BIRMINGHAM, AL—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys in Alabama have been elevated to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2023. The new partners are J. Mark Adams Jr., Stanley E. Blackmon, J. Daniel Feltham Jr., Jake M. Gipson, Carolyne Jones Hess, Nicole B. Jones, and Sarah Sutton Osborne.
Mr. Adams maintains a diverse general litigation practice defending product liability and life sciences litigation, toxic tort litigation, business torts and general commercial litigation. He received his J.D. from the University of Alabama Law School and earned his B.S. from Wake Forest University.
Mr. Blackmon concentrates his practice on high-stakes and appellate litigation throughout the federal and state court systems, with a focus on legal strategy, motion practice and appeals. He also represents clients at the U.S. Supreme Court and has litigated cases across the substantive spectrum, including pharmaceutical product liability, non-compete violations, commercial breach of contract, fraud and securities fraud. Mr. Blackmon earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his B.S. from Mississippi State University.
Mr. Feltham provides strategic counsel to privately held and publicly traded companies on a broad range of transactional matters, particularly in M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and general corporate matters. He also serves as outside general counsel to venture capital funds, private equity portfolio companies and family-owned businesses and has participated in numerous transactions across industries both domestically and internationally. A graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, Mr. Feltham earned his B.S. from Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.
Mr. Gipson is a member of Bradley’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and handles matters involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and unfair competition. He counsels clients in obtaining, managing, protecting, and defending various intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on patent and trademark litigation, and represents clients in federal and state courts throughout the country. Mr. Gipson assists clients with procuring patent and trademark rights, utilizing his background in engineering to help him understand his clients’ technologies. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law and received his B.S. from the University of Florida.
Ms. Hess represents public and private clients on a wide range of transactional matters as a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, counseling them on commercial real estate, real estate-based financing, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and other corporate matters. She provides strategic advice and represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and developers on acquisitions, development and leasing transactions throughout the country. Ms. Hess received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Ms. Jones is a member of Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services and Litigation practice groups. She focuses her practice on defending claims and advising financial institutions on compliance with state and federal regulations, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Ms. Jones has experience assisting clients in responding to and resolving government investigations by federal and state regulators. She earned her J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law and her B.A. from Bates College.
Ms. Osborne’s practice intersects government contracts law and complex civil litigation. She advises clients on a wide range of procurement and federal contracting matters, including compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)/ Export Administration (EAR) export regulations, intellectual property rights, Small Business Administration programs, state procurement law and federal grant issues. Ms. Osborne regularly represents contractors in litigation and in the prosecution and defense of bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims. She is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and earned her B.B.A. from The George Washington University.
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