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Two Butler Snow Attorneys Selected for Law360’s 2023 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

May 4, 2023 | by Butler Snow

Butler Snow LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Amanda B. Barbour and W. Harrison Webb have been named recipients of Law360’s 2023 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards, part of the Burton Awards Program. Barbour and Webb’s article,Criminal Liability of Pharmaceutical Executives Under the Controlled Substances Act,” was recognized as one of the nation’s top 25 best law firm articles. Winners for this prestigious honor are chosen from nominations submitted by the top 1,000 largest law firms across the United States. The selected articles must illustrate the highest caliber in technical skill and effective writing while also exemplifying an elevated standard of excellence.

The awards will be presented at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 12. The awards ceremony will be followed by a gala reception, dinner, and performance by comedian and late-night talk show host, Seth Meyers. To view the entire list of honorees, please visit The Burton Awards.

The Burton Awards Program is held in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. The Burton Awards, established in 1999, is funded by the Burton Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and academic effort devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. These awards were established to honor the finest accomplishments in law, including writing, reform, public service and interest, regulatory innovation, and lifetime achievements in the profession.  

Amanda Barbour serves as Team Leader for Butler Snow’s White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations Group and focuses her practice on government investigations and complex civil litigation. She has served as Lead Chair in over 30 jury trials. Her experience includes regularly conducting internal investigations for companies and medical institutions and providing advice on reporting obligations and representation throughout all phases of government investigations and accompanying litigation.

In addition to her expertise defending government investigations, she has significant experience defending complex civil litigation. Beyond her defense of civil false claims actions, Amanda regularly defends a national insurance company in extra contractual and coverage lawsuits in both state and federal courts.  Amanda litigates claims of breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, negligence, and vicarious liability.

She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America® (Criminal Defense: White-Collar) and is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell®. Best Lawyers in America® selected her as its 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Criminal Defense: White Collar (Jackson, Miss.).

Harrison Webb is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare group. He has represented numerous corporate and individual clients across the state of Mississippi in a variety of civil and criminal actions.  As a zealous advocate for his clients, Webb has tried cases to completion before many of Mississippi’s administrative tribunals, state courts, and related federal venues. He also has extensive experience representing corporate taxpayers before the United States Tax Court.  As an appellate advocate, Webb has defended his clients’ interests before the Mississippi Court of Appeals and the Mississippi Supreme Court.

He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch (Product Liability Litigation: Defendants, (2021-2023) and is a member of several bar associations including the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, Madison County Bar Association, and Jackson Young Lawyers.