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ALJ Honored with Five Emmy Nominations

Aug 01, 2017

The American Law Journal television program garnered five Emmy® nominations for broadcasting excellence, the third consecutive year for multiple honors.  Program topics included gerrymandering, employment in the 'gig' economy, and equal pay for women. See below for lawyers on nominated programs.

UPDATE, September 9, 2017- ALJ received two Emmy awards:

  • In the new Politics/Government category for gerrymandering programming and 
  • Best in the discussion/interview program category.

View details here.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Region announced the nominations Tuesday, August 1 at simultaneous Emmy® Mid-Atlantic events. In 2015 and 2016, The American Law Journal took home three Emmy® statuettes. The program now has 14 nominations, 2015-2017.

Of the five, three nominations were in the categories interview discussion specials/series, politics/cultural feature segment, and one for host/moderator.

The Emmy nominations are:

  • "The Virtual Employee in the 'Gig' Economy"

  • "Gerrymandering: Why We're Mad at Washington" 

  • "Gerryrigged!: Is Redistricting Killing Our Democracy?"

  • "Professional Women at Work: 78 Cents on the Dollar"

  • Christopher Naughton for Broadcast Excellence in Performance as a Host/Moderator 

Click upper left for complete playlist

Executive Producer and host Christopher Naughton is recognized with five nominations. Senior Producer Valerie Jones, Director of Production Andrew Schaeffer, Director Joel Keeler and Feature Reporter Gina Passarella Cipriani each received four nominations. 

"Aside from an outstanding, dedicated and talented team," says Naughton "we wouldn't be here without exceptional legal talent and the law firms that contribute to our compelling constitutional conversations."

Also nominated in the categories are CBS and NBC affiliates (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York), PBS (Pittsburgh, New York), Telemundo and others. 

View all NATAS MidAtlantic Emmy 2017 Nominations. There were 332 entries vying for nominations in 80 Emmy Award categories this year.

Emmy® award winners will be announced September 9 at a gala awards ceremony in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  


Lawyers & Others on the ALJ-Nominated Programs


Twenty attorneys appeared on the nominated programs:


"Gerrymandering: Why We're Mad at Washington" & "Gerryrigged! Is Redistricting Killing our Democracy?"

George Badey
Badey, Sloan & DiGenova
Hon. Lisa Boscola
Pennsylvania Senator (D)
Rajiv Parikh Genova Burns
Hon. David Parker Former Pennsylvania Representative (R)
Matthew Scoble Formerly with Common Cause, Election Protection & Voting Rights
In the feature report:  
Brian Cannon
Executive Director, OneVirginia2021
Prof. David Cohen Drexel University Kline School of Law
Special thanks to WCVE-PBS, 
Richmond, VA & OneVirginia2021 
Excerpts from the documentary "Gerryrigged! Turning Democracy on Its Head"

"The Virtual Employee in a 'Gig' Economy"

Robin Bond Transition Strategies
Anthony Haller (has appeared on two previous Emmy award-winning ALJ programs) Blank Rome
James Quiggle Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
Michael Salmanson Salmanson Goldshaw
Jonathan Younger
Agile Talent Collaborative
In the feature report:  
Shannon Liss-Riordan Lichten & Liss-Riordan
Valerie Jones The American Law Journal, Senior Producer


"Professional Women at Work: 78 Cents on the Dollar"

Kristine Grady-Derewicz Littler Mendelson
Anthony Haller (has appeared on two previous Emmy award-winning programs) Blank Rome
Gina Passarella The American Lawyer Magazine, ALJ Feature Reporter
Mary Tiernan EEOC, Philadelphia
In the feature report:  
Nancy O'Mara Ezold The Ezold Law Firm
Michael Homans Flaster Greenberg
Roberta Liebenberg Fine, Kaplan and Black
Michael Salmanson Salmanson Goldshaw
Deborah Weinstein The Weinstein Firm


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