von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Contractor Law
Justin T. Hill of Ward and Smith, P.A.

Coronavirus News
Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, and Heidi P. Knight of Beveridge & Diamond PC
Jonathan L. Israel of Foley & Lardner LLP
Michael Comartin and Gloria Ilunga of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Corporate Law
Keith Paul Bishop of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Andrea S. Kramer of McDermott Will & Emery
Richard B Levin, Matthew G. Lindenbaum, Robert L. Lindholm, Craig Nazzaro, Dowse Bradwell "Brad" Rustin, IV, Anastasia D. Stull, Nicolette Corso Vilmos, Jeffrey M. Kelly, and Jeffrey E. Joseph of Nelson Mullins

Data Privacy Law
Vildan Altuglu, Vikram Kumar, Vivek Mani, and Sinan Corus of Cornerstone Research
Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Gowree Gokhale, Aaron Kamath, and Purushotham Kittane of Nishith Desai Associates
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group at Robinson & Cole LLP

Election Law
Adam Diederich and Kirstie Brenson of ArentFox Schiff LLP

Employment Law
John F. Kuenstler, Timothy Y. Wong, and Kenneth J. Yerkes of Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Christopher R. Williams and Amelia Bowring of Bracewell LLP
Susan Gross Sholinsky, Lauri F. Rasnick, Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Christopher Shur, Nicole Zolla Clarke, and Kamil Gajda of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Emily Burkhardt Vicente and Shane A. Le Master of Hunton Andrews Kurth

Environmental Law
Eric L. Christensen, Brook J. Detterman, David M. Friedland, Jennifer J. Leech, and Zachary B. Pilchen of Beveridge & Diamond PC
David A. Goldman of CMBG3 Law
Kris J. Eimicke, Merrill Kramer, James M. Avery, Andrew O. Kaplan, and Sarah B. Tracy of Pierce Atwood LLP
Rachael L. Lipinski, Jenna R. Mandell-Rice, Molly A. Lawrence, and Jonathan D. Simon of Van Ness Feldman

Estates and Trusts
David Fowler Johnson of Winstead PC

Finance Law
David A. Lopez-Kurtz and Vincent Mora of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Jeffrey P. Birdsong of Jones Walker LLP

Health Law
Dr. Nick Oberheiden of Oberheiden P.C.
Lori A. Oliver and Laura Little of Polsinelli PC
Edward S. Kornreich, Whitney Phelps, Laura M. Fant, Anthony J Oncidi and Ariel N. Brotman of Proskauer Rose LLP

Immigration Law
Kate Kalmykov, Jennifer Hermansky, Dillon R. Colucci and Laura Foote Reiff, of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Otieno B. Ombok of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Raymond G. Lahoud of Norris McLaughlin P.A
Greg L. Berk, Andrew J. Desposito, and Christine L. Doyle of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Carine Elliott of Squire Patton Boggs
Jennifer Cory, Susan Waller Ramos, and Jeffrey B. Widdison of Womble Bond Dickinson

Insurance Law
Emily P. Grim, Alison Gaske, and Brandon Levey of Gilbert LLP
Matthew F. Hall, Timothy A. Hunt, Brett J. Preston, and Erik P. Raines of Hill Ward Henderson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Intellectual Property Law
Adrian Gonzalez Cerrillo and Sana Hakim of K&L Gates
Aaron Wininger of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

Legal Marketing
Ross Fishman of Fishman Marketing
Melanie Trudeau of Jaffe
Kamron Sanders of Practice Panther

Legal Podcast
NLR's Legal News Reach Podcast Guest Christina R. Fritsch, J.D. of CLIENTSFirst Consulting
NLR's Legal News Reach Podcast Guest Beth Cuzzone of Intapp

Legislative News
Hunter Voegele and Ander Ugalde of Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
Roger Lee of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Julie Gottshall, Janet Widmaier, Andrew Schuyler, Stacey Mckee Knight, Janella Gholian, and Michelle Gyves of Katten

Personal Injury
Lawrence J. Buckfire of Buckfire Law
Jeffrey A. Krawitz of Stark & Stark

Securities Law
Michael Ruder of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

State and Local Law
Michael Gross, Marc Policastro, Paul Schneider, Steven Dalton, David Miller, and Afiyfa Ellington of Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
Alia Al-Khatib of Katz Banks Kumin LLP
Charlotte F. Franklin of Much Shelist, P.C
David I. Brody of Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Jill Turner Lever, Mark A. Nehme and Patricia M. Prezioso of Sills Cummis & Gross

Tax Law
Jonathan Stein, Abraham Leitner, Nathaniel D. Razza, and Martha J. Nahill Frahm of Goulston & Storrs

Telecom Law
Brittany A. Andres of Troutman Firm

Trade Law
John E. Bradley, Brent Connor, Catherine A. Johnson, and Henrietta Worthington of Vedder Price

Utilities and Transportation Law
Nicole M. Moran, Chanel F. O'Neill, and Laurent Samuel of Cornerstone Research

Whistleblower Law
Mary Jane Wilmoth, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto
Tycko & Zavareei, LLP Whistleblower Practice Group
Jason Zuckerman, Zuckerman Law

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