PR News Announces Winners of 2009 Legal PR Awards

PR News' Legal PR Awards honor the most outstanding PR, crisis and litigation communications efforts among corporations, agencies and law firms. Below we present the 2009 PR News Legal PR Awards winners and honorable mentions. Click on the winners to read profiles of the winners and honorable mentions in this year's competition.

Annual Report

Winner: Jenner & Block LLP for 2007 Pro Bono and Community Service Report

Client Newsletter

Winner: GodwinGroup and Butler Snow for Best Client Newsletter in 2008

Community Relations

Winner: MassMedia Corp. Communications for McDonald Carano Wilson LLP Supports Fernley Flood Relief

Honorable Mention:
Duane Morris for Duane Morris Community Relations Initiative: Alumni Web Site

Crisis Management/Crisis Response

Winner: MWW Group and Boscov's for Boscov's Beats the Odds and Stores Return to Founding Family

Honorable Mentions:
Media & Communications Strategies, LLC and Gleason Group for Saving American Manufacturing Campaign
FD and Tropicana Entertainment for "All In": A Communications Campaign to Support the Chapter 11 Restructuring of Tropicana Entertainment LLC

Litigation Communications

Winner: FD for 290% Greater Than Expected: A Campaign to Maximize Returns to Enron's Creditors

Honorable Mentions:
Spada and Cohen Milstein for Cohen Milstein's Air Passenger Victory-Breaking the Mould
AMERIGROUP Corporation for AMERIGROUP Corporation Illinois Litigation

Legal PR Blog

Winners: Marler Clark LLP PS and Lexblog for Bill Marler's Marlerblog

Marketing Communications

Winner: Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson, Kohnstamm Communications and Foote & Co. for The Lawyer Job Interview Translator

Honorable Mention:
Marler Clark LLP for Marler Clark Outbreak Audio News Releases

Media Coverage

Winner: Porter Novelli and King & Spalding LLP for King & Spalding's PR Program--2008

Honorable Mentions:
MWW Group for MWW Group Secures National Media Spotlight for Ohio-Based Law Firm Baker Hostetler LLP
Furia Rubel Communications for Feldman Shepherd Death of Diane Glynn Media Coverage
Shughart Thomson & Kilroy PC for Think Like a Report: How We Made Our Firm The "Go-To" Law Firm for Media in Our Market

In-House PR Professional

Winner: Russell Thomas, Director of Media and PR, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Media Relations During Litigation or Crisis

Winner: Ron Sachs Communications Inc. for Alia Faraj-Johnson, Alan Crotzer Claims Bill

Honorable Mentions:
FD for 290% Greater Tham Expected: A Campaign to Maximize Returns to Enron's Creditors
AMERIGROUP Corporation for AMERIGROUP Corporation Illinois Litigation
Meida & Communications Strategies, LLC for Saving American Manufacturing Campaign

Press Release

Winner: Hellerman Baretz Communications and Cornerstone Research for Creating a PR Cornerstone: Leveraging a Survey and Academia to Own a Market

PR-Legal Counsel Team

Winner: Vanguard Media Group and Holland & Hart