WASHINGTON, D.C.—Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P. Partner Mark Behrens today received the 2015 Individual Achievement Award at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit.
“We are proud to present Mark Behrens with our Individual Achievement Award,” said Lisa A. Rickard, president of ILR. “Mark has been a truly exceptional legal reform advocate for so many years, and this year stands out as perhaps his best ever.”
In particular, ILR recognized Behrens for his efforts as a legal reform advocate before state legislatures and courts. Behrens’ testimony and engagement with state legislators contributed to the passage of transparency laws to discourage “double dip” asbestos claims in the tort system and against asbestos bankruptcy trusts in Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. ILR also applauded Behrens’ writing and briefing on legal reform issues for having a positive impact on the development of law and public policy.
The Annual Legal Reform Awards honor individuals and organizations whose outstanding work has contributed to reforming America’s civil justice system. More information on ILR’s other award recipients is available here.
ILR seeks to promote civil justice reform through legislative, political, judicial, and educational activities at the national, state, and local levels.
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