December 12, 2019

2019 National Law Review Thought Leadership Awards

2019 NLR Thought Leadership Award Winners

The National Law Review’s 2019 “Go-To Thought Leader Awards” spotlight 75 exceptional legal authors selected from a pool of over 100,000 news articles published in 2019.

This is the second year the NLR editors formally recognized the unique talents of less than 1% of the publication’s 15,000 thought leaders in a wide array of legal practices --from Greentech to trade regulation, from cybersecurity to immigration law, from marijuana legalization to whistleblower protection.

The NLR Go-To Thought Leadership recipients not only demonstrate a depth of legal knowledge but also outline the steps needed for compliance and/or adaptation. These designated authors are not only reader favorites but are often quoted in other publications and/or syndicated in other media.

With the high volume of legal news the National Law Review publishes daily, the selected authors truly are the ‘Go-To Thought Leaders’ in their legal specialties.

John Ahern, Financial Attorney, London, Katten Law Firm
John Ahern Carolyn H. Jackson
Article of the Year

On October 19, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a webpage announcing the launch of its “Green FinTech Challenge”, an initiative to support firms developing innovative products and services in the green, financial technology (FinTechFinTech) sector.

The Challenge is open to start-ups, incumbents and technology providers. Firms developing broader ethical, environmental, social or governance products and services also may apply, so long as there is a link with or associated benefit to the green finance agenda (for further details on the FCA’s discussion paper on green finance, see the October 19 article). The Challenge encourages firms to apply to participate if they require specific regulatory support. Applications are assessed according to the following criteria....

Evan Buchberger Business Litigation Attorney, Raymond law group
Evan K. Buchberger
Massachusetts and Connecticut Corporate Law
Brian H. Lam, Mintz Levin, software licensing lawyer, vendor agreements attorney
Brian H. Lam
Cybersecurity - CCPA Implementation
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Law
Energy Regulation
Practice Group: Maritime Law & Litigation
Adam Tejeda, KL Gates Law Firm, New York, Tax Law Attorney
Adam J. Tejeda
Opportunity Zones Investment Tax Law
Mary Baker Burke, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Attorney
Mary Burke Baker
Opportunity Zones Tax Regulations
Edward Dartley, KL Gates Law Firm, New York, Finance Law Attorney
Edward Dartley
Opportunity Zones Tax Regulations