Housing Finance Reform Insight from Robert Couch in National Mortgage News
National Mortgage News
recently cited Robert M. Couch’s commentary regarding the current temperature of the mortgage lending industry. “While the new policies demonstrate the Obama administration's willingness to address the mortgage industry's future, the overtures have come too late in the president's tenure to spark more comprehensive reforms,” said Couch at the Regional Conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association held in Atlantic City, N.J., this week.
Amy S. Leopard Appointed to Law360’s 2015 Health Editorial Advisory Board
Amy S. Leopard was recently appointed to Law360
’s 2015 Health Editorial Advisory Board. The advisory board is comprised of thought leaders in the field of health care law, who provide Law360
with industry insight and editorial feedback on its coverage of legal news and trends in health care.
Four Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named B-Metro magazine’s “Stars of the Bar” for 2015
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s lawyers have been selected by B-Metro magazine as “Stars of the Bar” for 2015.
The firm’s attorneys who were recognized as among the Birmingham’s leading attorneys for 2015 are Patrick Darby, Joseph B. Mays, Jr., Kevin C. Newsom, and Hobart A. McWhorter, Jr.
Bruce Ely Quoted in Law360 Regarding Supreme Court “Amazon Tax” Ruling
Bruce Ely was quoted in a Law360
article entitled “Attorneys React To Supreme Court ‘Amazon Tax’ Ruling,” exploring the significance of the high court’s decision in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl et al
., ruling that the Tax Injunction Act does not bar a lawsuit brought by the Direct Marketing Association, a trade association of retailers. The suit challenges the enforcement of the Colorado “Amazon tax” law imposing reporting requirements on out-of-state online retailers’ Colorado-based purchases.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner John Parker Sweeney Testifies Before Congress on Class Action Reform on Behalf of DRI
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner and current DRI president John Parker Sweeney led a DRI delegation in testifying before Congress on class action reform on Feb. 27.
Mr. Sweeney’s testimony focused primarily on the need to remedy litigation where there are no-injury plaintiffs, the use of cy pres in award distribution, and the removal of class action suits to federal courts.
Andy Robison, Panelist in BBJ’s Table of Experts Series
Chair of BABC’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Family-Owned Business Team, Andy Robison was recently interviewed in the Birmingham Business Journal
’s Table of Experts series. “Insights into Mergers & Acquisitions” features a panel of industry leaders discussing critical issues related to mergers and acquisitions—including current trends in the M&A environment, questions to ask when considering a merger or acquisition, tax ramifications of an acquisition, and common challenges during the M&A process.
Todd Presnell Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Regarding Attorney-Client Privilege
Todd Presnell was recently quoted in Bloomberg BNA
’s Corporate Counsel Weekly
in an article which explores the ramifications of a recent decision in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In an employment discrimination case, the court denied the employer Unitek Global Services Inc.’s motion for a protective order. Judge Lawrence F. Stengel held that despite the fact that the plaintiff, Carolyn Casey, led Unitek’s risk management and safety departments, they were separate from the company’s general counsel. The court added that “Unitek points to no evidence that it sought Ms. Casey's legal advice or opinion.”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Mabry Rogers Among 2015 Client Choice Awards Winners
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner Mabry Rogers has been recognized for excellence in client service by the International Law Office and Lexology’s 2015 Client Choice Awards. Mr. Rogers is one of only seven attorneys in Alabama and among 187 throughout the United States and 414 worldwide to receive the honor this year.
Five Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Listed in The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2015
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been listed in The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2015
. The attorneys are Birmingham, Ala. partners James W. Gewin and Tripp Haston; Montgomery, Ala. partner Charles (“Chuck”) Stewart; and Nashville, Tenn., partners William F. Goodman, III and Lela Hollabaugh.
Jennifer F. Brinkley Joins Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Huntsville
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer F. Brinkley has joined the firm’s Huntsville office as counsel and a member of the Construction and Procurement Practice Group and Government Contracts Practice Group. Previously, she was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for defense contractor VENCORE (formerly QinetiQ North America) in Huntsville.
Robert Maddox Interviewed in Mortgage Banking Magazine
“Robert Maddox has been on the front lines during much of the servicing litigation and enforcement actions over the last decade,” writes author Janet Reilley Hewitt in Mortgage Banking
magazine’s interview with Robert Maddox. “Notably, he represented GMAC (now Ally Bank) during the many months leading up to the massive National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) between the top five servicers and 49 of the nation’s attorneys general. His trial practice has led Maddox to trial and appellate courts in more than 40 different states from Florida to California.”