BABC Congratulates Haston and Sweeney on New Leadership Roles

BABC Congratulates Haston and Sweeney on New Leadership Roles

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner John Parker Sweeney has been named President of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco on October 25. In addition, Tripp Haston was named President of the IADC, the International Association of Defense Counsel, at its annual meeting in Vienna, Austria in July 2014. Both the DRI and the IADC are highly prestigious legal organizations committed to promoting professionalism in the legal community and upholding the excellence of the civil justice system.

“We congratulate John and Tripp on these significant distinctions,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “These honors illustrate the tremendous respect that both gentlemen have earned through their hard work, professional excellence, and leadership skills.”


Paul Compton Quoted in Asset Securitization Report Regarding Disparate Impact

Paul Compton was recently quoted in an Asset Securitization Report article, entitled “How Disparate Impact Creates Liability for Securitizers.” The article outlines how “disparate impact,” a controversial legal theory on discrimination, will impact consumer lending and the possible liabilities it places on securitizers. The disparate impact theory is currently being challenged and, in this article, legal practitioners discuss the ramifications the doctrine will have on the industry at large.

Jonathan R. Kolodziej Quoted in PaymentsSource Regarding Impact of CFPB Proposal on Virtual Currency Providers

Jonathan Kolodziej was quoted in PaymentsSource regarding the impact that a recent prepaid proposal by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau might have on virtual currency providers, such as Bitcoin. “If the proposal were ultimately enacted 'as is,' consumers of this new broad class of products would be afforded considerably more protections than what they receive today. The CFPB's proposed amendments to Regulations E and Z would certainly broaden the scope of what is considered a 'prepaid account' under the current law,” said Kolodziej.