The honor is awarded based upon the recipient's reputation in the industry, as well as their leadership, their creativity and their track record of handling complex matters — often on a global scale.
The recipients were supposed to be honored in-person at the Burton Awards' June 2020 ceremony at the Library of Congress, but the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next ceremony is scheduled for June 14, 2021. Law360 is a sponsor of the Burton Awards.
The 2020 winners are:
Mark Brazeal, Chief Legal Officer, Broadcom Inc.
Jonathan P. Graham, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Amgen
John S. Jenkins Jr., Executive Vice President, General Counsel, TE Connectivity
James Kelleher, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance
James Y. Kerr II, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Southern Company
Deborah P. Majoras, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary, The Procter & Gamble Co.
George A. Massih III, General Counsel, Corporation Service Co.
Justin Miller, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Avantor
Jonathan Olefson, General Counsel, Syneos Health
Lori A. Schechter, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, McKesson Corp.
Laura Stein, Executive Vice President — General Counsel & Corporate Affairs, The Clorox Co.
Alan Tse, Global Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
Patrice Walch-Watson, Senior Managing Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Canada Pension Plan
Correction: A previous story contained the wrong date for the planned future Burton Awards. The error has been corrected.
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