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.”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Jenny Harris Henderson Appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Jenny Harris Henderson, who practiced as a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division. Ms. Henderson was sworn in on February 16 at the Cumberland School of Law.
Employees or Independent Contractors: Who Cares?
Both the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service have decided to make the issue of misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor a high priority. Beyond the random audits and potentially significant financial penalties that can come from the intensified efforts of these federal agencies, the heightened visibility of the misclassification on the federal level has also alerted many states and their individual agencies to the issue.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Mabry Rogers Named Among Top Four 2015 BTI Client Service Super All-Stars
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner Mabry Rogers has been recognized as a 2015 BTI Client Service Super All-Star MVP for consistently setting “the standard for outstanding client service.” Mr. Rogers is among only four Super All-Stars selected among the year’s 54 All-Star MVPs.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Harold B. Kushner Named 2015 BTI Client Service All-Star
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner Harold B. Kushner has been recognized among the 2015 BTI Client Service All-Stars for consistently setting “the standard for outstanding client service.” Mr. Kushner is among 37 securities and capital markets lawyers and 354 attorneys overall to earn the national distinction in 2015.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Jason A. Walters Named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” for 2015
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner Jason A. Walters has been named
to the Birmingham Business Journal
’s 2015 “Top 40 Under 40
,” recognizing Birmingham’s up-and-coming business leaders. This year's honorees join a distinguished group of past winners who have gone on to become key leaders in the Magic City's business community.