Cyber Risk Management Post-Breach Panel Discussion
Co-Leader of the firm’s Privacy and Information Security Team, Paige Boshell, will serve as a panel speaker in a presentation on post-breach cyber risk management at the 7th Annual Southeastern Cyber Security Summit in June 2015. Hosted by Cyber Huntsville and the North Alabama Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (NAC-ISSA), this year’s two-day summit is focused on “Cyber Training, Education, and Workforce Development for the Evolving Cyber Threat” and will bring together commercial and Federal-sector communities to address the most up-to-date cyber security issues.
Nine Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Selected to 2015 Washington Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Lists
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that nine attorneys in the firm’s Washington office were named to the 2015 Washington, DC Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.
"It is an honor for our Washington attorneys to be singled out by Super Lawyers as among the leading lawyers in the District,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “We congratulate them on this recognition."
Haston to Lead Global Products Seminar in London
On April 20, 2015, Tripp Haston of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP will lead a seminar in London, England entitled Global Litigation Patterns for Global Products
. Mr. Haston serves as President of the International Association of Defense Counsel, which is sponsoring the event together with the British Institute of International & Comparative Law. Speakers will include attorneys from the U.K., the U.S., Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Australia.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Named a Top Patent Firm by Intellectual Property Today
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been listed as a “Top Patent Firm” for 2014 by Intellectual Property Today
magazine. Firms are ranked according to the number of issued patents obtained in the previous calendar year. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’s number of issued patents continues its steady growth rate with a 15 percent increase in 2014.
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.”