Littler Attorneys Selected as Recipients of "2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Award"

DENVER (April 14, 2016) – Philip L. Gordon and Zoe M. Argento, attorneys in the Denver office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, were recognized as winners of the “2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” by The Burton Awards. Their article, “The Brave New World of Wearables in the Workplace: Privacy and Data Security Concerns for Employers” was one of only 35 entries selected out of submissions from the country’s largest 1,000 law firms. This is Gordon’s second time receiving recognition from the Burton Awards. In 2013, he was named a Best Law Firm Writer for his article, “Re-thinking and Rejecting Social Media ‘Password Protection’ Legislation.” 

The Burton Awards, a non-profit program run in association with the Library of Congress, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, is dedicated to recognizing excellence in the legal profession, putting special emphasis on highlighting exceptional legal writing. The winners are selected by a panel of law school professors and judges from some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. This year’s winners will be recognized at the 17th Annual Burton Awards event at the Library of Congress on May 23.

“This is a prestigious honor and we congratulate Phil and Zoe on this great achievement,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “This award demonstrates Littler’s continued commitment to providing our clients with relevant, timely and high-quality content.”

About Philip Gordon

Philip L. Gordon, shareholder, chairs the Privacy and Background Checks Practice Group of Littler.  He counsels employers on the full range of workplace privacy and data protection issues, including background checks, monitoring employees’ electronic communications, regulating employees’ social media, developing “bring-your-own-device” programs, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and other federal, state and international data protection laws and security incident preparedness and response. Gordon sits on the Advisory Board of BNA’s Privacy and Security Law Report and Georgetown University Law Center’s Cybersecurity Law Institute. He was named to Best Lawyers in America in 2014 and 2015 and Colorado Super Lawyers annually since 2006. Gordon received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from the New York University School of Law. He served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

About Zoe Argento

Zoe M. Argento, associate, represents and counsels clients on workplace privacy, information security and intellectual property. She works closely with businesses of all sizes, providing insight on technology-related topics, including social media and new technologies, state data protection laws, location tracking and use of GPS-enabled devices, the federal Wiretap Act and Stored Communications Act, among others. Argento regularly presents and writes on subjects related to data rights and security, intellectual property and Internet law. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Prior to Littler, Argento taught Internet, privacy, intellectual property and torts law at Roger Williams University School of Law. She received her B.A. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.

The Library of Congress

This prominent institution is one of the most celebrated and distinguished libraries in the world. It was established on April 24, 1800, and since that time it has grown to become one of the largest repositories in history. The Library of Congress functions as both a national library and as the research arm of the U.S. Congress. It contains more than 32 million catalogued books and more than 62 million manuscripts.

The Burton Awards

The Burton Awards, established in 1999, is funded by the Burton Foundation, a non-profit, academic effort devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. The Burton Awards honors the finest accomplishments in law, including writing, reform, public service and interest, regulatory innovation, and lifetime achievements in the profession.

About Littler

Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 70 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.