Thursday, October 6, 2016
THREE MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS NAMED RISING STARS BY BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL
Maynard Cooper & Gale congratulates three of its attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the Birmingham Business Journal's Rising Star Lawyers list. Prim F. Escalona, John Holmes and Ryan Brooks have been selected based upon their contributions to the firm and their potential to shape both Birmingham's legal community and the legal industry as a whole.
Prim Escalona is an Associate at the firm and focuses on general commercial litigation. She is part of the General Litigation, Appellate and Post-Verdict, and Consumer and Commercial Finance Litigation practice groups. Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, she served as the Deputy Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Alabama where she represented the State of Alabama and its agencies before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Alabama Supreme Court. She also served as a Legislative Assistant for United States Senator Jeff Sessions in the areas of health care, education and social policy.
John Holmes is a Shareholder and the Co-Chair of Maynard Cooper’s Labor and Employment practice group. He represents management and advises clients on a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including government audits, investigations, and administrative hearings. He also has extensive experience litigating and providing advice relating to the enforceability of employment agreements and non-compete agreements. Holmes offers consultation services to employers regarding drafting or updating employment handbooks and policies, and he provides preventative training on a variety of topics to assist clients with mitigating risks.
Ryan Brooks is an Associate in the Banking, Securities Regulation & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Cybersecurity practice groups. He focuses on helping clients in the financial services industry, ranging from large regional bank holding companies and insurance companies to privately owned community banks, navigate the complex regulatory framework governing their operations. He also represents publicly held companies in corporate matters such as Securities and Exchange Commission filing obligations and compliance issues. Brooks advises clients on their legal obligations concerning data privacy and information security under both federal and state law.
The Birmingham Business Journal chose 30 up-and-coming Birmingham attorneys from firms of all sizes to be featured as Rising Stars.