Maynard Cooper has built a premier practice representing insurance companies in a variety of contexts throughout the country. Our clients include life, health, disability fidelity, property and casualty, as well as issuers of annuities and other non-traditional insurance products. We regularly counsel our clients on all aspects of their businesses, from regulatory compliance to product development to all types of litigation, including claims, coverage, bad faith and class action.
Our attorneys have deep ties to the insurance industry. We have current members who have served in executive management at insurance companies in the past, and former members of our firm who currently serve in such roles. We are heavily invested in the leading insurance industry groups, including the American Life Insurers Counsel and the American Council of Life Insurers. Among other things, our involvement in these industry groups allows us to stay in front of industry trends and regulatory changes.
Clients turn to us for many reasons, but generally they’re looking for guidance, confidence and insight. At Maynard Cooper, we develop strategies and solutions for clients that allow them to navigate the shifting currents in the industry.
Birmingham, Ala. – Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce the hiring of ten new associate attorneys in its Birmingham office, including: Bette K. Bradley, Alexander B. Feinberg, Andrea D. Germany, Charles M. Hartman, Vanesa Hernandez, Shema N. Mbyirukira, Jennifer Justice McEwen, Janine A. McKinnon, Eric M. Morris and David T. Newton.
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. Receives Superior Rankings in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 Best Law Firms Rankings
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. has received high rankings in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers inaugural “Best Law Firms Rankings” report. Eleven of the firm’s practice areas received National rankings, including: Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law (Management), General Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Labor Law (Management), Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Project Finance Law, and Venture Capital Law. Notably, Maynard Cooper was the only Southeast-based firm to receive a National First Tier ranking for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law.
Birmingham, Ala. – Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that Richard J. Davis has joined the firm’s Birmingham office as a Shareholder in the Securities Litigation Practice Group. Richard has represented financial institutions in class actions involving, among other things, online bond trading services and pricing of initial public offerings. He also has defended companies in customer arbitrations relating to suitability, churning and other alleged sales practice violations. Richard also is experienced in conducting internal investigations and handling government investigations.
Birmingham, Ala. – Twenty-three lawyers from Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. are recognized as leading lawyers in Alabama in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Maynard Cooper has also been ranked in all six practice areas listed in the Chambers USA 2010 directory. The six practice areas covered in the directory include: 1) Banking and Finance; 2) Bankruptcy/Restructuring; 3) Labor and Employment; 4) Litigation: General Commercial; 5) Corporate/Commercial and 6) Real Estate.
Birmingham, Ala. – Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that Barry Johnson Parker has joined the firm’s Mobile office as a Shareholder. Ms. Parker will be a member of the firm’s labor and employment, class action litigation, and complex litigation practice groups.
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. Welcomes C. Bradley Cherry, Todd H. Cox and Kathryn L. Dietrich To its Birmingham Office
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. Shareholder John N. Bolus Elected to the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association
Birmingham, Ala. - Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. shareholder John N. Bolus has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association. Bolus will serve a three year term.
Birmingham, Ala. - Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that eight former associates, Audrey Y. Dupont, Andrea M. Greene, Kathryn Roe Eldridge, C. Andrew Kitchen, E. Bryan Nichols, Mitesh B. Shah, Lee L. Sheppard, and Edward S. Sledge IV have been named shareholders of the firm. “All of these individuals have been outstanding members of our firm, and we are very pleased to have them join the shareholder ranks,” said Mark L. Drew, Managing Partner of the firm.
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that Amy Wilson Savoie has joined the firm Of Counsel. Ms. Savoie is practicing with the firm’s Insurance and Financial Services and Complex Litigation practice groups. Her practice includes defending insurance and financial service companies, while focusing on cases involving bad faith, coverage disputes, and fraud.
Birmingham, Ala. – Fifty-four lawyers from Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. are recognized as leading lawyers in the 2010 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers, an independent lawyer rating publication. Of these fifty-four attorneys, nine attorneys - Lee E. Bains, Jr., Elizabeth G. Beaube, Stephen E. Brown, Mark L. Drew, Fournier J. “Boots” Gale III, Maibeth J. Porter, Kirby Sevier, Robert R. Sexton and H. Thomas Wells, Jr. - are included in the Top 50 list. In addition, five Maynard Cooper attorneys – Elizabeth G. Beaube, Carol Sue Nelson, Maibeth J. Porter, Frances King Quick and Katharine A. Weber - made the list of the Top 25 women receiving the highest point totals.
Maynard, Cooper & Gale Selected as a “Go-To Law Firm” in the Areas of Labor and Employment and Litigation
Birmingham, Ala. – Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. has once again been selected as a “Go-To Law Firm” for the top 500 companies in the areas of Labor and Employment and Litigation. Each year Corporate Counsel Magazine does a survey of General Counsels at the fortune 500 companies and ask them what outside law firms they use when in need of outside representation. The firms whose names are submitted are then selected as “Go-To Law Firms.”