Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Ranked Among Top Law Firms in BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team 2014
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a leader in client service in The BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team 2014. The survey ranked the firm 53rd among 650 law firms that serve large companies, a significant jump up in the list from previous years. This year, only the top 336 firms earned BTI’s designation as providing “superior client service.”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings ‘Highly Recommended’ in 2014 Benchmark Litigation Guide
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked “highly recommended” in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
. In addition, the firm was ranked as “recommended” in North Carolina and 32 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as litigation “stars” or “future stars” in the annual guide to leading U.S. litigation firms and lawyers.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Garners Top Rankings in 2014 U.S. News - Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the 2014 edition of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has ranked the firm in the top tier nationally in three practice areas and in Tier 1 for individual metropolitan areas in 101 practice areas.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Named Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year By Birmingham Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Program
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the Birmingham Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program (BBVLP) has named the firm as the 2013 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. The award recognizes the firm’s ongoing efforts to ensure equal access to justice and the legal system for all citizens of Alabama.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Welcomes 19 First-Year Associates
“We welcome our first-year associates who will bolster our services to clients in multiple key practice areas across all of the firm’s offices,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “These individuals possess diverse backgrounds and experiences and continue the firm’s tradition of attracting talented young attorneys from many of the best law schools in the nation.”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ John Parker Sweeney Elected DRI President
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner John Parker Sweeney was elected President Elect of DRI -- The Voice of the Defense Bar at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago on October 19. Sweeney, who has served as DRI Vice President since 2011, will become DRI President in October 2014.
An Insider’s Guide to Government Enforcement: Compliance, Investigations, and Defense Strategies
Please join Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s white collar practice group and an esteemed set of government, industry, and compliance leaders for a unique half-day government enforcement seminar and reception
. Business and government increasingly intersect. As a result, businesses of all sorts – whether traditional government contractors, participants in government programs, or recipients of federal funds – must navigate a complex, often unfamiliar world of government enforcement.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Receives Corporate Giving Award from Nashville Business Journal
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce the firm is one of the inaugural recipients of the Nashville Business Journal
Corporate Giving Awards. Honorees were selected based on money and hours of service donated per employee. Last year, the firm’s Nashville office donated $6,888 and 39 hours of service per employee.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Receives Birmingham Business Alliance’s “Small Business Champion of the Year” Award
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that it received the Birmingham Business Alliance’s (BBA) “Small Business Champion of the Year” award at the 2013 Small Business Awards banquet on October 1. The firm was recognized for its long-standing advocacy of small businesses.
BABC Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement with Special Seminar
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings proudly hosted a CLE seminar on Thursday, September 27, at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events that occurred in Birmingham in 1963 as part of the Civil Rights Movement. Bill Baxley and Doug Jones, two prosecutors who bravely brought to justice three of the four Klansmen responsible for the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church on Sunday morning, September 15, 1963, were our speakers.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Awards Four 2013-14 Diversity Scholarships
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to award diversity scholarships to four law students for the 2013-14 year. The recipients are Kobi Ankumah, Stanley Blackmon, Rhojonda A. Debrow Cornett, and Jasmine Kelly.
Dana C. Lumsden Named Managing Partner of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Charlotte Office
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced today that Dana C. Lumsden has been named managing partner of the firm’s Charlotte, N.C. office. Mr. Lumsden, a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Financial Services and Intellectual Property practice groups, took on his new role September 3.
Law360 Chats with Robert Maddox in Rainmaker Q&A Series
recently interviewed Robert Maddox, partner in the Birmingham office and chair of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation and Regulatory Compliance Team, asking what it takes to be a rainmaker. In the article, Mr. Maddox shares his early business development efforts that led to becoming a rainmaker. He also talks about what it takes to stay on top in the legal industry.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner J. David Stewart Named Washington and Lee University Alumni Association President
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner J. David Stewart, chair of the firm's Governmental Affairs Practice Group, has been elected president of the Washington and Lee University Alumni Association.
Fritz Spainhour Receives First Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce associate Fritz Spainhour as the first recipient of the Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service. The recognition includes a cash award of $10,000 to Mr. Spainhour’s designated charity, the Jones Valley Teaching Farm.
One Hundred and Eighty Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Edition
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 180 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
, the oldest and one of the most highly regarded referral publications in the legal profession.
Eleven Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2014 “Lawyers of the Year”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by Best Lawyers as 2014 “Lawyers of the Year.” Only a single attorney from each legal practice area is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” in a designated metropolitan area.
David Joffe and Gordon Nichols to Speak at the Southern Employee Benefits Conference Employee Benefits Symposium in Birmingham
Two BABC partners, David Joffe and Gordon Nichols, will participate in a panel discussion regarding the use of automatic contribution and automatic escalation features in 401(k) plans as a way of helping plan participants increase their retirement readiness at the sold-out Southern Employee Benefits Conference (“SEBC”).
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Advises Zilkha Biomass Energy in $5.3 Million Financing to Renovate Former Dixie Pellets Facility in Selma
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to have served as lead counsel to Zilkha Biomass Energy in a deal with U.S. Bank, Stonehenge Capital Company, and AMCREF Community Capital that will provide $5.3 million in federal and Alabama State New Markets Tax Credit equity financing. The funds will allow Zilkha Biomass to transform an existing facility in Selma, Alabama, into the world’s first full-scale Zilkha Black Pellet plant.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings to Participate in White House Ceremony Marking 50th Anniversary of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP will participate in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. this week marking the 50th anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Birmingham partner Dylan C. Black, who sits on the Lawyers’ Committee Board of Directors, will represent the firm at the event on Thursday, August 1. President Obama is expected to attend and address those gathered.
Birmingham Business Journal Names Bradley Arant Boult Cummings City’s Most Admired Professional Services Firm
For the second year in a row, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been named Birmingham’s most admired professional services firm
by the Birmingham Business Journal
. The publication compiles the annual Most Admired Companies ranking based on surveys of Birmingham’s business leaders. This year, survey respondents noted Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is a “corporate citizen” with “high standards” and “a broad range of experience.”
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Tripp Haston Named IADC President-Elect
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that, during its annual meeting in Hawaii, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) elected partner Tripp Haston to serve as its President-Elect for the coming year. He will become IADC President in July 2014 at its annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Haston has served the IADC as a member of its Board of Directors since 2010.
Who’s Who Legal Names 14 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys to 2013 List
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2013
. The list identifies the top legal practitioners in the world in 32 areas of business and commercial law.
John Hargrove Named a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner John W. Hargrove, chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, has been elected as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Named Among Fastest-Growing U.S. Law Firms
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP was named one of the five fastest-growing U.S. law firms between 2008 and 2012 in a recent American Lawyer Magazine article
. The story focused on how the country’s law firms weathered the recession.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Recognized as Largest Firm in Birmingham
The Birmingham Business Journal reported on the firm's growth in the past year, noting it is the largest firm in Birmingham according to the 2013 National Law Journal 250 list.
Two Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Attorneys Named 'Life Sciences Stars’ by LMG Life Sciences
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partners Tripp Haston and Kevin C. Newsom have been named “Life Sciences Stars” in the LMG Life Sciences 2013 guide for their outstanding work in the industry. The guide also recognized the firm for its product liability work.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Again Garners High Rankings in Annual Chambers USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have again received top recognition from the prestigious legal industry referral directory Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
. The 2013 edition lists 59 of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their practice areas and awards high rankings to several practice areas throughout the firm’s offices. Five of the firm’s attorneys were also named to the “Associates to Watch” and “Up and Coming” lists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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