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BTI Ranks Butler Snow as a Leading Firm for Pharmaceutical Companies

Butler Snow has been named a Leading Core firm for the pharmaceuticals industry in the BTI Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries list. The ranking places the firm in the top five percent of all law firms with regard to client relations within the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Butler Snow was ...

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Bradley Partner Margaret Oertling Cupples elected as American Law Institute member

Margaret Oertling Cupples, the managing partner of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Jackson office, has been elected as a member of the American Law Institute, a leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law. A member of Bradley’s Appellate, Litigation and Environmental Law practice groups, Cupples focuses her practice on civil ...

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Working Mother Names Baker Donelson One of the 2017 “Best Law Firms for Women”

Baker Donelson has been named by Working Mother magazine as one of the 2017 “Best Law Firms for Women” in recognition of using best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. The annual list recognizes 50 U.S. law firms for their policies in the advancement of women and for the implementation of work-life balance initiatives. At Baker Donelson, female attorneys ...

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Fisher Phillips Recognized by Working Mother magazine and Law360 as among the Best Law Firms for Women in 2017

Fisher Phillips has been recognized by both Working Mother magazine’s 2017 list of the 50 “Best Law Firms for Women” and Law360’s “Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys,” which both recognize U.S. firms implementing best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers and fostering environments committed to achieving that success. To be selected to the Working Mother list, firms completed ...

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Wendy Huff Ellard receives American Bar Association’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” Award

Wendy Huff Ellard, a shareholder with Baker Donelson, has been named a recipient of the 2017 American Bar Association “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” award. The annual award, presented by the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division, recognizes 40 young lawyers nationally who “exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.” Ellard ...

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Butler Snow Hires Gandy, Egger for Administrative Positions

Patricia C. Gandy has joined Butler Snow as the firm’s first full-time pro bono counsel and Susan Davis Egger the firm’s chief human resources officer. Gandy most recently served as the founding director of the Mission First Legal Aid Office, established by Mississippi College School of Law and Mission First, Inc. With this position, Gandy and her team provided civil ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: The Passing of LIBOR

The death knell for LIBOR officially sounded on July 27, 2017, when the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority broadcast it would cease maintenance of the internationally-used interest rate benchmark beyond December 31, 2021.  The surprise announcement was surprising only as to the timing of the press release and the sunset date.  The Wall Street Journal dissed the rate back in 2008 ...

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Phelps Dunbar Jackson partner Tommy Siler inducted as College of Labor and Employment Lawyers fellow

Tommy Siler, managing partner of Phelps Dunbar’s Jackson office who focuses his practice on labor and employment law, has been elected as a new Fellow of 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. The 22nd installation of ...

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Meis, Faerber join Baker Donelson global team

Sebastian Meis and Felix Faerber have joined Baker Donelson’s Atlanta office in the Firm’s Commercial Transactions and Business Counseling Practice Group. Sebastian joins as a shareholder, and Faerber is a member. Meis is a cross-border transactional corporate attorney licensed in the U.S. and Germany. Faerber represents domestic and international clients in areas including corporate and partnership law, cross-border transactions, mergers, ...

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Witness says video key to prosecutor’s case wasn’t altered

A witness Wednesday refuting claims that someone tampered with a video recording key to a criminal case against the prosecutor in Mississippi’s largest county. Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is charged with hindering prosecution and illegally advising a defendant. Video expert James Griffin testified that — contrary to Smith’s claims that someone altered a video of the defendant’s ...

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