13 GCs Selected As Legends In Law

Law360 (August 18, 2020, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The Burton Awards have honored 13 of the top general counsel as Legends in Law, placing them among the leading in-house corporate attorneys in North America.

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.

"General counsel are indispensable to management as they sculpt the success of corporate America," Burton Awards founder and chairman Bill Burton said. "The award winners we selected as 2020 Legends in Law far exceed our highest standards, and they are an example for all lawyers to follow. Throughout their careers they have become leaders, and have promoted and protected their companies."

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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