Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203, United States
Phone: 205.521.8000
Fax: 205.521.8800
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Two Opportunities for Student Loan Companies to Speak Up

Two recent requests from lawmakers have provided student loan servicers and originators the opportunity to comment on hot-button issues for the industry: The CFPB issued a Request for Information last week, seeking comments…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Education, Finance & Banking

Cybersecurity and Insurers

Whether it is a data breach of a corporation's computer systems or alleged hacking by foreign governments, Cybersecurity and Privacy issues seem to bombard us daily. As counsel for insurance companies, it is important to stay…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Encourages Advisors to Self-Report Fiduciary Violations by June 12, 2018

The SEC announced a self-reporting initiative for investment advisors who admit violations of the federal securities laws relating to certain mutual fund share class election issues while promptly returning money to harmed…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Have a Seat on the Couch -- Employers Can Require Mental Health Exams (Under the Right Conditions)

Mental illness in the United States’ adult population is on the rise. In fact, an estimated 8.3 million – roughly 3.4 percent of the population – suffer from serious psychological distress, which is generally defined as a mental…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

A Warning for Government Contractors: Sovereign Immunity

A recent Georgia appellate court decision serves as a stark reminder to contractors on government projects that sovereign immunity, though frequently disclaimed in the contract, may limit a contractor’s ability to recover. In…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Construction Law, Government Contracting

“I Need to Work from Home” — Telecommuting May Be Your ADA Reasonable Accommodation Alternative

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require you to allow telecommuting? If the employee’s job, like most jobs, involves attendance and teamwork as essential functions, the answer is likely no. However, more and more…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

How to Make It Rain… Eventually

DRI's For the Defense magazine, "Raising the Bar" column - After three years of law school and two long, grueling months spent studying for the bar, it never occurred to me that much of my future in “BigLaw” would hinge on…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Recovering Administrative Claims in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy and Title III of PROMESA

Municipal bankruptcies under Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. §§ 901-946 (Chapter 9), are rare. These cases are often filed to adjust bonded indebtedness and pension obligations. Congressional authorization for Puerto…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Potential Impact on Alabama If U.S. Supreme Court Approves South Dakota Economic Nexus Statute

To the surprise of many, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the State of South Dakota’s petition for writ of certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. et al., No. 17-494, on January 12. The case involves the constitutionality of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Taxation

Second Circuit Clarifies How Price Impact Can Be Rebutted at the Class Certification Stage in Securities Fraud Class Actions

Last month, in Arkansas Teachers Retirement System v. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., the Second Circuit vacated the Southern District of New York’s order certifying a class in a Rule 10b-5 securities fraud class action. At issue was…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Designing Clinical Studies To Avoid Regulatory Scrutiny

Practical advice following the Primex Clinical Laboratories settlement - Earlier this year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $3.5 million settlement against Primex Clinical Laboratories, a California laboratory…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Florida Statutory Limitation on Indemnity Does Not Apply to Excavation Subcontract on Utility Line Project

Fla. Stat. § 725.06 limits the scope of indemnification provisions in construction contracts. Specifically, the statute limits the ability of an indemnitee (e.g., owner) to require an indemnitor (e.g., contractor) to indemnify…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Government Contracting

The European Union’s GDPR Is Coming: Is Your Company Ready?

If you have employees or are doing business with individuals in the European Union, on May 25, 2018, you will be subject to some new regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a new, heightened standard for…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

How the New Tax Law May Impact Your Estate Plan

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “2017 Act”) which, among other items, made several changes to the federal wealth transfer tax system with respect to transfers occurring during…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Another Severance Agreement Bites the Dust: EEOC Continues Its Campaign against Provisions that Preclude Talking to the Government

Ever wonder why the severance agreement that I (or your other favorite employment lawyer) send you says “nothing in this Agreement prevents Employee from filing a charge with the EEOC” (or words to that effect)? I mean, isn’t…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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