WASHINGTON, D.C.—Shook, Hardy, & Bacon LLP attorney Victor Schwartz received the 2013 Individual Achievement Award at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit today for his contributions to making America’s civil justice system simpler, fairer, and faster for everyone.
“We are excited to recognize Victor Schwartz with our Individual Achievement Award,” said Lisa A. Rickard, president of ILR. “Victor’s long-term leadership has made many lasting contributions to the legal reform movement.”
In particular, ILR recognized Schwartz for being a national expert on legal reform and a leading voice in testifying before state and federal lawmakers. Schwartz has also penned a multitude of legislative reform proposals, brought an important perspective to academia, shaped strategy for the legal reform community, and served as a trusted advisor to ILR. Through his best-selling casebook, Schwartz has helped shape perceptions of tort law for generations of law students. Prior to entering the full time practice of law, Schwartz was a professor and dean at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
The Annual Legal Reform Awards honor individuals and organizations whose outstanding work has contributed to reforming America’s civil justice system.
ILR seeks to promote civil justice reform through legislative, political, judicial, and educational activities at the national, state, and local levels.â€¨â€¨The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.