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Amy Elder appointed to International Association of Gaming Advisors leadership role

Amy Kebert Elder of Baker Donelson has been appointed to serve as chair of the International Association of Gaming Advisors’ Americas Advisory Committee. Elder will be responsible for coordinating IAGA’s conference in association with the American Gaming Association at the Global Gaming Expo and also advise how the IAGA should represent American issues at the 2018 IAGA Annual Gaming Summit ...

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Adkerson School of Accountancy earns national reaccreditation

Mississippi State University’s Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy has been reaccredited for another five years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). MSU is among 186 institutions around the world that hold accreditation for both its accounting program and business school. AASCB accreditation is the highest marker of excellence in business education. The accreditation standards require ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — The one U.S. Supreme Court opinion to read in 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court’s regular term ended Friday, June 30, 2017, and the nine lifetime Justices began their summer recesses. A vacant seat and a perceived 4-4 ideological split clouded expectations in October when the court term began.  Six months into the session, Justice Gorsuch joined the bench in a televised swearing-in ceremony conducted by swing-vote Justice Kennedy at the ...

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Trump nominates Hurst and Lamar as Mississippi prosecutors

President Donald Trump announced his choices Thursday to become the top federal prosecutors in Mississippi. In the southern half of the state, he selected Mike Hurst, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Republican who lost a 2015 election for Mississippi Attorney General to Democratic incumbent Jim Hood. In the northern half of the state, Trump is tapping William “Chad” Lamar, ...

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Butler Snow attorney Christy D. Jones named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Christy D. Jones of Butler Snow has been selected as a member of the 2017 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The Lawdragon 500 is an annual guide to America’s leading lawyers. Selections are made from a combination of editorial research, law firm nominations and online nominations, and are limited to no more than 500 lawyers in the country. Jones ...

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Bradley Partner W. Rodney Clement named to Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2017

W. Rodney Clement, a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Jackson office, has been named by Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2017 as among the world’s leading real estate attorneys. Clement concentrates his practice in commercial real estate and secured transactions. Who’s Who nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice ...

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Konschnik Joins Butler Snow

Kristin E. Konschnik – an experienced U.S. and international transactional tax attorney – has joined Butler Snow, expanding its London office. Konschnik will be a member of the firm’s Business Services and Tax Groups, focusing her practice on cross-border tax and transactional matters for both individuals and corporations. Konschnik has experience advising individuals and their companies on U.S. and international ...

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HORNE LLP promotes nine Ridgeland team members

HORNE LLP, an accounting and business advisory firms, recently announced the promotion of Ridgeland team members Roxanne Anderson, Jasmine Brown, Caitlin Glover, Elizabeth Ford, Ali Garrison, James Bellipanni, Clark Shearer, Justin Poole and Scott Dawkins. Both promoted to senior manager, Anderson serves on the service transformation team and Dawkins serves on the public and middle market team. Brown was promoted ...

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Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can start enforcing a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judge’s decision that had blocked the law. U.S. District Judge ...

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