New York, November 24, 2010 – Morrison & Foerster LLP announced it has named the selection committee for the 2011 Regulatory Innovation Award. Morrison & Foerster established the award in 2008 through the Burton Foundation to honor an academic or non-elected public official whose innovative ideas have made a significant contribution to the discourse on regulatory reform in the areas of corporate governance, securities, capital markets or financial institutions.
The selection committee consists of members from academia, former regulators, in-house counsel, financial journalists and members of the financial institutions community. Their names are below and full bios for each member can be found at www.regulatoryinnovationaward.com.
"We are delighted to have such a distinguished group of industry experts selecting the winner for the 2011 Regulatory Innovation Award," said Keith C. Wetmore, Chair of Morrison & Foerster LLP. "At Morrison & Foerster, we strive to offer our clients business-minded solutions and the past winners and this year's nominees for the award have all greatly contributed to this nation's discourse on regulatory and financial innovation."
This year's selection committee consists of:
Nominations for the award are due by February 18, 2011. The nomination form can be found at http://www.regulatoryinnovationaward.com/Nomination.aspx. There is no fee to submit and all candidates must be academics or non-elected public officials. The 2011 honoree will be announced after March 28, 2011. Past honorees include Sheila Bair and Elizabeth Warren. For more information on the 2011 Regulatory Innovation Award, please visit www.regulatoryinnovationaward.com.
About the Burton Foundation
The Burton Foundation is a volunteer, not-for-profit, academic organization concentrating on legal writing. With tax-exempt status as a 501 (c) (3) corporation, it offers full tax deductibility for contributors.