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LAW ELEVATED — Trump administration issues executive order barring issuance of new foreign work visas

On Monday, President Trump signed a Proclamation suspending the issuance of new employment-based visas in an effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country. The ban restricts the issuance of certain H-1B, H-2B, J trainee, and L intracompany visas. The Proclamation suspends entry into the U.S. by certain H-1B, H-2B, J and L visa-holders, as well as those ...

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Butler Snow ranked by The Legal 500 U.S. for pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work

The Legal 500 U.S. has ranked Butler Snow nationally for its pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work. The firm was one of only 30 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide for Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense. For the third consecutive year, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of only ...

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ORLANDO R. RICHMOND — Why I resist casual Friday and other thoughts on diversity and inclusion: A black partner’s perspective

I knew that I was going to be pulled over and that part of the encounter was entirely appropriate. I was speeding early one morning on a two-lane highway near my home when a highway patrolman passed me in a curve traveling in the opposite direction. He quickly disappeared over a hill and had not activated his blue lights. Just ...

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As businesses reopen, customer risk questions come to forefront

By TED CARTER Lawyers who work liability lawsuits took notice when Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized the risks for Mississippians flocking back to salons, shops, restaurants, gyms and other businesses allowed to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reeves said the reopening has a tradeoff of potentially bad health consequences for economic survival. “There will be risk should you choose to go ...

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Bringing back your workers? Prepare for gumbo of rules and regs

By TED CARTER A Mississippi business owner who brings back or hires new workers amid the coronavirus pandemic must sort through a mish-mash of federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines. But the strictures can be a business owner’s life preserver both commercially and legally. Or they can be the very thing that sinks the enterprise, say lawyers who ...

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Butler Snow’s Luther T. Munford receives award for distinguished legal writing

Butler Snow attorney Luther T. Munford has been named a “2020 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” winner by the Burton Awards. The prestigious honor is awarded to only 30 articles from nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 largest law firms. Munford received this award for his article “No Way Around It: The Need for Federal “Permission and Assistance” Can ...

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Chambers USA 2020 ranks 44 Butler Snow attorneys and 15 categories

Butler Snow has announced Chambers USA 2020, the prestigious, independent legal industry referral guide, has ranked 44 of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their fields. The firm has also been ranked in 15 categories. Chambers USA ranks the top attorneys and law firms across the United States. Rankings for individual attorneys are based on their practice area(s), and evaluation of ...

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TODD SMITH — Expert tips for working remotely

How are you doing in our remote work, social distancing, quarantined world? I know it’s been a great exercise in adaptability for the workforce and students across the world in our coronavirus era. Lindsey Pollak, a speaker and author of “The Remix,” together with her assistant, Eileen, who have succeeded in a remote work environment for more than five years, ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Working remotely during COVID-19:  Data security risks

With more employees working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic come increased data security risks. Phishing emails are the leading cause of business data breaches, and according to Google, scammers are sending 18 million hoax emails about COVID-19 to Gmail users every day. So far, we have seen the following phishing emails specific to the COVID-19 pandemic: To sign up for ...

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Butler Snow’s Edney admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Butler Snow attorney Andrea La’Verne Edney has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The fellows were inducted before an audience of 561 during a ceremony at the college’s 2020 spring meeting in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting, held March 5-8, had a total attendance of 679. “This is ...

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