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July 20, 2012

The Streak Continues!

BallcraigI am thrilled to announce that Craig Ball's ASBPE streak continues! On July 18, the traditional awards event for the American Society of Business Publications Editors was literally washed out -- an intense thunderstorm hit NYC and knocked out the power at our scheduled restaurant -- but the intrepid ASBPE leadership conducted  quick negotiations with the hip Royalton New York (a block away) and the show went on (sans most speeches and formalities). Kudos to the ASBPE team for what turned out to be a congenial event.

Craig Ball won his eighth ASBPE — he's won at least one for every year of his column — and his fourth gold for the Northeast region, for Best Contributed Column.  (In 2006 he also won a silver in the "feature series" category). We are so delighted, and LTN is so appreciative of all of Ball's contributions.

We are also delighted that LTN took gold in both the "contributed" and "staff" columns in the competitive Northeast region! LTN's fantastic technology editor, San Francisco-based attorney Sean Doherty, was honored for his "Test Drive" column, where he reviews, with clarity and precision, important new products for the legal community.

And for the first time ever, LTN won in the national competition for our articles. (Our art director, Shane DeLeers has won three national ASBPEs for his wonderful covers.) In the "technology article" category, Alan Cohen's "Resistance is Futile," the cover story of our February 2011 relaunch of LTN, won silver, and "Catch Me If You Can," our June 2011 cover package analysizing the aftermath of the Matthew Kluger insider trading scandal, by Tam Harbert et moi, took bronze.

Greene_jennaOur colleagues at other ALM publications scored a lot of metal, as well. Jenna Greene, right, a reporter for The National Law Journal, received the prestigious Stephen Barr Award, for her story, "Civil Inaction," an account of the Hanford (Wash.) nuclear reactor litigation.

Gold national awards went to Michael Goldhaber of The American Lawyer for his profile, "Overexposed," and Sue Reisinger of Corporate Counsel for news analysis/investigation, in "Crossing the Line." The American Lawyer also received honorable mention as a finalist in the Magazine of the Year category. Goldhaber, Drew Combs, and David Hechler also won regional awards.

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