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Morrison & Foerster Seeks Nominations For 2010 Regulatory Innovation Award

Morrison & Foerster Seeks Nominations For 2010 Regulatory Innovation Award

30 Nov 2009

New York, November 30, 2009 – Morrison & Foerster LLP announced today it is seeking nominations for the 2010 Regulatory Innovation Award.  Morrison & Foerster established the award last year 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 2009 Regulatory Innovation Award was presented to Sheila Bair, Chair of the FDIC, for her work in addressing the fallout from the financial crisis.

“At Morrison & Foerster, we believe innovative thinking is essential to creating lasting regulatory change and new financial products,” said Keith Wetmore, Chair of the Firm. “We take great pride in offering our clients creative and business-minded solutions to the problems they face. It is with that in mind that we seek to honor those who have spent their careers offering fresh ideas and serving as the vanguard for regulatory change and financial innovation.”

Nominations are due by February 19, 2010. The nomination form can be found here. There is no fee to submit and all candidates must be academics or non-elected public officials. The 2010 honoree will be announced by March 31, 2010 and will be selected by an independent committee including academics and business leaders. The committee consults with representatives of the Burton Foundation as part of the selection process. For more information on the 2010 Regulatory Innovation Award, please visit

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. LexisNexis is the prime sponsor of the program.




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