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
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 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

DOJ Reaffirms Role in Healthcare Antitrust Enforcement - Government Enforcement Update

In a speech before the American Bar Association’s Antitrust in Healthcare conference, held last week in Virginia, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Barry Nigro offered the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) most recent statement on…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Criminal Law, Health

A Wish for Nonexistent Cheap Drugs Is Not Standing to Sue

The recent releases of highly effective, and highly priced, drugs to treat chronic diseases has bred a spate of efforts by activists to disenfranchise drug developers of their patent rights. One recent chapter is instructive, as…more
 /  Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOJ Announces New Policy about “Piling On” and Discusses the Role of Compliance in Corporate Enforcement - Government Enforcement Update

In a pair of recent speeches, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new Department of Justice (DOJ) policy aimed at encouraging coordination among DOJ and other enforcement agencies and avoiding “unfair duplicative…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law

Well, He Wrote Me a Letter: USCIS Provides Update on Initiatives under the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order

In April 2017, three months after taking office, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, which confirmed that his administration would be taking a tough stance on business immigration,…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Does This Arbitration Agreement Make Me Look Sexist? The Moving Target of Using Arbitration Clauses

The Supreme Court Says Yes to Arbitration and Class Action Waivers - With its 5-4 ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court delivered a seemingly big win for employers. The Supreme Court held that employees’…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court to Regulators: You Can’t Trump the Federal Arbitration Act

In a 5-4 decision along ideological lines, the Supreme Court has upheld a controversial tool used by employers to stop class action lawsuits before they start: contractual provisions requiring employees to bring individual…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Important Small Business Eligibility Rules Go into Effect on May 25, 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a very important, but under-the-radar, “technical correction” to its regulations pertaining to recertification of a federal contractor’s status for Multiple Award…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

Sensitive to the Touch: The Evolution of U.S. Biometric Privacy Law - DRI's For The Defense Magazine

By now, you have no doubt seen countless articles, blog posts, and commentaries—admittedly, some that I have authored—speaking to the flood of legislation and litigation arising due to growing concerns over biometric privacy. An…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

GAO Clarifies Rules For Conflict Of Interest Waiver Protests

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently issued a decision in which it clarified the rules regarding bid protests that challenge an agency’s organizational conflict of interest waiver. As discussed below, the GAO’s…more
 /  Government Contracting

The Supreme Court Will Soon Weigh in on Class Arbitration and Cy Pres Issues

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear two important cases next year involving important issues for class action lawyers and the clients they serve. In Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela, the Supreme Court will decide “whether the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Reunited and It Feels So Good—The DOL’s Opinion Letters Are Back (Part 3 of 3)

When Lump-Sum Payments to Employees are Earnings for Garnishment Purposes - Welcome to Part 3 of our series on the Department of Labor’s three new opinion letters. We previously looked at the opinion letters on FMLA…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Taxes Some Incentives - ACREL News & Notes

Section 118 provides “[i]n the case of a corporation, gross income does not include any contribution to the capital of the taxpayer.” The regulations promulgated under Section 118 under prior law provide, with respect to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

New Limitations on Deductions for Interest Payments May Impact Many Family Businesses

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limits the ability of many businesses to deduct interest payments. Under prior law, any interest expense was generally deductible. Now, many businesses are prohibited from deducting any interest…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation

Some Fed. Circ. Guidance On Patent Pleading Standard - Law360

After having its complaint for patent infringement dismissed for failure to state a claim and being denied its request to file an amended complaint in the Middle District of Georgia, Disc Disease Solutions turned to the Federal…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Overlooked Changes To Patent Cooperation Treaty Practice - Law360

The recent Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. case brought to light a little-known quirk in how national stage patent applications affect the length of one’s patent term. That case involved a drug company losing five days of patent…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade
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