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LAW ELEVATED — The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution

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The race is on for the commercialization of Autonomous (driverless) Vehicles (AV’s) – Google hopes to get there by 2020. You have probably noticed the almost daily news stories and television segments about AV technology. The reality is that the technology is here (subject only to being fine-tuned), but the regulatory scheme is causing some delays. In other words, our ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Paying for software development? Make sure you own it!

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In a digital society dominated by the saying, “there’s an app for that,” copyright protection is essential. Paying to have a work created does not automatically vest ownership of the copyright in the paying party. When making the decision to hire an individual to develop software either as an employee or independent contractor, companies must address ownership before work commences. ...

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2 elected to bar groups

Two Butler Snow attorneys have been elected to leadership positions by local bar associations. Meade W. Mitchell is president of the Capital Area Bar Association and John H. Dollarhide is president of the Jackson Young Lawyers Association. Mitchell’s term runs until May 31, 2017. Capital Area Bar Association serves Hinds County in Mississippi and the surrounding metropolitan areas. Dollarhide’s term ...

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Steve Edds and Sue Fairbank join Butler Snow in Ridgeland

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Steve Edds and Sue Hicks Fairbank have joined Butler Snow’s public finance group in Ridgeland. “Both Steve and Sue bring tremendous talent to the firm and we’re honored to have them join our team,” said Don Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Our public finance group has been growing steadily and intentionally across the country the last few years and ...

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Smith joins Butler Snow

Lea Ann Smith has joined the New Orleans office of Butler Snow. Smith will practice with the firm’s product liability group. She received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law. Smith is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana. Smith focuses her practice on benzene, chemical and mold exposure ...

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Butler Snow goes big for new chief operating officer

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By JACK WEATHERLY  L. Howard Belknap comes to Butler Snow, Mississippi’s largest law firm, from Baker & McKenzie – year in and out at the top of the list of the world’s biggest. Belknap (the k is silent) last week was named chief operating officer of the Ridgeland-based firm. It may come as a surprise, but he is not a ...

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Butler Snow’s space functions as civic, arts center

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Butler Snow continues to grow as a major regional law firm. And that includes its Ridgeland headquarters in the 200 Renaissance at Colony Park, where it soon will complete occupation of the top five floors. And while the law firm has 10,000 active files, according to Chairman Don Clark, 50,000 people a year avail themselves of its ...

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Jones named to Lawdragon

Christy D. Jones of Butler Snow has been selected as a member of the 2016 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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LAW ELEVATED: Mississippi: Uber has arrived

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One of the most exciting developments of the recently concluded 2016 legislative session was the passage of legislation to welcome ridesharing companies like Uber to Mississippi. In case you have not experienced a ridesharing service such as Uber in Jackson or in other markets around the country, they usually entail connecting people who need a ride with a certified driver ...

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Butler Snow law firm names Belknap as new COO

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The Butler Snow law firm has named L. Howard Belknap as its chief operating officer. The firm announced the news in a press release Wednesday. Belknap’s most recent position was at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he also served as COO and as executive director of the firm’s New York office. Before that he was director of ...

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