Tampa Attorneys Bob Glenn and Mark Hanley Named to Florida Trend’s 2015 Legal Elite Hall of Fame
Bob Glenn and Mark Hanley were recently named to Florida Trend
magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Honorees of this prestigious group were chosen by their peers as among the most highly regarded Florida-based attorneys.
Stuart Lott Appointed Vice-Chair of ABA Young Lawyers Minority Committee
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Jackson attorney Stuart P. Lott was appointed to serve as a 2015 - 2016 Vice-Chair of the Minorities In the Profession Committee (MIPC) of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the American Bar Association (ABA). His term will commence on September 1 and run through August 2016.
Tom Trent Named an American College of Real Estate Lawyers Fellow
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that J. Thomas Trent, Jr., a partner in the firm’s Nashville office, was named a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). The widely respected members of ACREL are elected to fellowship based on their legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Tampa Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s Tampa attorneys have been chosen as 2015 Florida Super Lawyers, including two named to the Tampa Bay Top 50 list and one named to the Florida Top 100 list.
“The firm congratulates all of our 2015 Florida Super Lawyers,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “This recognition highlights the distinguished reputations and practices of the attorneys in our Tampa office, and further affirms our expansion into the Florida market since the Tampa office launch this past January. Such distinction reflects the depth of our services and the high level of talent that we continue to offer to our clients.”
Simon Bailey Receives JYL’s Pro Bono Service Award
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Simon Bailey, an associate in the firm’s Jackson office, was chosen for this year’s Jackson Young Lawyers Association’s (JYL) Pro Bono Service Award. Mr. Bailey was recognized for generously donating over 50 hours of his time to several local pro bono projects. Mr. Bailey also served as chair of JYL’s Pro Bono Committee, spearheading such pro bono projects as Lawyers in the Library and the Wills for Heroes program for Jackson area first responders that took place on June 4 at the Jackson Police Department’s Training Academy.
Haydn Richards, Jr. Quoted in Law 360 on Litigation and Home Closing Overhaul
Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Attorney, Haydn Richards Jr. was recently quoted in Law 360 regarding the new litigation in the wake of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s restructuring of the home closing process. Richards said the new standards change the closing process for a home sale not only for lenders but for all those involved, and on a shorter timeline than before.
"Not only is it impacting all of the origination functions, but you’re also bringing in different third parties like title insurers and real estate brokers," said Richards
Data Breach Notification Requirements and Strategies
Join Paige Boshell and Judd Harwood from the Firm's Privacy and Information Security Team on June 17. They will discuss federal and state legal notice requirements applicable to businesses that have experienced a data breach involving consumer information. They will recommend strategies for determining whether or not notices to consumers and law enforcement or governmental agencies are required and how to implement those notices effectively. The focus will be on businesses generally, and on financial institutions and healthcare entities more specifically.
Register to attend the webinar.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Receives Nashville Bar Association Diversity Leadership Award for 10th Consecutive Year
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce its recognition as a 2015 Nashville Bar Association (NBA) Diversity Committee Leadership Award recipient. This marks the 10th consecutive year that the firm has received the award for demonstrating “a continued commitment to enhancing diversity and access to professional success.” Awards were formally presented at the NBA’s annual Law Day event on May 1.
Dana Lumsden Quoted in American Banker Regarding CFPB, DOJ’s Increased Scrutiny of Redlining Practices in Lending Industry
Dana Lumsden was recently quoted in American Banker in an article which examines the Department of Justice’s and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s increased scrutiny of redlining, a discriminatory practice in which lenders deny or charge more for services provided within specific geographic areas. Both agencies cite the fallout from the financial crisis as the reason for the increase in redlining.
Seven Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named to Nashville Business Journal’s 2015 “Best of the Bar” List
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2015 “Best of the Bar” list in the “Large Firm” category. They are: Jay Hardcastle
, Lela Hollabaugh
, Sam Lipshie, Patricia Head Moskal
, Bob Patterson
, Todd Presnell
, and Thor Urness.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Defends Its Title as Huntsville’s “Brightest Company”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has won the title of Huntsville’s “Brightest Company” for the second consecutive year in the 2015 Alabama’s Brightest Company Charitable Trivia Competition, hosted by Impact Alabama. Attorneys David Mixon, Scott Burnett Smith, Angela Holt, Tim Cummins, and Ben McArthur accepted $10,000 for the Huntsville office’s chosen charity, the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program (MCVLP).
Over 100 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Lists
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that across all of the firm’s offices in the state, 101 attorneys were listed as 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, with 72 of the firm’s attorneys listed as 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers, including four named to the Top 50 list and one selected as among the Top 25 Women. In addition, 29 lawyers at the firm were named to the 2015 Alabama Rising Stars list, which recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys.
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.