Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Iverson has been selected by the Burton Awards to receive a “Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” for 2024. This is an honor given to only 20 (articles) writers from entries submitted by the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms. This prestigious award is dedicated to rewarding great achievements in law, with a special emphasis on writing and reform.

Brian was recognized for his article, “Give Me a Break: Regulating Communications Between Attorneys and Their Witness-Clients During Deposition Recesses,” that was published by the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. The article examines what types of communications between an attorney and witness-client during deposition recesses are permitted. The article is available for download here. Full citation: Brian R. Iverson, Give Me A Break: Regulating Communications Between Attorneys and Their Witness Clients During Deposition Recesses, 36 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 497 (2023).

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. The Burton 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. The Burton Awards are run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. Honorees will be recognized at an event on May 20 at the Library of Congress. To read more about The Burton Awards and see the full list of 2024 honorees, click here.