NEW YORK – Reed Smith is proud to announce that international arbitration partner J.P. Duffy has won a Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award from the Burton Awards. Established in 1999, the Burton Awards are held each year to honor distinguished writers and recognize leaders in law, including those counsel belonging to America’s most prestigious law firms. The award is run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360 and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association.

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Duffy’s article “The Rise of Emergency Arbitration in Life Sciences Disputes,” first published in the Dispute Resolution Journal in 2022, was one of 20 winners in the Law Firms category selected from a field of hundreds of nominated articles published within the past year.

Duffy is a globally recognized arbitration practitioner who handles all aspects of the international arbitration life cycle, from strategic clause drafting, through lead merits and hearing counsel, to award enforcement and recovery. Named one of the 10 most highly regarded international arbitration partners in the Americas by Global Arbitration Review’s WWL, he has represented clients across a range of industries in international arbitrations conducted under all major arbitral rules.

The 20 winners of this year’s Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards will be honored in a May 20, 2024, ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. More information can be found at