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February 20, 2020

Press Release

Stroock litigation and government affairs partner Dina Kolker has been awarded a Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award by the Burton Awards, a nonprofit program associated with the Library of Congress.

This is the sixth time that a Stroock lawyer has won this prestigious award.

Dina’s article — “For Public Employees, Speech Is Free, But Is Anyone Listening?” — looks at how the “right to work,” presented as a positive, often translates into the “right to be ignored,” a decided negative.

Dina has been involved in various collective bargaining-related matters, including binding and non-binding contract arbitration pursuant to the Taylor Law and related court proceedings. Dina also represents labor clients in the negotiation and structuring of health benefits contracts.

She is a co-editor of Stroock’s Public Employee Law Reports bulletins.

The award, which is sponsored by Law360 and the American Bar Association, will be presented at a ceremony at the Library of Congress on June 8 featuring a reception, dinner and gala.

Click here to read the winning article.