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Six Husch Blackwell Attorneys Earn JD Supra 2023 Readers' Choice Awards

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Six Husch Blackwell attorneys have been recognized as Top Authors in JD Supra’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. Partner David Stauss was named the #1 Reader’s Choice author on the topic of Data Privacy out of a pool of 3,000 JD Supra authors on the topic for the second consecutive year.

Stauss is the editor of Husch Blackwell's Byte Back blog, which provides real-time updates on state privacy law and other data privacy and cybersecurity developments. The firm was also recognized with a Top Firm Award for Data Privacy.

In addition, JD Supra also honored partners Cortney Morgan (International Law), Meg Pekarske (Healthcare), Magda Patitsas (Product Liability), Gregg Sofer (White-Collar Defense), and attorney Tracey O’Brien (Labor & Employment) as top 10 authors in their respective topic areas.

The Readers’ Choice Awards recognize top authors and firms who were read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media, and other professionals across the JD Supra platform during 2022. 303 authors were chosen from a contributor pool of more than 70,000 for the visibility and engagement their thought leadership pulled from JD Supra readership during 2022.

The Readers’ Choice Awards reflect a deep dive into JD Supra's reader data, with a focus on total visibility and engagement among readers across many industries interested in certain defining topics of the day. This year, the awards recognize authors for their visibility and thought leadership covering 31 key cross-industry topics (10 authors per category) and firms for their visibility and engagement in the 31 topics covered by the awards (one firm per category).

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David M. Stauss


Magda Patitsas


Gregg N. Sofer


Tracey O'Brien

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