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In The NEWS Attorneys In The News ▲Gaines Gault Hendrix, P.C. recently established a fi rm-wide initiative designed to provide volunteer opportunities for all employees and to support employees in their own voluntarism. “While many of our employees volunteer their time to support non-profi t organizations, we realized that some chose not to do so because volunteer service might require taking time off from work. We wanted all of our employees to have the fl exibility to volunteer without having to use their vacation time,” says Rad Gaines, the fi rm’s founding partner. “GGHgives is our way of supporting those eff orts.” Baker Donelson has been named a winner in the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Th e annual awards recognize the industry's leading M&A dealmakers. Th e M&A Advisor is recognized as the world's premier leadership organization for mergers and acquisition, restructuring and corporate fi nance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services from offi ces in New York and London. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Frederic L. Smith Jr., a partner in the fi rm’s Birmingham offi ce, has been named by Who’s Who Legal as among the world’s leading mergers & acquisitions (M&A) practitioners. Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC of counsel Elizabeth H. Huntley has been named a 2017 “Women Who Shape the State” honoree by Th is is Alabama. Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton; LLP is pleased to announce that its Managing Partner, Leon D. Ashford, has been named as a fi nalist in Th e Birmingham Business Journal’s 2017 CEO Awards. Leon Ashford Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the fi rm received 55 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings for its practice areas in Birmingham in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." In addition, the fi rm was named the nation’s “Law Firm of the Year” for Construction and also garnered a Tier 1 national ranking for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants. Burr & Forman LLP announces Birmingham and Montgomery partner Derek F. Meek was appointed vice president of chapter relations for the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Executive Board. Fifteen Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC attorneys have been named “Litigation Stars” in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Th e publication also ranked Lightfoot as a “Highly Recommended” fi rm in the state of Alabama, and founding partner Sam Franklin is listed as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.” Ogletree Deakins is pleased to announce that the fi rm has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for the seventh consecutive year by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. Only one law fi rm in each practice area receives this designation. In the 2018 edition of the list, Ogletree Deakins is named the “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation - Labor & Employment category. Additionally, fi rm’s Birmingham offi ce earned metropolitan “First Tier” practice area rankings in three categories: Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the fi rm’s attorneys Tripp Haston, Lela Hollabaugh and Lindsey C Boney IV have been named by Who’s Who Legal as among the world’s leading life sciences practitioners. All three are listed in the Product Liability section of the Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2018. Stephen Gidiere, partner in the Balch & Bingham’s Birmingham offi ce and co-chair of the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), at the organization’s annual meeting on October 28, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina. ACOEL is a professional association of approximately 250 distinguished lawyers who practice in the fi eld of environmental law. Th e Baker Ober Health Law Group has been Frederic Smith, Jr. 36 Birmingham Bar Association


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