Very pleased to note for our loyal readers that my partner from Shook, Hardy & Bacon Washington D.C., Co-Chair of the Public Policy Group Mark Behrens received the 2015 U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Individual Achievement Award. Mark accepted the award at the organization’s 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit on October 27 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The annual Legal Reform Awards honor individuals whose outstanding work has contributed to improving the U.S. civil justice system. Mark was recognized in particular for his advocacy before state legislatures and courts, and his years of writing and briefing on liability issues. For the past 25 years, he has worked to improve the civil justice system; his efforts contributed to the passage of landmark reform legislation in Ohio, Oklahoma, Arizona and West Virginia.