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W&L Law Alum Wins National Award for Writing

Chris Brady, a 2008 graduate of Washington and Lee’s School of Law, was honored, along with a colleague at the Denver firm Husch Blackwell L.L.P., with a Distinguished Legal Writing Award from the 2013 Burton Awards for Legal Achievements.

Chris, an associate with the firm, and David Steefel, a partner, co-authored “The Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction,” which appeared in the April 2012 issue of The Colorado Lawyer.

The article discusses the elements for establishing and defending a claim under the Hague Convention and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act, as well as various procedural aspects of such a claim — and practical guidance and useful resources for attorneys undertaking their first convention case.

Chris, who served as lead article editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review, practices complex commercial litigation and employment litigation. According to his biography on the Husch Blackwell website, he has represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract actions, trade secret enforcement and success for liability disputes.

In addition to the Burton Award, Chris was named a Rising Star in the employment and labor division of the 2013 Colorado Super Lawyers and was named an Up and Coming Lawyer in 2012 by Law Week Colorado.

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