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Mississippi narcotics agents sue over pay raises

Twenty-five current and former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents who say they weren’t given raises mandated by state law are suing two officials and the bureau. The Clarion-Ledger reports the lawsuit was filed last week against the bureau, Director John Dowdy and Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher. The lawsuit says Dowdy and Fisher intentionally failed to give fiscal officials necessary information to ...

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Butler Snow named to American Bar Association list

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Health Law Section has recognized Butler Snow in its Seventh Annual Regional Top 10 Law Firm Recognition list. The firm ranked fifth in the South region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. This award individually recognizes the top 10 law firms in each region (Northeast, Southeast and DC, South, Midwest ...

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Julian Miller joins FormanWatkins

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP has announced the addition of Julian D. Miller to their Jackson office. Miller graduated cum laude from The University of Mississippi School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where he was a staff writer for Harvard Political Review, as well as Remix Magazine. While at Harvard, Miller was a Ron Brown ...

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Balch & Bingham named to Forbes list

Balch & Bingham LLP has announced its inclusion in the first-ever Forbes 2019 list of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms.” Additionally, the firm is one of only 19 law firms nationwide to receive the “most recommended for” designation for banking and financial services. Balch is one of fewer than 250 law firms, out of the thousands of firms across ...

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Baker Donelson recognized among Top 100 Law Firms for Women

Baker Donelson was named by Women Inc. magazine to its “Top 100 Law Firms for Women” list. For inclusion in the list, which celebrates female leadership and representation in the legal industry, firms were selected using criteria such as prior recognition, recruitment, community outreach and industry prominence. Through its Women’s Initiative, Baker Donelson has implemented numerous key initiatives designed to ...

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Adams and Reese attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America

Adams and Reese announced the inclusion of attorneys throughout the firm’s regional footprint in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, the firm was top-listed in Banking and Finance Law in Mississippi, noting the greatest number of lawyers from a single firm in each practice area. In City awards, the Jackson office was recognized in Banking and ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Why you need cyber insurance and what you should know

3,813 – that’s the number of reported data breaches tracked through June 30, 2019, putting 2019 on track “to be the worst year on record for data breach activity,” according to the 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report, conducted by Risk Based Security. This is an increase of 54 percent over 2018 figures during the same time period. The average ...

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FormanWatkins welcomes associates to Jackson office

Amber Stewart, Chelsea Lewis, and Patrick Fields are new associates to the FormanWatkins Jackson office. Amber Stewart received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and her B.A. from Mississippi State University. The art of communication and a passion for people are what drove Amber to the practice of law. While studying communication and public relations in college, Amber ...

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George Medlock, Jr. joins Bradley

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that George D. Medlock, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner and as the firm’s first Director of Inclusion and Diversity. He is based in the firm’s Birmingham office. In this newly created role, Medlock will oversee the firm’s inclusion and diversity efforts, including working with existing firm committees focused on the ...

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Balch & Bingham named to Forbes list

Balch & Bingham LLP has announced its inclusion in the first-ever Forbes 2019 list of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms.” Additionally, the firm is one of only 19 law firms nationwide to receive the “most recommended for” designation for banking and financial services. Balch is one of fewer than 250 law firms, out of the thousands of firms across ...

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