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.
Burr’s Labor Team recently represented Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) against a complaint filed by Region 10 of the National Labor Relations Board. The complaint alleged that MBUSI violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening an employee for engaging in protected, concerted activity and for polling employees about particular activities.
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 attorney Bill Lawrence was recently named “Alumnus of the Year” by The Donoho School. Each year, The Donoho School recognizes a graduate who has…
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Burr recently hosted a “Diversity & Inclusion in Today’s Business World” panel at the University of Alabama School of Law alongside attorneys from Honda Manufacturing and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
The panel, in which over 50 students attended, included two Burr Birmingham attorneys, James Roberts and Caroline Page, alongside two in-house counsel; Erica Sheffield from Honda Manufacturing and Steven Nichols from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
While students across the country are getting ready for spring break, school districts are already preparing to hire teachers for the next academic cycle. Many districts are suffering from a nationwide teaching shortage and are increasingly turning to foreign nationals to fill open positions. Federal immigration laws now permit certain school districts to file H-1B petitions throughout the year which has drastically reduced some of the challenges of hiring and retaining qualified teachers.