Burr & Forman LLP announces the addition of Hilton Head-based partner Bret Pruehs and counsel Jennie Cerrati.
We are pleased to announce the launch of BurrSportsLaw.com as a resource center for college athletes. The site includes information about the name, image and likeness (NIL) rules adopted by the NCAA and several state legislatures and the firm’s 12-member, multidisciplinary sports law team. The team includes attorneys from a variety of legal and college athletic backgrounds, who provide counsel on marketing, licensing and other agreements. The team, which includes NFLPA certified contract advisors, has represented professional athletes in marketing and other deals, negotiated NIL contracts with NCAA coaching legends, represented professional sports organizations, and negotiated deals with major sporting television networks.
In remarks at SEC Speaks, SEC Investor Advocate Rick Fleming mused that the “gamification” of securities trading might pose an undue risk that exploits a potential loophole in Regulation Best Interest.
Burr attorneys Mike Lucas and Meryl Cowan successfully defended an aerospace manufacturer before a three-judge appeals panel. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a suit alleging sex discrimination in its handling of severance pay after an office closure.
On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force released guidance detailing COVID-19 vaccination and other pandemic-related workplace safety requirements for federal contractors in accordance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden on September 9, 2021. The Executive Order itself broadly outlined which contractors were covered by the mandate and discussed the process for implementation, but contained few specific details of the requirements.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting challenges facing health care providers, compliance with fraud and abuse laws has not been waived. While some enforcement actions have been “paused” due to difficulties in conducting face-to-face interviews and convening grand juries, and the Government has temporarily “relaxed” certain regulatory restrictions to facilitate pandemic response efforts, there appears to be a recent increase in investigations, settlements and convictions…
India Vincent, Burr & Forman’s Chief Privacy Officer and Chairwoman of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group, was profiled in a…
Reprinted with permission from the Birmingham Medical News. This article originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of the Birmingham Medical News. The article may…
Burr & Forman hosted a virtual program on the topic of Women in Leadership. Burr & Forman’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Tamika Walters, moderated a diverse panel of female CEOs and General Counsel, including: Lindsey Miller, CEO and founder of Battle Republic, Staci Pierce, CEO and former GC of Action, Tara Plimpton, GC of Regions Bank, Teresa B. Wilson, City Manager of Columbia South Carolina. Panelists shared their inspiring paths to leadership, including obstacles they overcame, their strategies for success, and insights on how to make the path to leadership more equitable for all.
Beginning October 1, 2021, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all applicants applying for lawful permanent residence (i.e. green card) with some exceptions. Specifically, all green card applicants who receive their medical examination from a designated civil surgeon/panel physician (“Physician”) on or after October 1, 2021 must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series and provide documentation of vaccination.