Government and regulatory affairs partner Libby Baney received a 2020 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. The award was presented to 25 partners who were authors of legal articles from the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms. The winners in the “Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards — Law Firm” category demonstrated clarity, cogency and persuasive legal writing.
Baney and coauthor Niamh M. Lewis, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, wrote the article “Internet Pharmacies: Trends, Opportunities and Risks,” which ran in the June 2019 issue of the American Bar Association’s Health Lawyer publication and explored law enforcement and regulatory efforts to stop rogue online pharmacies. The 2020 Burton Award honorees were recognized at an event on Oct. 18, 2021.
Baney serves as a dynamic public policy advocate, attorney, strategist and facilitator. Clients hire her to delve deep into the issues, devise a strategy and execute on many fronts. She works primarily on policies and issues confronting health and technology stakeholders but also touches on the insurance industry. Baney has built trusted relationships with U.S. and international government agencies, law enforcement, and policymakers on both sides of the aisle.
The Burton Awards, established in 1999, are funded by the Burton Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and academic effort devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. The Burton Awards honor the finest accomplishments in law, including writing, reform, public service and interest, regulatory innovation and lifetime achievements in the profession.