Burr's Meryl Cowan Selected to 2024 Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum Class 18

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Burr and Forman is pleased to announce that Birmingham Partner Meryl Cowan has been selected to participate in the 2024 Alabama State Bar's (ASB) Leadership Forum Class 18.

The ASB Leadership Forum is an innovative leadership-training program providing participants with a rigorous education and training that includes leadership, ethics, and career development. It includes sessions that prepare participants for interaction and relationship-building with members of the legal, judicial, and legislative sectors, as well as diverse organizations and communities in the state.

"This is a well-deserved honor for Meryl, and we're proud that she has been accepted into the Leadership Forum," said April Mason, managing partner of Burr & Forman's Birmingham office."Her unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, coupled with her deep knowledge and expertise, have made her a true leader in the legal profession."

More than 500 ASB Leadership Forum alums now hold elected leadership positions in the state Legislature, firms, state bar, and other service groups.

Candidates for the ASB Leadership Forum are selected based on demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and service to their communities. Entry to the program is competitive, with approximately 40% of applicants chosen for the 25 positions each year.

Meryl is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment group and focuses her practice exclusively on representing employers nationwide in all aspects of labor and employment law, including litigation before federal state courts and administrative agencies. In addition to defending her clients in adversarial proceedings, Meryl regularly counsels employers in developing new human resources policies and confronting the challenges of the ever-changing workplace.

Meryl has dedicated her practice to helping clients deliver and ensure the highest quality to their employees and consumers while meeting and exceeding their business goals. Meryl is a proud supporter of women in law and is a member of the firm's Women's Initiative and Recruiting Committee.

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