Chris Jung '11 wins first prize in the American Bar Association Business Law Section Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

On March 28th, Chris Jung ’11 won first prize in the American Bar Association Business Law Section 2010-2011 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest. His paper, “Textron: The False Choice Between Financial Transparency and Litigant Confidentiality,” analyzes a recent First Circuit decision that penalizes a public company's financial transparency by allowing opposing litigants to discover documents prepared in conformity with regulatory requirements.

Jung was nominated for the contest by Herbert M. and Svetlana Wachtell Professor of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties Helen Hershkoff. "One of the most important public issues of the day is corporate accountability," says Hershkoff. "Chris's paper focuses on an aspect of this issue: whether a public company is required to disclose work papers that it has prepared in compliance with an independent audit. The fact that Chris selected this topic for his substantial writing requirement reveals his sophisticated understanding of finance, government regulation, and litigation practice. Chris's paper reflects  exceptional intelligence and analytic clarity, and in my view it richly deserved the ABA's prestigious recognition."

Jung’s prize included $2,500 and a trip to the ABA Business Law Section spring meeting in Boston, where he was recognized at the section luncheon.

Posted April 26, 2011