A team from Burr’s appellate litigation group, including Birmingham partner Travis Ramey, Birmingham associate Emily Schreiber, and Columbia associate Grayson Lambert, filed a brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court involving rights-of-way for the pipeline and energy industry. The firm worked alongside South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan on the brief, which addresses issues with a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision affecting Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the ability to construct pipelines under the Appalachian Trail.
In a case before the United States Supreme Court, Burr attorneys Cheri Gatlin, Travis Ramey, and Devin Dolive served as part of the legal team for client Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC and argued against a non-party’s attempt to compel international arbitration in a case governed by the New York Convention. Outokumpu Stainless USA in Calvert, Alabama is part of a group of companies that is one of the world’s largest producers of stainless steel.
Burr & Forman recently claimed a victory for its client CIOX Health, LLC in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Faber, et al. vs. CIOX Health, LLC, Case. No. 18-5896 (6th Cir. December 5, 2019). Burr serves as national counsel to CIOX, one of the nation’s largest processors of requests for medical records.
Burr & Forman LLP recently represented Los Angeles-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates in securing a majority interest in the rapidly expanding Chicken Salad Chick franchisee. Brentwood Associates acquired the rights from Atlanta-based Eagle Merchant Partners.
Birmingham partner Derek Meek was recently named the 2020 Global President of the Turnaround Managing Association (TMA). Beginning January 1, 2020, Meek will serve a one-year term as president over the corporate restructuring organization, which boasts nearly 10,000 members internationally.
Burr & Forman LLP announces the election of six attorneys to partnership, effective January 1. The new partners include Columbia attorney Grayson Lambert; Fort Lauderdale…
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For the second year in a row, Burr & Forman has scored a 90 on the Corporate Equality Index (“CEI”), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (“LGBTQ”) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The firm’s score reflects a commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices.
As 2019 draws to a close and millions of people contemplate their resolutions for the new year, USCIS made good on their promise (discussed in our prior article) and announced the implementation of a new H-1B filing process for 2020. USCIS originally announced the change in early 2019, but delayed implementation. The new process significantly changes the H-1B petition timeline and requires employers to prioritize foreign national hiring decisions earlier than previous years.