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Butler Snow ranked by Thomson Reuters Top Legal Counsel Review

Butler Snow announced that the firm has been ranked as a top 10 underwriter’s counsel firm nationally by the Thomson Reuters US Municipals Review for the first nine months of 2018. The firm ranked 10th in the category. Thomson Reuters ranks firms quarterly in a variety of self-reported statistics. The rankings signify how active firms are in the public finance ...

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Baker Donelson adds two associates in Jackson

Baker Donelson recently announced that it has added eight new associates across the Firm. The new associates and their primary areas of practice are: Jackson: Derrick S. Godfrey (Health Law) and R. Chris White (Advocacy) Tallahassee, Fla: Cody W. Short (Advocacy) Knoxville, Tenn.: Nicholas W. Diegel (Advocacy) Memphis: W. Preston Battle IV (New Litigator Group) Houston, Texas: Betty Q. Richmond ...

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Mitchell to serve on Mississippi Bar Association committee

Butler Snow announced that Benjamin L. Mitchell has been selected to serve a two-year term as a member at large on the executive committee of the intellectual property, entertainment and sports law section of the Mississippi Bar Association. The section’s purpose is to educate and inform members of the latest developments in a variety of intellectual property areas, including trademarks, ...

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Timothy M. Lupinacci elected as next chairman and CEO of Baker Donelson

LUPINACCI Baker Donelson has elected Timothy M. Lupinacci to serve as the Firm’s next chairman and chief executive officer. A shareholder in the Birmingham office of Baker Donelson, Mr. Lupinacci is chair of the Financial Services Department, a member of the Firm’s board of directors and former managing shareholder of the Birmingham office. He will assume the role of chairman ...

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Wisor named president of National Association of Bond Lawyers

Dee Wisor Butler Snow announced Dee P. Wisor has been elected president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) for the 2018-2019 year. Wisor’s term began Sept. 26 during the NABL’s annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop. “We congratulate Dee on this significant appointment,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Dee’s election to this position underscores his talent and ...

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Welch receives 2018 Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice Award

Maron Marvel attorney Colleen S. Welch (middle) has received the 2018 Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice Award from the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, in recognition of the pro bono legal service she donates to advance the legal needs of children. Welch is pictured with attorneys Jennie A. Eichelberger (left) and Tammra O. Cascio (right) at MVLP’s Pro Bono Reception ...

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Republicans favor new federal regulation on sports gambling

House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. At a hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, GOP members expressed concerns Thursday about advertisements and online gambling platforms targeting minors, as well as the potential for match-fixing. “For Congress to do nothing is the worst possible alternative,” said Rep. ...

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New associates join Forman Watkins & Krutz

Forman Watkins & Krutz announced the additions of Taylor Herring White and Margaret McLaughlin to the Firm. Taylor Herring White joins as an associate in our Jackson office. She is a recent summa cum laude graduate from Mississippi College School of Law where she served on both the Law Review Executive Board and the Moot Court Executive board. Taylor received ...

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The light is always on at LawyerSmack

» Messaging platform gives lawyers a place of their own By TED CARTER Most lawyers aren’t comfortable discussing their work in public. But that changes when they click on a place exclusively for them, LawyerSmack.com. “It’s their water cooler,” says Keith Lee, a Birmingham lawyer and self-confessed tech geek who created the messaging platform two years ago from non-proprietary software ...

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