Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Tripp Haston Named Among Leading Life Sciences Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal for 2015
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner Tripp Haston, co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Team, has been listed for Product Liability in the Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2015
. The selection identifies Mr. Haston as one of the world’s leading life sciences lawyers, according to the legal referral guide.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Ranked in Nashville Business Journal’s 2014 Corporate Giving Awards
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP ranked among the city’s leading corporate philanthropists in the Nashville Business Journal
’s 2014 Corporate Giving Awards. The firm placed third for volunteer hours per employee and sixth for cash giving per employee.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings to Host Mortgage Bankers Association School of Mortgage Banking Program in Nashville
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP will host the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) School of Mortgage Banking (SOMB) program at its Nashville office December 2-5. The four-day educational event provides training to mortgage banking professionals pursuing MBA accreditation. It will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the firm’s office located at Roundabout Plaza, 1600 Division Street, Suite 700.
Forty-Six Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 36 of the firm’s attorneys in its Jackson, Miss., and Nashville, Tenn., offices were named 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers, including seven who also were selected as among the region’s leading lawyers. In addition, 10 of the firm’s attorneys were named 2014 Mid-South Rising Stars in the region that covers Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
“We congratulate our attorneys who have received peer recognition and professional distinction as 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Adds 14 First-Year Associates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to welcome 14 attorneys as first-year associates. They join the firm’s offices in Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Nashville, Tenn.
“We welcome our new associates to the firm and look forward to their contributions in a number of key practice areas,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “Our first-year attorneys bring significant skills and knowledge and continue our firm’s tradition of attracting outstanding talent from some of the nation’s best law schools.”
Joining the firm in Birmingham:
Sarah Clark Hannah Joins Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Nashville
Continuing the growth of the Nashville office, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Sarah Clark Hannah has joined the firm as a partner practicing in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group, and also handling transactional matters in the Health Care Practice Group. She was previously a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Nashville.
Ms. Hannah represents both public and private companies of all sizes and stages of development, from start-ups to multinational corporations. She provides a full range of corporate transactional support to clients in matters involving mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, securities and corporate finance, and franchise and distribution.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Receives Top-Tier Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ 2015 Edition
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the 2015 Edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has awarded the firm its highest possible national ranking – Tier 1 – in two practice areas. In addition, the firm was ranked in the top tier for its metropolitan markets in 101 practice areas.
The firm received top national rankings for its Construction Law and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants practice areas. Listed below are the firm’s metropolitan Tier 1 rankings across all of the firm’s offices that were recognized.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner John Parker Sweeney Named DRI President
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner John Parker Sweeney was named President of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 25. Sweeney has served as a DRI Director since 2008 and as a DRI Officer since 2001. He has served as DRI President Elect since last October.
“We are very proud of John’s work with the DRI, and extremely pleased that his leadership skills have elevated him to this position,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “His depth and breadth of experience will serve the organization well.”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings ‘Highly Recommended’ and 43 Attorneys Listed as Leading Litigators in 2015 Benchmark Litigation Guide
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been “highly recommended” in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and “recommended” in North Carolina in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation. The publication also recognized 43 of the firm’s attorneys as either litigation “stars” or “future stars.”
“We are honored to be well represented in the 2015 Benchmark Litigation guide and thankful for the praise that we receive from our peers and clients,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “It is gratifying to see this recognition for the high level of service our attorneys provide to clients.”
Robert M. Couch Quoted in Law360 Article Regarding the Impact of Recent Federal Regulatory Changes on the Housing Market
Robert Couch was recently quoted in a Law360
article entitled "New Mortgage Rules Complicate Fannie, Freddie Endgame." The article explores new federal regulations, finalizing a risk-retention rule that will exempt banks from holding a five-percent stake in mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, furthering the stagnation of private companies’ and investors’ participation in the housing market.
“There are lenders interested in providing mortgages to borrowers who may not meet the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s qualified mortgage standard or Fannie and Freddie’s requirements for purchasing loans, but they want to avoid keeping them on their books,” said Couch, current Housing Commissioner for the Bipartisan Policy Center and former Ginnie Mae President, adding, “The status quo becomes even more entrenched in the system… As a friend of mine says, inertia is gaining momentum.”