Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

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The Clark Building
400 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203, United States
Phone: 205-581-0700
Fax: 205-581-0799
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Elections & Politics
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Video Guidance, Agency Guidance and White-Collar Trials [Video]

The Lord noted that the poor will always be with us, but He may as well have been speaking of federal agency guidance documents that are sometimes used against members of the regulatory community. Here is a short video about…more
 /  Criminal Law

Brand’s Memo and Dan’s Desk

Last month, then-Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand issued a memorandum to Department of Justice civil lawyers concerning the circumstances under which they may and may not use federal agencies’ “guidance documents” in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Health, Government Contracting

Jack Sharman discusses Rick Gates Plea on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams [Video]

Lightfoot partner Jack Sharman discusses the Rick Gates plea on MSNBC's "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams."…more
 /  Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

“Risk Management Lessons From an Opioid Trial”

The use of opioid medications to treat pain is at a watershed moment in the United States. Over the past three decades, opioids have become a standard and effective component of pain management for many practitioners. They…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health

Risk, Reward and Pain: Doctor Lessons from An Opioid Trial

Nope. No opioids here. Opioid medications continue to be in the news, as demonstrated by the recent nationwide state attorneys-general investigation. This situation only demands more attention from physicians and other…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Stethoscopes, Handcuffs and Pain

When does managing pain become a crime? And, what can a healthcare provider do to stay out of trouble in these days of the “opioid epidemic”, new federal legislation and the criminal prosecution of doctors?…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health

Electronic Medical Records and Federal Criminal Prosecution

Electronic medical records (or “EMR”) were supposed to be a boon to the provision of healthcare. As two Boston-area physicians point out, EMR are anything but a benefit..…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dante’s Guide: Preparing the Grand Jury Witness

...The grand jury witness finds himself or herself in a position not unlike that of the Italian poet at the beginning of his trek through the Divine Comedy. The federal grand jury is one of the most powerful, secret and peculiar…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Law Practice Products & Services

Pill Mills, Poppy Flowers, Dead Poets and the Human Resources Department

Having been through a seven-week federal criminal “pill mill” trial, I think a lot about enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act and its effect on physicians. Aggressive enforcement effects others in healthcare as well,…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Title IX: Fair Campus, Foul Weather

With Education Secretary Betsey Devos much in the news over possible changes to the Dear Colleague letter promulgated by the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights, this note by me and my Lightfoot colleagues Brandon Essig and Clint…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Elections & Politics

White-Collar Motive, Gun Crazy Movie

In 1950, producers Frank and Maurice King released Gun Crazy, a sometimes surreal Bonnie-and-Clyde story with an introverted, pacifist gun lover (Barton Tare, played by John Dall) and an English femme fatale sharpshooter (Annie…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Securities Law

Impeachment Lessons and The Midnight Special

This post will eventually test your affinity for the 1970s, which featured both Richard Nixon and The Midnight Special. The Special was formative in my teenage years, which explains a great deal. But first, many thanks to the…more
 /  Criminal Law, Elections & Politics

U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights’ jurisdiction in Title IX cases

The Issue - The Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) jurisdiction is broad. If an institution receives federal funds, to include student financial aid and grants, it is subject to Title IX and OCR’s authority. The most public, and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education

University of Louisville COI Report

On June 15, 2017, the Division I Committee on Infractions (COI) found that the University of Louisville committed multiple recruiting violations involving adult entertainment and prostitution between December 2010 and July 2014…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education
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