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Schnader's Cornblatt and Merenstein to Receive a 2009 Burton Award

05/04/2009

Their article – “Charities and the Orphans' Court” – published in the Summer 2008 edition of the Duquesne Law Review will be recognized for excellence in writing.

May 4, 2009 – Philadelphia, PA: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is pleased to announce that Marc S. Cornblatt and Bruce P. Merenstein will receive a 2009 Distinguished Law Firm Award for excellence in writing from the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement and the Burton Foundation, and will be honored at a ceremony to be held at the Library of Congress on June 15. Their article, “Charities and the Orphans’ Court,” was originally published in the Duquesne Law Review (Volume 46, No. 4 – Summer 2008). This is the second time Mr. Merenstein will be honored with a Burton Award for excellence in writing.

The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, now in its tenth year, is an annual event held in association with the Library of Congress; the Burton Foundation is a not for profit, academic effort devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession, and supporting the refinement and enrichment of legal writing. This year, thirty winners – selected from entries solicited from the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms – will be honored at the awards gala featuring Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; author Bryan Garner; television screenwriter David E. Kelley; and New York State Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye (retired). Talk show host Bill Press will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Mr. Cornblatt is a partner in the Business Services department, specializing in business and international transactions, finance and corporate representation. He also has substantial experience in representing, and in dealing with, the unique issues and concerns of nonprofit charitable institutions. He is a member of Schnader’s Executive Committee and has served as chair of the Firm’s Corporate and International Practice Groups and its Business Services department and practice. Mr. Cornblatt was an active member and committee chair in the International Bar Association (IBA) and has written articles for the International Legal Practitioner and other IBA publications and conferences. He is a 1968 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a 1971 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Mr. Merenstein is a partner in the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. He received his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he was an Executive Editor of the Law Review and won the school’s prestigious Keedy Cup moot court competition. Mr. Merenstein clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. His practice focuses primarily on post-trial and appellate matters in state and federal court. Since 2007, Mr. Merenstein has been an adjunct professor at Drexel University College of Law, teaching appellate advocacy. Mr. Merenstein also is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has published frequently on procedural and appellate issues. He previously won a Burton Award for Legal Achievement in 2007 for co-authoring “Interim Issues Requiring Appellate Review – Pennsylvania’s Collateral Order Doctrine: Lessons From the Barnes Foundation Case And The 30 Years of Jurisprudence Preceding It,” with fellow Schnader attorney, Carl Solano.

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CONTACT: Caroline Brobeil Nassan

Public Relations Manager

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

215-751-2061