Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper’s Maggie Johnson Cornelius and Starr Turner Drum were named “Rising Stars of Law” by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) for 2018. The list highlights talented lawyers in the Birmingham area selected for their contributions to their firms and potential to shape the industry. The BBJ conducted interviews with each of the honorees.
Maggie Johnson Cornelius, a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Corporate, Securities & Tax Practice, tells the BBJ about a time when the securities team helped a client conduct two securities offerings while simultaneously helping another client conduct an initial public offering. She said, “It was a challenging few months, but it was exciting, rewarding, and a great team-building exercise.” She also tells the BBJ that her group is focusing on developments in the cryptocurrency space and what they mean for the future of securities offerings. Read more from Maggie’s interview here.
Starr Turner Drum, an Attorney in Maynard Cooper’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, says that her clients increasingly seek guidance about online and smart device data privacy, international privacy regulations, and impending state privacy laws. When asked about her philosophy on serving clients, Starr explains, “My firm’s first founding principle is ‘to provide our clients the best and most professional service of which we are capable,’ and I try to embody that principle by being not just my clients’ legal counsel, but their proactive business partner, as well.” Read the rest of Starr’s interview here.