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Delta State instructor honored with by national accounting group

Dr. Gwen Meador, an instructor of accountancy at Delta State University, is a recipient of the 2018 KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance (GIWB) Section of the American Accounting Association. KPMG is an international company providing audit, tax and advisory services. Meador’s dissertation, “Ethical Decision-Making Accounting Competencies: Practitioners’ Perspectives,” examines ethical competencies necessary for a ...

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James D. Holland elected president of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Page Kruger & Holland attorney James D. Holland has been elected President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA). The ADTA is an organization of defense lawyers which accepts members by invitation only, with only one prime member in any city with a population of less than 1 million. Holland is a trial attorney with experience litigating and trying ...

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Stephen Huwe joins Butler Snow in Ridgeland

Butler Snow has announced that Stephen P. Huwe has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office, and will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation group. Most recently, Huwe was an Assistant Vice President and Legal Officer for a regional bank. Prior to that time, he practiced with a Jackson firm and handled product liability, personal injury, construction and ...

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Baker Donelson announces newly elected shareholders in Mississippi

Baker Donelson has elected 11 new shareholders across the Firm, including two attorneys in its Jackson office: Nakimuli O. Davis-Primer and Sterling Kidd. This year’s class of new shareholders is comprised of more than 50 percent women, making it the fourth consecutive year women have made up nearly or more than half of the Firm’s newly elected shareholders. Additionally, nearly ...

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Julian Miller joins Bradley’s Jackson office as associate

Julian D. Miller has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cumming LLP’s Jackson office as an associate. A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Miller focuses his practice on a variety of civil litigation matters. Most recently, Miller was an attorney at Butler Snow LLP in Jackson. Previously, he served as judicial law clerk to Judge T. Kenneth Griffis Jr. of the ...

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Bradley counsel Graves honored as a Woman Of Legal Tech 2018

Tiffany M. Graves of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been chosen for the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s distinguished Women of Legal Tech list of 2018. This annual acknowledgement celebrates women who stand out in the legal tech field, and reinforces the ABA’s commitment to diversity by encouraging more women to join. Graves was selected based on her accomplishments ...

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With an eye on future Carr Riggs moves into new digs

By NASH NUNNERY The notion  of accountants as ‘bean counters’ huddled together in a cramped office crunching numbers and preparing tax returns is an antiquated stereotype. It certainly doesn’t apply to the Ridgeland office of Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors. The array of services that CRI and many nationally-known CPA firms offer is growing exponentially. Beyond audits and ...

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Attorney Brehm Bell relies on reputation to attract personal injury clients

By BECKY GILLETTE Most personal injury attorneys use large billboards and extensive television advertising to attract clients. Attorney Brehm Bell instead relies on his reputation garnered from 25 years of legal work in the Hancock County area. “I’m very fortunate in that I don’t have to put up billboards or run ads on TV,” Bell said. “Most of my clients ...

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ANALYSIS — Ponzi schemes and controversial clawback claims against investors

  Many have called Madison Timber Properties, LLC the largest Ponzi scheme in Mississippi history. The scheme involved more than one hundred million dollars in investments and hundreds of investors spanning many years. The scheme has attracted the attention of national media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Forbes. Now, in the wake of the scheme’s ...

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Who’s Who Legal recognizes 10 Butler Snow attorneys

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal. Christy D. Jones has also been named to Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018, ranking third in the Americas by the publication in the categories of life sciences and product liability. Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018 brings together the insight, expertise ...

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