Terence Lynam Receives Burton Award for Legal Achievement

(Washington, D.C.) - Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. announced today that Terence J. Lynam has received a Burton Award for Legal Achievement. The awards, honoring excellence in legal writing, were presented on July 12, 2000, at the National Press Club in Washington to lawyers at 12 national law firms and to ten law students.

Mr. Lynam, a partner in Akin Gump’s litigation practice group, was honored for his article, “Dilemma of Dismissing a Juror During Deliberations” (Criminal Justice, Winter 1999), which related events that took place during the trial of former Governor Fife Symington (R-AZ). Mr. Symington’s conviction was ultimately reversed by the 9th Circuit.

The Burton Foundation was established to reward excellence in legal achievement, including writing, research and other exemplary accomplishments in law. The Burton Awards will be presented annually to both lawyers and law students.

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