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Birmingham Bar Association Summer 2016

News Attorneys In The News On January 21, 2016, Melanie Merkle Atha, with the law fi rm of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP was elected Melanie Merkle Atha President of the Global Collaborative Law Council (GCLC). Richard P. Carmody, a leading bankruptcy law attorney with the law fi rm of Adams and Reese, has been named the inaugural Adams and Reese Senior Pro Bono Fellow in a new fellowship program recently launched by the fi rm. Bradley Arant partner Jim Archibald has been invited to join the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL), and Michael Denniston has been invited to join the Alabama Law Foundation’s Fellows program. Jim Archibald Michael Denniston For the seventh consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Th e law fi rm is ranked 32nd on the prestigious list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Lisa W. Borden of Baker Donelson has received the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s 2016 John Minor Wisdom Lisa W. Borden Public Service and Professionalism Award which honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of justice in their communities. Burr & Forman LLP announces that Ed Bowron, managing partner of the fi rm’s Mobile offi ce, has been elected as secretary of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA), putting him in line to serve as president of the organization in 2019. Bradley Arant partner Brad Lard has received one of JD Supra’s inaugural Readers’ Choice Awards, Bruce Ely has been appointed Co-Chair of the New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation (SALT), and Stuart Maxey has been selected as one of Th e M&A Advisor’s 2016 Emerging Leaders. Daniel Sparks, partner at Christian and Small, has been appointed to the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Board of Directors. Christie Borton of Maynard Cooper & Gale was named the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham’s “Big Sister of the Year.” Christie Borton Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that the fi rm has been ranked as one of the top law fi rm’s on BTI’s recently released Brand Elite 2016, a report revealing the law fi rms with the best brands according to top General Counsels and legal decision makers. Bradley Arant is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation has named the fi rm the 2016 “Firm of the Year” in Alabama and Tennessee, and attorney Mabry Rogers has been recognized as a 2016 BTI Client Service All-Star MVP in the realm of construction and procurement law. Brad Lard Stuart Maxey Like us on Facebook! The Birmingham Bar has a Facebook page! 33 Birmingham Bar Association


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