The 2020 National Law Review “Go-To Thought Leader” Awards Announced, Honoring Excellence in Legal Thought Leadership

The National Law Review’s 2020 “Go-To Thought Leadership Awards” recognize 71 respected legal authors selected from a pool of over 20,000 legal news articles published in 2020.

CHICAGO (PRWEB) December 16, 2020

The National Law Review’s “Go-To Thought Leadership Awards” recognizes 71 exceptional legal authors in practice areas ranging from Aviation Law to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program Implementation. Award recipients are selected from a pool of over 20,000 legal news articles published by the National Law Review (NLR) in 2020. Those honored wrote relevant, consistent and well-thought-out legal news, and the award committee also considered pieces quoted or cited by other publications and media. With the high volume of content the National Law Review publishes, the selected authors and organizations are truly “Go-To Thought Leaders” in their areas of expertise.

Jennifer Schaller, Managing Director of the National Law Review, “With the COVID-19 pandemic challenges of 2020, attorneys were unable to interact with their clients and potential clients in traditional, face to face ways, and this pushed the demand for the legal analysis provided by our authors to unprecedented levels, producing results like over 4.3 million page visits from readers in both March and April of 2020.”    

Per Eilene Spear, the National Law Review Operations Manager “Reliable and timely legal news was incredibly important this year, as new government programs provided a lifeline to struggling businesses and individuals who with the right guidance were able to take advantage of these emergency programs. NLR’s subject matter experts provided analysis that gave a road-map, and practical advice to our readers and our audience responded with unprecedented readership numbers. A win-win, as lawyers cannot network or get their message out there in the traditional ways and readers are seeking updates on all the legal changes due to the turbulence in the economy.”

This is the third year the NLR formally recognized the unique talents of its contributors. Less than 1% of the authors who publish with the National Law Review receive the “Go-To Thought Leadership Award.” This year’s winners include more than 70 authors and firms in more than 35 legal practice areas.

Please join us in congratulating the National Law Review’s 2020 “Go-To Thought Leader” recipients:

2020’s National Law Review Article of the Year: Vaccinate or Terminate – Mandatory Vaccination as Workplace Policy by Jennifer Rubin of Mintz.

Antitrust Law

  • Jonathan Rubin of Mogin Rubin LLP, Antitrust Industry News
  • Richard Newman of Hinch Newman, FTC Enforcement & Regulatory News
  • Christopher E. Ondeck of Proskauer Rose LLP, COVID-19 and Anticompetitive Pricing

Aviation Law        

  • Katten – Aviation Industry and COVID-19

Business of Law

  • Bruce M. Hennes of Hennes Communication, COVID-19 and PPP Loan Communications
  • Debra Pickett of Page 2 Communications, Diversity in the Legal Industry
  • Meranda M. Vieyra of Denver Legal Marketing, COVID-19 Marketing Strategies

Consumer Protection

  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Fair Credit Reporting Act

Corporate Law    

  • Keith Paul Bishop of Allen Matkins, California Corporate Law
  • Danielle L. Dietrich of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky, Small Business Certifications


  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP, COVID-19 Litigation
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, COVID-19 Ohio Response
  • Ann Marie Uetz of Foley & Lardner LLP, COVID-19 Manufacturing Impact
  • Hill Ward Henderson, COVID-19 CARES Act
  • IMS ExpertServices, COVID-19 Insurance
  • Jennifer P. Wolff of Godfrey & Kahn S.C., COVID-19 PPP Implementation
  • Sherin and Lodgen LLP, COVID-19 Massachusetts Response

Criminal Law    

  • Dr. Nick Oberheiden of Oberheiden, PC, Federal Investigations
  • Jonathan Tycko of Tycko Zavareei, False Claims Act

Cybersecurity Law

  • Kathryn Rattigan of Robinson & Cole LLP, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, California Privacy Legislation

Education Law

  • Abby S. Tilkens of Davis|Kuelthau, s.c., School Districts & COVID-19

Election and Legislative News

  • Bracewell LLP, 2020 Election Impact on Public Policy
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 2020 Post-Election Analysis

Employment Law

  • Eric Bachman of Zuckerman Law, Employment Discrimination
  • Katz, Marshall & Banks, Employment Discrimination
  • Courtney M. Malveaux of Jackson Lewis PC, OSHA Regulation
  • Grant B. Osborne of Ward and Smith, P.A., COVID-19 and Employment Law
  • Bonnie Puckett of Ogletree, Deakins, Global Employment
  • John A. Rubin of von Briesen & Roper, S.C., National Labor Relations Board
  • Ian Carleton Schaefer of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., COVID-19 Employment Strategies
  • Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., New York & New Jersey Employment Law
  • Charles O. Thompson of Greenberg Traurig, California Employment Law
  • David Whincup of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, UK COVID-19 Employment Law News

Energy Regulation

  • Environmental Litigation Practice Group at Van Ness Feldman, Pipeline Safety Updates

Environmental Law

  • James M. Auslander of Beveridge & Diamond PC, Environmental Legislation & Public Policy
  • CMBG3 Law, PFAS Litigation
  • Carla N. Hutton of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., Environmental Regulation    
  • Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C, New Jersey Environmental & Land Use Law
  • Van Ness Feldman LLP, Environmental Legislation and Public Policy

Estate Law    

  • David Fowler Johnson of Winstead, Fiduciary Litigation

Executive Compensation

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group of Faegre Drinker    

FDA Regulation

  • Food and Drug Law Practice Group of Keller and Heckman LLP, FDA Regulation and News

Family Law    

  • Family Law Practice at Varnum LLP, COVID-19 and Family Law

Financial Law

  • Andrea Kramer of McDermott Will & Emery, Virtual Currencies
  • Stephen Rutenberg of Polsinelli PC, Fintech Regulation
  • Michael A. Zalay of Much, SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Government Contracts

  • Laura A. Mitchell of Jackson Lewis PC, OFCCP Regulation

Healthcare Law

  • Richard P. Church of K&L Gates LLP, 340B Drug Pricing Program
  • Matthew M. Shatzkes of Sheppard Mullin, Telehealth Regulation
  • Kristen Andrews Wilson of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Healthcare Regs COVID-19

Immigration Law

  • Michael H. Neifach of Jackson Lewis PC, Immigration Updates
  • Najia S. Khalid of Wiggin and Dana LLP, Business Immigration
  • Raymond G. Lahoud of Norris McLaughlin P.A., Employment Immigration
  • Ashley Moore of Wiggin and Dana LLP, Immigration Regulation

Insurance Law

  • Gilbert LLP, COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance
  • Lorelie S. Masters of Hunton Andrews Kurth, COVID-19 Insurance Litigation
  • Paul S. White of Wilson Elser, Business Interruption Insurance Litigation

Intellectual Property Law

  • Gene Markin of Stark & Stark, Copyright and Trademarks
  • Aaron Wininger of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, China Copyright, Trademarks Patents


  • Donald R. Frederico of Pierce Atwood LLP, Class Action Mediation

Personal Injury

  • Clifford Law, Medical Malpractice Law
  • Richard P. Console, Jr. of Console & Associates, Transportation Injury Law

Products Liability Law

  • Product Liability and Mass Torts Group of Schiff Hardin LLP, CPSC Enforcement

Real Estate Law    

  • Steven M. Herman of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, COVID-19 Impact on Real Estate

Securities Law    

  • Alexandra Clark Layfield of Jones Walker LLP, Corporate Governance
  • Investment Services Group of Vedder Price P.C., Investment News and Updates
  • Cornerstone Research, SEC Enforcement Trends

Tax Law    

  • Marvin A. Kirsner of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, COVID-19 Tax Concerns

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