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Kaye Scholer’s Peter Haveles Wins 2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

June 16, 2015

Program honors clear and concise writing

Kaye Scholer Commercial Litigation partner Peter Haveles received a 2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for his article, “The CFTC Overreaches in Its Interpretation of the Anti-Manipulation Provisions Adopted in Dodd-Frank,” published by Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Regulation and Law Report. Only 30 winners are chosen annually from nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 largest and most prestigious law firms for a bylined article published in a credible media outlet in the previous year.

The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, held in association with the Library of Congress, were established in 1999 to reward great achievements in law, including publications and reforms, in addition to legal writing. According to a website statement by the Awards’ founder, William C. Burton, “We hope to continue to be a central and pivotal voice against convoluted and stilted writing.”

Haveles focuses his practice on complex disputes involving the financial markets and commercial transactions. Over the course of his career, Peter has developed an extensive understanding of his clients’ business operations, the financial markets in which they operate and the risks that accompany them. Based on that knowledge and experience, he has advised clients with respect to litigation risks for numerous transactions and litigation arising from those transactions. In addition, Peter actively counsels clients of the firm in these areas to minimize the litigation risks associated with their businesses, and to resolve disputes as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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