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Brian L. Rubin, D.C. Fellow, Receives Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award

March 5, 2019, Fellows in the news

Brian L. Rubin, D.C. Fellow, recently received the "Law 360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award," along with two attorneys from his firm, Eversheds Sutherland,  for their article When Precedent Doesn’t Really Stand for That Proposition: FINRA’s Suitability Rule and the Meaning of ‘Best Interest,’  published by Bloomberg Law in December 2018. Selected from nominations submitted by the nation's 1,000 largest law firms, the award will be presented at the 2019 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement.

Mr. Rubin is the Washington office leader of the Litigation group and the head of the firm’s SEC, FINRA and state securities enforcement practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in federal securities law, including being on the Enforcement staffs at both the SEC and NASD (now FINRA). This is Mr. Rubin’s second time winning the Burton Award. He previously received it in 2006 for an article entitled, “The House That the Regulators Built: An Analysis of Whether Respondents Should Litigate Against NASD.”

The Burton Awards, established in 1999, are funded by the Burton Foundation, a non-profit, academic effort devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. The Burton Awards were established to honor the finest accomplishments in law, including writing, reform, public service and interest, regulatory innovation, and lifetime achievements in the profession.

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