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Thompson Hine’s Leslie W. Jacobs to Receive Burton Award


CLEVELAND - Thompson Hine LLP partner Leslie W. Jacobs has been selected to receive the 2007 Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which honors excellence in legal writing, for his article “Criminal Enforcement of Antitrust Laws – Problems with the U.S. Model,” which was written for the Fordham Competition Law Institute on international law and policy.

The article focuses on aberrations in the application of criminal law procedures and penalties to collaborative business activities. It was written as a counterpoint to arguments advanced by the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, encouraging international adoption of the U.S. model.

Mr. Jacobs is the senior partner in the firm’s Competition, Antitrust & White-Collar Crime practice group. He also is chair of the U.S. Law Firm Group’s International Practice Committee. Mr. Jacobs is a past president of the Ohio State Bar Association and served on the board of governors of the American Bar Association, among numerous other professional, community and business activities. He is a frequently published author and prolific international lecturer on competition law and business topics.

The Burton Awards will be presented in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2007. Only 30 partners from the top 1,000 firms in the country who competed for the awards will receive the honor. The submissions, which include articles published over the previous year, are nominated by managing partners of law firms and law school deans from across the country.


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