Meet the Lieutenant Governor
Join the attorneys of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP for a one-hour lunch presentation by The Honorable Tate Reeves, Lieutenant Governor, State of Mississippi. The Lieutenant Governor will provide an overview of the recent legislative session and discuss future issues.
Beau Grenier Quoted in NLJ Article on Diverse Economy in Birmingham
Beau Grenier, chairman and partner in the Birmingham office, was quoted in the National Law Journal
article "A Diverse Economy is Beginning to Attract Newcomers." Beau cites the industries of biotech, software and emerging technology companies as a push in the local economy.
5/21/2013 & 5/22/2013
Did I Really Write That? Offer Letters, Performance Evaluations, Discipline & Discharge FMLA Overview & Update
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings will be hosting its "Breakfast with Bradley" seminar on Tuesday, May 21 in our Nashville office and Wednesday, May 22 in our Birmingham office with video-conferencing to our offices in Huntsville, Montgomery and Jackson. Matt Lonergan and Chuck Mataya will be presenting on May 21 in Nashville. Warne Heath and Will Manuel will be presenting on May 22 in Birmingham.
Tripp Haston to Speak at IADC's European Regional Conference in Brussels
Tripp Haston, a partner and co-chair of the Life Sciences Industry Team at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, will address the International Association of Defense Counsel's European Regional Conference on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Haston will be the sole American attorney to speak at the conference and will address collective litigation procedures and recent trends, a current focus in European legal circles. The International Association of Defense Counsel is an invitation-only global professional association for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests and Mr. Haston serves as a member of its Board of Directors.
Sixty-Eight Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named 2013 Alabama Super Lawyers
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 68 of the firm’s attorneys have been named Alabama Super Lawyers and 26 were tapped as Alabama Rising Stars for 2013. The lists recognize leading attorneys in the state. They are listed in the May 2013 issue of Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine and in a special section of the May 2013 Business Alabama magazine.
Each year, only the top 5 percent of all attorneys in Alabama are named as Super Lawyers. They are selected through peer nominations and evaluations along with third-party research. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same with the exception of peer evaluations. Rising Stars must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or fewer. No more than 2.5 percent of all Alabama lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.
Birmingham Partner Chris Christie to speak at Rhodes College Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Induction Ceremony
J. S. “Chris” Christie, a partner in the Birmingham office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, will be the honored speaker at this year’s Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony for the Rhodes College chapter in Memphis, Tenn. The ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Hardie Auditorium located on the campus.
Mr. Christie, who received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes, was the second recipient of the school’s prestigious Peyton Nalle Rhodes Phi Beta Kappa Prize, the college's highest academic honor. Each year, the Prize is given to the graduating senior who has best demonstrated an exceptional combination of scholarship, creativity, achievement, and a commitment to the liberal arts.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. The list recognizes leading attorneys in the D.C. metropolitan area.
The firm’s attorneys named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers for 2013 are: Emil Hirsch (Business Litigation), Douglas L. Patin (Construction/Surety), Stephen R. Spivack (Criminal Defense: White Collar), John Parker Sweeney (Class Action/Mass Torts), Robert J. Symon (Construction/Surety), and T. Sky Woodward (Class Action/Mass Torts). They are listed in the April 28, 2013 Washington Post Magazine and the November 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition magazine.
5/20/2013 - 5/23/2013
ALCARH 25th Anniversary
Paul Compton, partner in the Birmingham office, will be a speaker at the Alabama Council for Affordable & Rural Housing 25th Anniversary meeting in Destin, Florida.
Tennessee 2013 Tax Legislation & Current Developments
Join the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings tax and government relations team for breakfast on May 15th for an update from the Tennessee General Assembly, including an analysis of recently enacted tax legislation, a discussion of what to expect from the legislature in 2014, and other current tax developments in Tennessee.
Five Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named to Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 “Best of the Bar” List
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 “Best of the Bar” list in the “Large Firm” category. They are: Jay Hardcastle, Lela Hollabaugh, Patricia Head Moskal, Todd Presnell, and J. Thomas Trent, Jr.
Health Care Attorney Travis Lloyd Returns to Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that health care attorney Travis G. Lloyd has joined the firm as an associate in the Nashville office. This marks a return to Bradley Arant Boult Cummings for Mr. Lloyd, who was with the firm prior to serving in his most recent position as an associate for Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.
“We are pleased to welcome Travis back to Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and our Health Care Practice Group,” said firm chairman Beau Grenier.
5/3/2013, 5/17/2013, 5/24/2013, 5/31/2013
2013 Construction Seminar: Getting Paid on a Construction Project
The Construction Lawyers of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is hosting a complimentary seminar on critical information everyone in the construction industry needs to know:
- Key Payment Contract Clauses
- Insurance and P&P Bond Claims
- Mechanics Lien Claims
- Top 10 Payment Mistakes Made
12th Annual Tennessee Commercial Real Estate Seminar
Ann Cargile, Mark Miller, Bill Norton, Peter Sales, Charlie Sanger, David Taylor, and Bryan Thomas, all in the Nashvlle office, will be the speakers at the 12th Annual Tennessee Commercial Real Estate Seminar.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Named a Top Patent Firm for 2013 By Intellectual Property Today
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has once again been named a Top Patent Firm by Intellectual Property Today in the magazine’s 2013 ranking. This annual list ranks firms according to the number of utility patents issued in the previous year.
“Our continued presence on this prestigious list denotes the trust that clients put in us to protect their inventions,” said Frank M. Caprio, who chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. “Patents are the life blood of today’s economy, and we are honored to help our clients protect and leverage their significant investments in innovation.”
4/17/2013 - 4/18/2013
How Data Privacy Issues Affect Your Business
Amy Leopard and Chuck Mataya, both partners in the firm's Nashville office, along with Chris Cummins from Kroll Advisory, will present "How Data Privacy Issues Affect Your Business" in Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee.
Essential Updates for Insurance Brokers in Mississippi
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is hosting an event regarding insurance brokers in our Jackson, MS office on April 11, 2013.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Recognized as “Top Rated Lawyers”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that more than 90 attorneys from the firm’s Birmingham office have been recognized by Birmingham’s Legal Leaders
as “Top Rated Lawyers.” A partnership between Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM, the largest publisher of legal media including The American Lawyer
and The National Law Journal
, this list recognizes attorneys based on their AV-Preeminent® Ratings.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partners Dylan Black and Roy Campbell Named 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partners Dylan C. Black and Roy D. Campbell, III have been named 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars. The annual national ranking lists only those attorneys singled out, unprompted and by name, during extensive interviews with corporate counsel at the world’s largest organizations. Only 307 attorneys from around the United States made this year’s list.
“We congratulate Dylan and Roy on this singular achievement,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “That clients would name them specifically when asked about client service speaks volumes about their unmatched dedication to meeting and surpassing client expectations. As a firm, we are very proud of their inclusion in this prestigious ranking.”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Dylan Black Receives ABA Outstanding Subcommittee Chair Award
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Dylan C. Black has been given an Outstanding Subcommittee Chair Award from the ABA Section of Litigation. The award recognizes Mr. Black’s work as Chair of the 50-State Survey Subcommittee of the Professional Liability Litigation Committee, particularly his involvement as co-editor of “The Law of Lawyers’ Liability,” a 50-state survey of the law of legal malpractice. He will receive his award on April 25 during the 2013 ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference in Chicago.
“This award recognizes Dylan’s hard work and dedication to giving back to the practice of law,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “We congratulate him on this achievement.”
Appellate Practice in the Mississippi and Federal Courts
Margaret Cupples, William Purdy and Michael Bentley, all in our Jackson office, will be presenting at the Appellate Practice Section of The Mississippi Bar's "Appellate Practice in the Mississippi and Federal Courts." This is the first seminar from this Section and is eligible for 6.0 hour CLE credit, including 1 hour for ethics.
Does Your Cyber Resilience Plan Include Understanding Cyber Threats From Both Within and Without Your Organization?
Revelle Gwyn, a partner in the Huntsville office and John Grimes, with UAB, will be speakers at the event, which is taking place in our Birmingham office.
For many businesses, institutions, and government facilities the question is not whether they will suffer a cyber disruption, but when and how they must be prepared to detect, assess, defend, and defeat it. Join the litigation team of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP for a 90 minute presentation.
4/1/2013 - 4/2/2013
Homeownership Built to Last Symposium
Rob Couch, partner in the Birmingham office, was one of two panelists for the Homeownership Built to Last Symposium
on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The topic for the panelists was "The Role of Mortgage Finance in Financial (In)Stability."
Michael Pennington Quoted in Law360 article
Michael Pennington, partner in the Birmingham office, was quoted in the Law360 article "Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Comcast Ruling."
Chuck Stewart to appear on Housing TeleVideo Network
Chuck Stewart, partner in the Montgomery office, worked with HTVN (Housing TeleVideo Network) to produce two shows entitled “Americans with Disabilities Act in Practice, Protecting the PHA and Yourself in Section 504 Cases, Dealing with Physical, Mental, and Cognitive Disabilities.”
Anne Yuengert Comments on High Court's Oxford Ruling
Anne Yuengert, a partner in the Birmingham office, is quoted in the Law360
article, "High Court's Oxford Ruling May Devastate Class Arbitration." She comments on the Oxford ruling making class arbitration less likely. If an arbitration agreement does not contain a clause about class arbitration, it cannot be pursued.
Mike Pennington Comments on U.S. Supreme Court CAFA Ruling
A Law360 article titled “High Court’s CAFA Ruling Carries Danger for Defendants” examined the U.S. Supreme Court’s March 19, 2013, ruling in The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Greg Knowles
. The high court’s ruling reinforces the Class Action Fairness Act’s goal of ensuring that big-dollar, interstate class actions remain in federal court. Mike Pennington, chair of the firm’s Class Action Team, provided commentary on possible pitfalls for defendants, despite Standard Fire’s victory in the case.
Birmingham Partner Alex B. Leath Named to Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives Editorial Board
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Alex B. Leath has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives. Published by Thomson Reuters, the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives is a leading publication providing tax professionals with essential information and analysis regarding the latest developments in multistate taxation.
Mr. Leath will help coordinate the publication’s coverage of tax incentives and related issues. He will also contribute articles to the journal.
BABC Finalist in 2013 Nonprofit Awards Program
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP was named a finalist in the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2013 Nonprofit Awards program, which recognizes nonprofit organizations and the businesses that support them. Through its charitable foundation, the lawyers and staff of the firm annually donates more than $1,000,000 and volunteers an average of 25,000 hours. For more information on the BABC Foundation, visit www.babc.com/BABC_Foundation
Rod Kanter Comments on New Tax Increment Finance Law
In a March 15, 2013, online article, partner Rod Kanter, along with state officials, commented on a new Alabama law which broadens tax increment financing in the state. The “Major 21 Century Manufacturing Zone Act” allows any Alabama city to create a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) zone for a variety of industries if they invest at least $100 million on a site larger than 250 contiguous acres. Kanter focuses his practice on public finance and economic development and is resident in the Birmingham office.