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The firm mentioned for 2016 growth in the Daily Report article, “Atlanta Firm Financials: City’s Top 100 Find Growth at the Extremes” on May 22, 2017. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Steve O’Day and Dave Moore Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article and blog, “President Trump’s EPA Sends Repeal of WOTUS Rule for OMB Review” reposted on Mondaq on May 19, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Labor & Employment Client Alert and blog, “New York City restricts Inquiries and Use of Job Applicants’ Salary History” reposted on Mondaq on May 19, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Ben Graham-Evans profiled in Corporate Jet Investor on May 18, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Michael Regan‘s appointment as chair of the state of courts of superior jurisdiction committee of the NYC Bar Association highlighted in the New York Law Journal‘s “Recognition for Lawyers.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Labor & Employment Client Alert and blog, “New Georgia Law Permits Employees to Use Sick Leave to Assist Family Members” reposted on Mondaq on May 17, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Steve Rossum-quoted Corporate Counsel article, “Uber’s Firing of 2 In-House Lawyers Raises Questions About Legal Culture” reprinted in Legaltech News on May 16, 2017. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Matt Warenzak Intellectual Property Brain Trust Newsletter article and blog, “The On-sale Bar for Patents Could Be Available for Private Sales Under AIA” reposted on Mondaq on May 16, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover and Edward Ezekiel Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article and blog, “Tunnel Collapses at Washington Nuclear Plant; No Radiation Released” reposted on Mondaq on May 16, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Condo & Co-op Client Alert and blog, “More on Second Smoke” reposted on Mondaq on May 16, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Steve Rossum quoted in the May 15, 2017 Corporate Counsel article, “Uber’s Firing of 2 In-House Lawyers Raises Questions About Legal Culture.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


SGR Client Alert, “House Passes Bill To Repeal And Replace The ACA” reposted on Mondaq on May 12, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR UK team mentioned in Aviation News Airline Economics article, “Aergo Capital closes debt facility with Investec Bank” on May 10, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover and Edward Ezekiel Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article and blog, “U.S. Wind Industry Has Biggest First-Quarter Installs In Eight Years” reposted on Mondaq on May 10, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Andy Thompson blog and Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article, “Federal Court Rules That CWA Does Not Apply To Groundwater Discharges” reposted in Mondaq on May 2, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Laura Wartner Client Alert and blog, “National Health Care Decisions Day: Do You Know Where Your Advance Directive Is?” reposted on Mondaq on May 2, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Steve Rossum‘s May 1, 2017 interview, “What Makes a GC Want to Join a Co. Embroiled in Controversy or Worse?” reprinted in New York Law Journal. Click HERE to read (subscription required) or click HERE to view the pdf (Reprinted with permission from the [May 1, 2017] online edition of Corporate Counsel. © 2017 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited.).


Steve Rossum interviewed for May 1, 2017 Corporate Counsel article, “What Makes a GC Want to Join a Co. Embroiled in Controversy or Worse?” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


The firm’s sponsorship of the 13th Annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon covered on Yahoo Finance on April 26, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s sponsorship of the 13th Annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon highlighted on Business Wire on April 26, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Ed Pennington pictured for his support of the Women in Arts 30th Anniversary Gala fundraising event in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 2017. Click HERE for more.


Phillip Hoover Environmental and Sustainability Law blog, “Trump Administration Seeks To Cut Clean Energy Division Budget” reposted on Mondaq on April 24, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Joyce Klemmer Intellectual Property blog, “Protecting Kobe Bryant’s Common Law Rights in Black Mamba” reposted in Mondaq on April 24, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Intellectual Property Brain Trust Newsletter article and blog, “SGR to Co-Sponsor New DRIVE Innovation Hub in Tel Aviv” reposted on Mondaq on April 24, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover Environmental and Sustainability Law blog, “Trump’s Presidential Memo Encourages The Development Of A Permit Streamlining Action Plan” reposted on Mondaq on April 24, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Jonathan Kline Insurance blog, “Court Grants Summary Judgment To Agent” reposted on Mondaq on April 24, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Labor Employment Client Alert, “President Trump Revokes Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order” reposted on Mondaq on April 20, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Jim Monacell briefing, “Taxable Versus Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Project Financing” reposted on Mondaq on April 19, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Jim Monacell briefing, “Overview of Continuing Disclosure Requirements for Bond Issuers” reposted on Mondaq on April 19, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Jim Monacell briefing, “Overview of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and Related Financing” reposted on Mondaq on April 19, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Bryan Wolin Intellectual Property blog, “Misleading Advertising: The Truncated Graph” reposted on Mondaq on April 18, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Richard Rivera Intellectual Property blog, “Repetition Cannot Foreclose Competition” reposted on Mondaq on April 18, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover Environmental and Sustainability Law blog, “Coal Ash Decision Expands Clean Water Act to Include Groundwater Discharges” reposted on Mondaq on April 18, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in Habitat Magazine‘s Dear Habitat column regarding pet policies April, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Leah Ward Sears interviewed in the Georgia Bar Journal‘s April 2017 Georgia Lawyer Spotlight article, “A Conversation with Justice Leah Ward Sears.” Click HERE to read.


The firm featured in the Daily Report article, “Smith Gambrell’s 2016 Growth Extends Into 2017” on April 14, 2017. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Lisa Smith New York Times Ask Real Estate column, “Dealing with a Mouse Infestation” referenced in Habitat Magazine on April 14, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Perry McGuire as published in QSR Magazine Franchise Law blog, “What a Trump Administration Means for Franchising” reposted on Mondaq on April 13, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Jonathan Kline and Thomas Gibbs Insurance blog, “New York DFS Issues First In The Nation Cybersecurity Regulation” reposted on Mondaq on April 13, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Perry McGuire as published in QSR Magazine Franchise Law blog, “5 Ways to Address the Legal Risks of Joint Employment” reposted on Mondaq April 13, 2017 newsletter. Click HERE to read.


Labor & Employment Client Alert and blog, “ACA Repeal-and-Replace Bill Released” reposted on Mondaq on April 13, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR Co-op and Condo blog, “Cooperative Transfers To Family Members” reposted on Mondaq on April 13, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Michael Schwartz Intellectual Property blog, “SGR Obtains Patent No. 9,399,144 On Method Of Using The Fundamental Code Unit Of Brain Language In A Medical Co-Processor Device (FCU/MCP)” reposted on Mondaq on April 6, 2017. Click HERE to read.


The firm’s four new attorneys press release added to Leopard Hot Spot and Law Blog on February 9, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article and blog, “Appalachian Aid Agency Cut from President Trump’s Proposed Budget” reposted on Mondaq on April 6, 2017. Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned for its representation of InfoGation in Washington, D.C. in the Northern California Record article, “InfoGation claims Huawei phones unlawfully use patented technology for navigation features” on April 3, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in New York Times Ask Real Estate column, “Dealing with a Mouse Infestation” on April 1, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR UK team referenced for representation of Aergo Capital in Aviation News Airline Economics article, “Aergo Capital delivers one new 737-900ER to Thai Lion Air” on March 30, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Perry McGuire article, “5 Ways to Address the Legal Risks of Joint Employment” published in QSR Magazine and March, 2017 newsletter. Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover blog and Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article, “Scott Pruitt Withdraws Obama Measure Requiring Reporting Of Methane Leaks” reposted on Mondaq on March 31, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Ed Pennington, John Moy, John Pennington and Sean Phelan InfoGation case covered in March 28, 2017 Law360 article, “HTC, Others Can’t Beat Map Patent With Alice Judge Rules.” Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff, Bruce McDonald, Holly Lance and Darlene Tzou blog and Intellectual Property Brain Trust Newsletter article, “Order Granting Motion for Assignment Order for National Grange” reposted on Mondaq on March 28, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff, Bruce McDonald and Holly Lance blog and Intellectual Property Brain Trust Newsletter article, “Victory at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: National Grange Succeeds in Opposing Newgrange Press Application Based on Prior Trademark Rights” reposted on Mondaq on March 20, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Steve O’Day, David Moore and Andy Thompson blog and Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article, “President Trump Issues Executive Order Regarding Waters of the U.S. Rule” reposted on Mondaq on March 17, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Georgia Appellate Developments blog, “The Georgia Supreme Court Nears the End of its December Term” reposted on Mondaq on March 16, 2017. Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in the March 15, 2013 Daily Report article, “Partner Pipeline Slows for Atlanta Law Firms.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Richard Rivera quoted in the March 13, 2017 Law360 article, “Can The Legal Industry Keep Trial Advocacy Alive?” Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover blog, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop as Natural Gas Replaces Coal Power” reposted on Mondaq on March 10, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Michael Manzi quoted in March 9, 2017 Habitat Magazine article, “There Are Limits to Co-op Boards’ Powers.” Click HERE to read.


Steve Rossum interviewed for March 7, 2017  Corporate Counsel article, “Uber’s ‘Greyball’ Scandal Drives at Legal Department Challenges.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Jim Bikoff‘s selection to serve on Law360’s 2017 Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board featured in March 3, 2017 Law360 newsletter. Click HERE to read.


Darren Rowles and Scott Cahalan blog, “Constructive Change: A Claim By Any Other Name” reposted on Mondaq on March 3, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Stephanie Scruggs and the firm mentioned for representation of client, Yang, in March 1, 2017 Law360 article, “Fed. Circ. Asked To Decide When Appeals Require Opinion.” Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover blog, “EPA Sued By Homebuilders Over Joint Liability For Stormwater Issues” reposted on Mondaq on March 4, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article about SGR client, SolAmerica, reposted on Mondaq on February 28, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Eliot Zuckerman quoted in February 23, 2017 Cooperator article, “How Failing to Pay Maintenance Fees Can Disrupt a Co-Op.” Click HERE to read.


Leah Ward Sears interviewed on February 22, 2017 by GPBNow Atlanta on diversity, police reform and Obama’s legacy. Click HERE to listen.


The firm’s NYC acquisition press release added to Leopard Hot Spot and Law Blog on February 9, 2017. Click HERE.


Leah Ward Sears quoted in the February 16, 2017 National Law Journal article, “The Date’s Set. Now What Should the Senate #AskGorsuch?”. Click HERE to read  (subscription required).


Phillip Hoover Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article, “EPA Denies State Request to Expand Ozone Transport Regions” reposted on Mondaq on February 15, 2017. Click HERE to read.


“SGR Team Wins Federal Circuit Appeal for Patent Interference” blog reposted on Mondaq on February 14, 2017. Click HERE to read.


The firm’s representation of Trinity Healthcare Staffing in its acquisition covered in Health System Management on February 10, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s new international offices in London, Southampton and Munich published in Aircraft Investor on February 8, 2017. Click HERE to read.


David Moore and Andy Thompson blog and Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article, “Water Transfer Rule Upheld” reposted in Mondaq on February 3, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Perry McGuire article, “What a Trump Administration Means for Franchising” published in QSR Magazine and February, 2017 newsletter. Click HERE to read.


Darren Rowles and Scott Cahalan blog, “Is Your Company’s Drug Testing Policy Compliant With OSHA’s New Rules” reposted on Mondaq on February 2, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Marsha Ajhar quoted in Inc.‘s February, 2017 “7 Things to Know Before You Start Licensing Intellectual Property” article. Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff, Holly Lance and Darlene Tzou Lanham Act case award reposted on Mondaq on January 25, 2017. Click HERE to read. 


Phillip Hoover Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article, “Possible Change To EPA Toxic Rules For Large Boilers” reposted on Mondaq on January 24, 2017. Click HERE to read.


The firm’s international expansion covered on February 2, 2017 in Aviation News Airline Economics and Aviation News Daily articles, “Smith, Gambrell & Russell Expands Globally.” Click HERE to read.


The firm’s hiring of new NYC attorneys, Alan Jacobs, Brenda Simensky and Danila Duo mentioned in Laterals and Moves of Bloomberg BNA’s Big Law Business “Wake Up Call” on January 19, 2017. Click HERE to read.


The firm’s New York expansion mentioned in Habitat Magazine’s “In Real Estate Law, the Big Fish Keep Eating the Little Fish” article on January 24, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR UK team referenced for aircraft finance deal in Aviation News Airline Economics article, “Aergo Capital, PK AirFrance and KDB provide four 737s for Indonesian Airlines” on January 20, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR UK team mentioned for aircraft deal in January 20, 2017 Aviation News Airline Economics article, “Aergo Capital continues transition out of classic aircraft with disposal of two vintage aircraft.” Click HERE to read.


SGR UK team mentioned for aircraft deal in Airfinance Journal January 18, 2017 article, “Aergo Capital sells two aircraft.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


SGR UK team mentioned for aircraft finance deal in Airfinance Journal January 17, 2017 article, “Aergo finances four 737-900ERs.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Steve Rossum interviewed for the January 19, 2017 Corporate Counsel article, “Yahoo’s Name Change Highlights Costly But (Sometimes) Effective Strategy.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


New NYC attorneys, Alan Jacobs, Brenda Simensky and Danila Duo featured in “Smith, Gambrell Bolsters NY Corporate Practice With 3 New Attnys” article in Law360 on January 18, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR UK team mentioned for aircraft finance deal in “Aergo Capital provides 4 B737-900ERs for Sriwijaya and Thai Lion” article in AeroTime on January 18, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s new NYC attorneys covered in “Smith Gambrell Adds more Lawyers in New York” article in the Daily Report on January 17, 2017. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


SGR’s international expansion into the UK and New York covered in Aviation Week article January 16, 2017. Click HERE to read.


New NYC attorneys, Alan Jacobs, Brenda Simensky and Danila Duo featured in New York Law Journal‘s “On the Move” on January 13, 2017. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


The firm and the daycare center mentioned in “Big Law Onsite Day Care: The Trend That Wasn’t” article in The American Lawyer on January 13, 2017. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


The firm’s international expansion news posted in the January 10, 2017 Forumsee‘s Aviation News article, “Smith, Gambrell & Russell Expands Globally, Opens New Offices in London, Southampton.” Click HERE to read.


New SGR international offices published in January 10, 2017 Aviator article, “Smith, Gambrell & Russell Expands Globally, Opens New Offices in London, Southampton, Munich, and Expands New York Office.” Click HERE to read.


Joyce Klemmer IP Brain Trust newsletter article, “IBM – Leading The World In Innovation” reposted in Mondaq on January 17, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Phillip Hoover blog, “Possible Change To EPA Toxic Rules For Large Boilers” reposted in Mondaq on January 16, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Joyce Klemmer IP Brain Trust newsletter article, “World’s Largest Auction House Sued for Copyright Infringement ” reposted in Mondaq on January 11, 2017. Click HERE to read.


The firm’s acquisition of Balber Pickard Maldonado & Van Der Tuin in New York highlighted in January 5, 2017 National Law Journal article, “Another Busy Year for Law Firm Deals, But What’s Left to Snatch Up?” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Ed Pennington quoted in January 5, 2017 Law360 article, “Google Says Maps Patent Fight Belongs in Northern Calif.” Click HERE to read.


SGR’s new international offices and NY expansion published in The American Lawyer article, “Smith, Gambrell Bolts on NY Boutique, Sails Into Europe” on January 6, 2017. Click HERE to read.


SGR’s new international offices covered in the January 6, 2017 Legal Week article, “US firm launches three offices in UK and Germany with hire of Blake Morgan partner duo.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


SGR’s new international offices covered in the January 5, 2017 Daily Report article, “Smith Gambrell Sails Into Europe, UK and Bulks up in New York.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Phillip Hoover blog, “EPA Raises Defense Of Power Plant Carbon Rule In Federal Court” reposted on Mondaq January 3, 2017. Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance Lanham Act case featured in World Trademark Review on December 16, 2016. Click HERE to read. 


Andy Thompson and Steve O’Day blog, “EPA Proposes Ban of TCE for Dry Cleaning Uses” reposted on Mondaq. Click HERE to read.


Kathy Zickert  quoted in Morgan County Citizen article, “PRD’s Shut Down.”  Click HERE to read.


Steve O’Day and Andy Thompson blog, “EPA Announces First Ten Chemicals To Be Evaluated Under TSCA” reposted in Mondaq. Click HERE to read.


Joyce Klemmer blog, “Supreme Court Rules On Design Patent Infringement Damages” reposted on Mondaq. Click HERE to read.


Darren Rowles and Scott Cahalan blog, “Understanding Your Surety’s Indemnity Agreement” reposted on Mondaq. Click HERE to read.


New Partner Charles Vorndran, Ph.D. highlighted in the New York Law Journal “Movers” article. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Joe Mandarino article, “Recent Court Guidance on the Federal Treatment of Tax Credits” published in Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Real Estate Journal .  Click HERE to read (not for reprint).


The Firm mentioned in New York Law Journal article, “Elite Law Firms Increasingly Suing Clients to Collect Fees” for representation in IP suits for telecommunications clients.  Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Leah Ward Sears mentioned in the ImDiversity Web article as a member of the panel selecting the Daily Report’s Attorney of the Year. Click HERE to read.


Environmental and Sustainability Newsletter article, “CWA Violations Can Be Enjoined Even Where A Subsequent Permit Contains More Lenient Terms” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


Greg Kirsch quoted in article, “Should Israel Fear Bursting Tech Bubble?” in the Atlanta Jewish Times.  Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in Florida Record article, “U. of Florida law school wins mock appellate court contest” for sponsorship of 36th Annual Florida/Georgia Moot Court Competition.  Click HERE to read.


Victor Metsch blog, “Of Horses, Bulls and Dog Bites” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


New Partner Charles Vorndran, Ph.D. highlighted in the Daily Report. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


SGR Client Alert, “EEOC Continues To Encourage Courts To Protect Sexual Orientation Under Title VII” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read. 


Steve O’Day blog, “EPA Sends Facility Safety Rule to OMB, Schedules promulgation for December” reposted in Mondaq. Click HERE to read.


Leah Ward Sears quoted in the Daily Report article, “Diversity Advocates Stung by Governor’s All-White Judicial Appointments”. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Leah Ward Sears mentioned in the Daily Report article as a member of the panel selecting Attorney of the Year. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


SGR Client Alert, “Cook County Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read. 


SGR Client Alert, “IRS Cost-Of-Living Adjustments Employee Benefit Plan Limitations For 2016” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read. 


Phillip Hoover blog, “EPA Potentially Overstepping Authority” reposted in Mondaq. Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance UDRP Action Win for Dollar City posted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read. 


Kathy Zickert quoted in AJC article, “Community meeting to introduce new development just east of Decatur.”  Click HERE to read.


Jonathan Kline quoted in New York Post article, “Bulgari sues hotel for making him wait to renovate condo” regarding representation of the developer in the case.  Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in New York Times article, “Can You Hire the Super for Odd Jobs?”  Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in Jacksonville Business Journal article, “Why the Florida-Georgia winner may already be decided” for sponsorship of annual moot court competition.  Click HERE to read.


Labor & Employment Client Alert, “Florida Approves a Double Digit Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase to Take Effect December 1, 2016” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read. 


Steve O’Day interviewed for and quoted in AJC article, “Solar industry waits for lift from new law.”  Click HERE to read (subscription required).


The firm mentioned in ATL Law Blog for State Bank & Trust/Braves Entertainment Company loan closing. Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in Morgan County Citizen article, “HPC voices opposition to development.  Click HERE to read.


Richard Rivera contributed article, “UNITED STATES: TTAB Refuses to Register Mark Used in Selling State-Legalized Marijuana” in Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff, Holly Lance and Darlene Tzou’s client, Heroes, Inc.’s motion to dismiss a declaratory judgment highlighted in World Trademark Review.  Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Andy Fawbush quoted in Jacksonville Daily Record article “New regulation may impact millions of retirement plans.”  Click HERE to read the article.


Phillip Hoover blog, “2015 Cross-State Ruling “Eviscerated Rationale for Regional Haze Rule” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


SGR Client Alert, “New EEO-1 Form Aims to Collect More Employment Data” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


Ed Wasmuth blog, “The Eleventh Circuit Looks at Disparate Impact Claims of Age Discrimination by Applicants for Employment” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


Victor Metsch article, “How Good (Guy) is that Guaranty?” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


John Saunders interviewed in Global Atlanta article, “Smith Gambrell’s John Saunders Knighted for His Service as Finland’s Honorary Consul.” Click HERE to read.


Gibson Lanier article, “United States: Inherent Written Description reposted on Mondaq. Click HERE to read.


Richard Rivera contributed article, “UNITED STATES: Failure to Show Acquired Distinctiveness Causes Opposition to Implode” in INTA Bulletin. Click HERE to read.


Richard Rivera contributed article, “UNITED STATES: TTAB Refuses to Register Mark Used in Selling State-Legalized Marijuana” in INTA Bulletin. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears’s hire and the firm mentioned in the Daily Report article, “Baker & Hostetler Lands Schiff Hardin Sports Law Partner; and Other ‘On the Move’ News.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Andy Fawbush quoted in The Florida Times-Union article “New Florida AD Stricklin not afraid of Foley’s shadow.” Click HERE to read the article.


Alan Wachs and Ed Wasmuth case covered in the Daily Report article, “Software Exec Says Bar Exam Mistake Wasn’t the Company’s Fault.” Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Ed Pennington, Sid Pandit and Stephanie Scruggs’s win on behalf of client, Verizon in Law360. Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in ATL Law Blog for hire of Justice Leah Ward Sears. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears‘s hire and Steve Forte quoted in “Smith, Gambrell & Russell hires former Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears” in the Metro Atlanta CEO. Click HERE to read.


World News on Justice Leah Ward Sears‘s hire. Click HERE to read.


Justice Leah Ward Sears‘s hire and Steve Forte quoted in “Smith, Gambrell & Russell hires former Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears” in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Click HERE to read.


The firm highlighted and Steve Forte quoted in “Ex-Chief Justice Sears Leaving Schiff Hardin for Smith Gambrell” in the Daily Report. Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Ed Pennington, John Pennington and Jennifer Feldman mentioned for Caracal Enterprises and Caracal Consulting suit in “Passport Inc., Robert Suranyi Systems Support allegedly infringed upon a copyrighted ticket management system” in Northern California Record. Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in “Birds Are Nifty. Their Nests Are Nasty” in Habitat Magazine.  Click HERE to read.


Lisa Smith quoted in “When Birds Nest in Bad Places” in The New York Times.  Click HERE to read. 


Brett Lockwood’s article, “Connecting to Save Colleagues’ Lives” in the Daily Report.  Click HERE to read (subscription required).  


Ed Wasmuth blog, “WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DESIGNATED ARBITRATOR IS UNAVAILABLE” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


Jim BikoffBruce McDonald and Holly Lance Heroes, Inc. case decision highlighted in “Heroes Victorious In The District Of Maryland” in iP Frontline.  Click HERE to read.


Client Alert, “The Clock Ticks Down: New DOL Overtime Rules Set to Take Effect on December 1” reposted on Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


Eliot Zuckerman quoted in The Cooperator article, “Home Safe Home How to Handle the Aftermath of a Crime in Your Co-op or Condo.”  Click HERE to read.   


Steve Brust, Jennifer Pruden, James Cummings and Chloe Furfine highlighted in Jax Financial News & Daily Record “Pro bono spotlight: Landlord-tenant project launches this summer.”  Click HERE to read.


The firm mentioned in ATL Law Blog for client Cherry Street Energy’s first Solar Energy Procurement Agreement under HB 57.  Click HERE to read.


SGR blog, “The Eleventh Circuit Again Favors Arbitration” reposted in newsR.  Click HERE to read. 


John Ethridge, Nick Rueter, Eric Mandus, and Mitch Blanchard mentioned in ATL Law Blog for Vanguard Truck Centers representation.  Click HERE to read. 


Kathy Zickert  and the firm mentioned in The Brookhaven Post article, “Denial of 24-acre parking facility in Chamblee sparks legal action.”  Click HERE to read.


John McCarthy quoted in The New York Law Journal.com article, “Former Reed Smith Partner’s Hire DQ’s New Firm IP Suit.”  Click HERE to read (subscription required).


New New York associate, Carrie Anderer, highlighted in Bloomberg BNA. Click HERE to read.


John McCarthy and the firm mentioned in Law.com article, “Former Reed Smith Partner’s Hire DQ’s New Firm IP Suit.”  Click HERE to read (subscription required).


Coverage of Kathy Zickert’s participation as moderator of Bisnow’s “2016 Cumberland Expansion” panel.   Click HERE to read. 


Andy Thompson’s blog , “Georgia Supreme Court Decision Regarding Causation Testimony in Asbestos Case” reposted in Mondaq.   Click HERE to read. 


Jim Bikoff’s appointment “Partner James Bikoff of Smith, Gambrell & Russell Appointed Chair of the Trademark Litigation in the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law” in noodls.  Click HERE to read. 


John McCarthy and the firm mentioned in Law360 article, “7th Circuit Tosses Fee Appeal From GT Automation Buyer.”  Click HERE to read. 


Kathy Zickert quoted in AJC article “74-story condo tower planned in Midtown Atlanta.” Click HERE to read. 


Jim Bikoff’s International Olympic Committee et al v. Frayne Jr. et al., Case 4:15-cv-03277 (S.D. Tex.) litigation referenced in “Olympic committee’s domain dispute trimmed (S.D. Tex)” in WestLaw.  Click HERE to read (subscription required).


The firm mentioned in “Uninjured creditor lacks standing to fight fee award to trustee’s attorneys (C.A.7 (Ind.))” in WestLaw.  Click HERE to read (subscription required). 


Ed Wasmuth’s blog, “The Continuing Asbestos Saga” reposted in Mondaq.  Click HERE to read.


Ed Wasmuth mentioned in “Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses $7.1M Verdict Against Title Insurer Over One Key Date” in the Daily Report.  Click HERE to read (subscription required). 


John McCarthy and the firm mentioned in Law360 article, “Ex-Reed Smith Atty Rebuts DQ Attempt In Copyright Case.”  Click HERE to read.


Eliot Zuckerman quoted in “Co-op vs. Condo” article in The Cooperator.  Click HERE to read.


Andy Fawbush’s new UF committee appointment in newsoneplace article “SGR Attorney Andy Fawbush Appointed to University of Florida Athletics Director Search Committee.”  Click HERE to read the article.


Andy Fawbush’s new UF committee appointment in The Florida Times Union’s jacksonville.com article “Two from Jacksonville on committee to choose successor ro Florida AD Jeremy Foley.”  Click HERE to read the article.


Andy Fawbush’s new UF committee appointment in florida247sports article “Florida announces members of eight-man AD search committee.”  Click HERE to read the article.


SGR’s representation of Heritage Growth Partners in ATL Law Blog article “East West Manufacturing, LLC Announces Growth Investment.”  Click HERE to read the article.


John Saunders for SGR client, Oilon’s new headquarters in publicnow.com article “SGR Client, Finnish Company Oilon, Opens New US Headquarters in Thomasville, GA.”  Click HERE to read the article.


Joe Mandarino’s podcast with Bentley Tolk, “Legal Marketing Launch”. Click HERE to listen.


Kathryn Zickert, Patricia Hill, Kristen Lewis and Dana Mark honored as Women in the Law in Best Lawyers of America, Business Edition. Click HERE to read the issue.


John McCarthy and SGR mentioned in Law360 articleCowen Wants Firm DQ’d In Oil Trade Publisher Copyright Fight” regarding representation of EIG. Click HERE to read the article.


Greg Kirsch and Dale Lischer in publicnow.com article “SGR’s Greg Kirsch and Dale Lischer Recognized on List of the World’s Leading Patent Professionals of 2016.”  Click HERE to read the article.


Jim Bikoffs article  “Infringers Ignore Permanent Injunction Orders at their Peril” in World Trademark Review.  Click HERE to read the article.


Jim Black‘s article “Begrenzte Kapitalmarktrisiken im Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten” (“Limited Capital Market Risks in the Land of Unlimited Possibilities”) in the leading German financial markets newspaper Börsenzeitung. Click HERE to read more.


SGR’s representation of Heritage Growth Partners in benzinga article “East West Manufacturing, LLC Announces Growth Investment.”  Click HERE to read the article.


The firm recognized along with Thomas Asselin, Jay Schwartz, David Moore, Steve O’Day, Scott Woldow, Greg Kirsch, Peter Barlow and Marc Latman for 2016 Chambers rankings in noodls.com. Click HERE to read the announcement.


SGR’s representation of  Lamin-Art, Inc. in publicnow.com article “SGR Represents Lamin-Art, Inc. in Acquisition by Arborite.”  Click HERE to read the article. 


SGR’s representation of Luminex announced in “Luminex Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Nanosphere, Inc..”  Click HERE to read.


Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance on SGR Client, the National Grange, Major Trademark Wins in World Trademark Review.  Click HERE to read more.


John Tyler and A.J. Rollins settlement in Estate of David Lovins, Sr. case with extraordinary result in Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report, ”IRS Settles Accountant’s $6.8M Estate Deficiency for $251K.” Click HERE to read more.


Steven Richman’s article, “Earn-Outs in Cross Border Acquisitions: Managing Code Sec. 956 Exposure” published in International Tax Journal.


Jim Bikoff published in Law360, “Pros and Cons of A .Insurance Domain Name.”  Click HERE to read more.


The firm mentioned in the Daily Report as one of the top ten Atlanta firms in the Am Law 100, the 100 highest-grossing U.S. firms. Click HERE (subscription required) to read more.


The firm mentioned in StreetInsider.com article for representing Luminex Corporation in acquisition of Nanosphere. Click HERE to read more.


Stephen Forte interviewed by the Daily Report regarding 2015 performance, the firm’s expansion and plans for 2016. Click HERE (subscription required) to read more.


The firm and Joe Mandarino mentioned in Law360 for representing Auto Sales of Lawrenceville in a tax bill petition against the IRS.  Click HERE to read more.


Public. reports on the firm’s representation of SASCO Chemical Group, Inc. in acquisition. Click HERE to read more.


The firm mentioned in the Daily Report for two new attorneys, Thomas Backes and Matthew Moore, who joined the Atlanta office. Click HERE (subscription required) to read more.


Laura Miller Andrew was interviewed in The Ambulatory M&A Advisor article “Expansion Challenges Owners May Face.” Click HERE to read the article.


World News reports on SGR Client’s, the National Grange, Major Trademark Wins. Click HERE to read more.


The firm and Harrison Anthony were mentioned in the Daily Report for a case dismissal. Click HERE  (subscription required) to read the article.


World News reports on SGR’s recognition in the BTI Brand Elite 2016 for third year in a row. Click HERE to read more.


The firm and Ed Wasmuth were mentioned in the Daily Report for a suit that has been upended. Click HERE  (subscription required) to read the article.


Jim Bikoff’s article “A Trademark Overhaul! Amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act and Their Effect on U.S. Trademark Owners” in ABA’s Landslide Magazine. Click HERE to read more.


The firm mentioned in World News for five new attorneys, Thomas Backes, Michael Glanzman, Jon E. Linder, Terra Martin and Matthew Moore. Click HERE to read more.


Scott Woldow’s podcastThe Importance of Trademark Protection primarily for Startup Companies and New Businesses” with Private Label Podcast. Click HERE to listen.


Settlement proposed in Tim Bumann’s class action lawsuit that alleges safety defects in Taurus Pistols. Click HERE to read the newswire.


Lisa Smith quoted in “Capital Funding and the Law” in The Cooperator New York.  Click HERE to read the article.


Jim Bikoff and Holly Lance’s article  “New Legislation Enhances Customs & Border Patrol’s Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights” in World Trademark Review.  Click HERE to read the article.


Tom Wiseman was quoted in c&en‘s article “Royalties suit against Harvard moves ahead” Click HERE to read the article.


Jim Black was interviewed in the article “Executives Subject to Heightened Liability Risks in Connection with US M&A Deals.” Click HERE to read the article.


Matt Clarke was interviewed in Georgia Restaurant Association‘s article “Joint Employment Concerns for Restaurant Owners, Operators, Franchisors and Franchisees” Click HERE to read the article.


The firm mentioned for three newly-elected Atlanta partners, Eugene Bryant, Julie Sebastian and John Weeks IV in the Daily Report  “15 Firms Announce New Partners in Atlanta and Other Georgia Offices.”  Click HERE (subscription required) to read more.


Former Executive Director Sandra Mallory’s retirement was spotlighted in the Daily Report  “After 50 Years, Smith Gambrell’s Executive Director Sandra Mallory Is Retiring”  Click HERE (subscription required) to read more.


Den Webb was mentioned in Decaturish “Fuqua updates residents about third phase of Decatur Crossing project.”  Click HERE to read more.


Peter Goodman and Victor Metsch were mentioned in the New York Law Journal and Leagle, Inc. “The Singer Group, Inc. v. Nine West Holdings, Inc., 14-cv-3619.” Click HERE to read the article.


Brett Lockwood was interviewed in the article “Pay Attention to these Small Business Lawsuit Trends.” Click HERE to read the article.


Kathy Zickert and the firm were mentioned in the article “Contentious Ashford Dunwoody Townhome Development Back on ZBA Agenda.” Click HERE to read the article.


Joe Mandarino and the firm were mentioned in the Daily Report regarding Mandarino joining SGR. Click HERE (subscription required) to read the article.


Ben Brooks and the firm were mentioned in the Daily Report article, “Fulton Authority Acts on Bond Issues for Movie Studio Complex, Midtown Towers.” Click HERE (subscription required) to read the article.


The firm was mentioned in the Jacksonville Daily Record article, “Georgia Nips Florida in Moot Court Competition.” Click HERE to view the coverage.


Dana Mark co-authored  “In the Red: Decedent’s Creditors and Non-Probate Assets,” that appeared in Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning Email Newsletter.


Law360 covered Bruce McDonald joining SGR. Jim Bikoff was mentioned in the article and Steve Forte was quoted. Click HERE to read the article.


The firm was mentioned in the American Lawyer article “Greenspoon, Dickstein See Head Counts Rise and Slide” as a firm with the “largest positive percent change in lawyers.” Click HERE to view the mention.


Lisa Smith was quoted and the firm was mentioned in the Habitat article “Gas-Out Finances: The Cost of Turning the Gas Back On.” Click HERE to read the article.


Jonathan Minnen and the firm were mentioned in the article “Conexx Names Board” in the Biz Briefs section of Atlanta Jewish Times. Click HERE to view the mention.


Lisa Smith was quoted and the firm was mentioned in the Habitat article “Red-Tagged! Developing a Strategy to Cope with Being Gasless.” Click HERE to read the article.


The firm was mentioned in the press release “Fidelity Southern And American Enterprise Bankshares Announce Merger Agreement.” Click HERE to view the mention.


SGR represented the seller, the Estate of Norman Alexander, in the deal highlighted in this ARTICLE.


Andy Thompson was quoted and the firm was mentioned in the Law360 article “Eyes On 2nd Circ. After 9th Skirts Water Transfer Rule.” (subscription required)


Kathy Zickert and the firm were mentioned in the Brookhaven Post’s article “Proposal for 47 Town Homes on Ashford Dunwoody to Appear Before Zoning Board of Appeals.” Click HERE to read the article.


Kathy Zickert was quoted in the article “Community Meeting Regarding 47-unit Town Home Development on Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Tuesday.” Click HERE to read the article.


Kathy Zickert was quoted and the firm was mentioned in the Atlanta Business Chronicle article “MetLife to Sell More Than 50 Acres Recently Planned as Giant Alpharetta Mixed-use Project Along Georgia 400.” Click HERE to read the article.


Stephen O’Connell was quoted and the firm was mentioned in The Cooperator article “Bankrolling the Board: The Question of Compensation.” Click HERE to read the article.


Jim Bikoff was quoted and the firm was mentioned in the Bloomberg Law article “ACLU But Not Redskins Will Argue in ‘Slants’ Case.” Click HERE to read the article.


Roy Kozupsky served as a guest blogger for The Practitioner. His blog post is titled “Inside Out: Rethinking estate planning for family businesses,” and can be found HERE.


Scott Woldow was quoted and the firm was mentioned in the article “Principal Files Second Trademark Claim This Year.”


Lisa Smith was quoted in the Habitat article “What Happens When You Face Construction Next Door.” Click HERE to read the article.


Jim Bikoff’s article “Summary of Pending Legislation Affecting Trademarks” was published in the New York Patent Law Association’s April/May Bulletin.  Click HERE to read the article.


Law360 published the article “The Evolution Of Force Majeure In Construction Contracts”  by Peter Crofton and summer associate Erin Peterson. Click HERE (subscription required) to read the article.


Steve O’Day was quoted in UtilityDive‘s article “Inside Georgia Power’s Move Into the Residential Solar Market.” Click HERE to read the article.


A portion of Victor Metsch’s article “How Many Telephone Calls or Emails Are One Too Many?” was published on the Israel Diamond Institute’s website.


Bobby Schwartz, Nick Rueter and the firm were mentioned in The Daily Report article “Class Action Offers Plenty of Classic Rock and Blues.” Click HERE (subscription required) to read the article.


Steve O’Day and SGR were mentioned in  “Georgia Power Moving Into Rooftop Solar Market This Summer” on UtilityDive.com. Click HERE to read the article.


The Daily Report covered John Tyler and A.J. Rollins joining the firm. Steve Forte was also quoted. Click HERE (subscription required) to view the mention.


Carolyn Herman joining SGR was covered in the Florida Times-Union Career Track section. Click HERE to view the mention.


SGR was profiled and Steve Forte was quoted in the Daily Report article “Smith Gambrell Reports Another Strong Year.” Click HERE (subscription required) to read the article.


Jim Bikoff  appeared on the latest  World Trademark Review podcast where he discussed issues surrounding the Washington Redskins’ name and examined the past, present and future of the NFL team’s brand. Click HERE to listen to the podcast.


J.D. Humphries was quoted in the Daily Report article “Legal Aid Seeks to Raise $145K to Finish Building.” Click HERE (subscription required) to read the article.


Jim Bikoff, David Heasley, and Valeriya Sherman authored the article “Fake It ’til We Make It: Regulating Dangerous Counterfeit Goods” in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 2015, Vol. 10, No. 4. Click HERE (subscription required) to read the article.


Andrew Fawbush, Laura Miller Andrew and Lisa Carrasco authored the article “IRS Amends Qualified Retirement Plan Rollover Safe Harbor Notices,” that appeared on Bloomberg BNA’s website. Click to read the article.


Marc D. Latman was quoted in the Law360 article “What Associates Need To Do To Stand Out.” Click HERE to read the article.


Peter Goodman was quoted and SGR was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal story on the minimum wage increase in 20 states. Click HERE to read the article.


Andrew J. Fawbush was interviewed as a University of Florida Levin College of Law alumnus, former student athlete and president of the University of Florida Athletic Association in the UF Law article”College Athletics for Sale.” Click HERE to read the article.


Hans-Michael Kraus, the practice group leader of SGR’s international practice, was recently quoted in WiM – Wirtschaft in Mittelfranken about the expanded extraterritorial reach of US laws. In the article he addresses the implications of FATCA  and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Click HERE to read the article (printed in German).


Don Mitchell was quoted in the Popular Mechanics article “Why the Airlines Are Overreacting to Ebola.” Click HERE to read the article.


Don Mitchell was quoted and SGR was mentioned in the Condé Nast Traveler article “Are We Overreacting to Ebola Threat in the U.S.?” Click HERE to read the article.


James J. Black appeared in an interview with the German newspaper Schwaebische Zeitung regarding US shareholder litigation in connection with the planned merger of ZF Friedrichshafen and TRW to form the 2nd-largest auto parts supplier in the world. Click HERE for the interview in German.  The interview was a follow-up to an interview that Jim gave in August with the same newspaper on possible transaction structures and US legal and regulatory aspects of the transaction.


SGR was listed as an organizer of Emory’s New-Age Diversity in the Legal Profession speaker series in the article “Emory Law Explores How to Make ‘Diversity a Reality Every Day.’”


SGR was mentioned in an article in the Patriot News (Pennsylvania) regarding Little League Baseball Inc. and infringements of its trademarks due to social media. Bloomberg News highlighted the original story and also mentioned the firm. Click HERE for the Bloomberg article.


SGR’s CatchMark closing was the lead story (“CatchMark Acquires Georgia and Florida Timberlands for $111 Million”)  on Atlanta’s  Citybizlist on Friday October 3, 2014. Click HERE to read the story.


The October 2014 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions highlighted Jim Black joining SGR in its “People” section. Click HERE to view the coverage.


Dana Bradford and SGR were mentioned in the article “$20.76 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Against Philip Morris” in Products Liability Law Daily. Click HERE to read the article.


Associate Anna Hayes was featured in Jacksonville’s Financial News & Daily Record in the article “Joining the Legal Family,” a story about new attorneys beginning their legal careers. Click HERE to read the article.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted Perry McGuire in its article “Labor Ruling Puts Atlanta’s Fast-Food Empire on Edge.” Click HERE to read the article.


SGR IP attorney Edward Pennington was quoted in Law360 regarding the Cassidian Communications Inc. v. microDATA GIS Inc. patent infringement suit. Click HERE to read the full article.


Jim Black and Smith, Gambrell & Russell were featured in Law360 on August 11th regarding Black’s arrival as part of SGR’s international and corporate practices. Click HERE to read the full article.


Steve O’Connell was quoted in the June 2014 issue of The Cooperator in the article entitled, “Avoiding Legal Blunders: A Crash Course Before You Crash.” Click HERE to read the article.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was featured in Law360 on June 23rd regarding its acquisition of the Kapoor Law Group. To read the article, click HERE.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was featured on Global Atlanta‘s website on June 20th regarding its acquisition of the Kapoor Law Group. To read the article, click here.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle mentioned Kathy Zickert in its June 18th article on the real estate development in Midtown Atlanta. To read the article, click here.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding its acquisition of the Kapoor Law Group. To read the article, click here.


Don Mitchell authored an article in the Summer 2014 issue of Jetrader entitled “Bundle…Down: Unbundled Fees Are Here to Stay.”  To read the article, click here.


Chris Bowers and Steve O’Day co-authored an article in the May/June 2014 issue of Georgia Forestry Today entitled “Managing the Transition under OSHA’s Updated Hazard Communication Standard.” To view the article, click here.


Steve O’Day was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 30th regarding Georgia Power Company considering the financing of home solar projects.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle quoted Laura Miller Andrew in its article on navigating health care reform today. To read the article, click here.


Who’s Who Legal featured the addition of Marc Latman to SGR in its May 9th article entitled “Aviation finance specialist boosts Smith Gambrell & Russell’s New York practice.” To read the article, click here.


The Commercial Observer reported that Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s New York office will be relocating to 1301 Avenue of the Americas, which is the former Dewey & LaBoeuf office. To read the article, click here.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle featured Kathy Zickert in its May 5th article about the deal closing for the “symphony center” site. SGR is representing the New York-based real estate development group. To read the article, click here.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was recognized on a number of websites on April 30th through a press release distributed by TechnoConcepts, Inc. regarding its selection of the Firm as its Intellectual Property counsel. To view the press release, click the respective links:  Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatchOTC Markets.


The New York Business Chronicle featured the addition of Marc Latman to SGR’s New York office on April 29th as part of its “People on the Move” section. To view the listing, click here.


BTI Consulting Group featured Smith, Gambrell & Russell on their 2014 Honor Roll for Best Client Relationships in Banking. This Honor Roll is part of the 13th annual BTI Client Relationship Scorecard, which is based on independent, one-on-one interviews with corporate counsel. To see the list of all law firms ranked in the Scorecard, click here.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell ranked 15th on BrightScope’s list of the Top 25 Atlanta Area-Based Companies with the Best 401k Plans.  To read the BrightScope full article, click here. The story was also featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle and can be found here.


Law360 ranked Smith, Gambrell & Russell on the inaugural “Law360 400” listing as the 220th largest law firm in the United States with 186 attorneys. To view the list published on March 23rd, click here.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell secured a favorable result for its clients, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and Catholic Charities Atlanta, exempting them from the contraceptive mandate of the government’s Affordable Care Act. Steve Forte acted on behalf of the Archdiocese and Catholic Charities. The ruling in the case, which granted a permanent injunction against the government from enforcing the Act, was covered by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Daily Report on March 27th.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was highlighted on March 21st as part of the Daily Report’s “Atlanta Firm Financials” feature with the headline “2013 a Turnaround Year for Smith Gambrell.” Steve Forte was quoted and discussed expansion in our offices outside of Atlanta and the establishment of SGR Aviation Consulting. To read the article, click here.


Tim Bumann was quoted in The Wall Street Journal on March 20th discussing Toyota Motor Corp.’s $1.2 billion settlement, saying “The takeaway here is to do the right thing on the front end.”


The Atlanta Business Chronicle featured Kathy Zickert in its March 14th article, revealing the design for the $650 million development of three towers in midtown Atlanta; SGR is representing the development group. To read the article and see the design, click here.


Steve O’Day was honored with the Award for Service to the Profession of Environmental Law presented by the State Bar of Georgia. The recognition was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle; click here to read it.


The Daily Report featured John Autry in a March 10th article announcing his election to SGR’s partnership. To read the full article, click here.


The Daily Report featured Jim Monacell in a February 14th article entitled “Corporate Lawyer Has a Passion for Capturing Angels.” To read the full article, click here.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution interviewed Kathy Zickert for its February 6th article on a New York-based real estate group’s development of three new skyscrapers in Midtown Atlanta.


World Trademark Review 1000 named Rodgers Lunsford in its 2014 list of Individuals in Georgia that are “Leading Trademark Professionals.”  To read the full list and article, click here.


Brett Lockwood was quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on January 31st in a story about cyber data security and preventing breaches.


Law360 covered an oral argument by Ed Pennington and John Moy in its January 9th article, “Gift Card Swap System Isn’t Abstract.”  To read the article click here.


The Daily Report featured Steve Forte in a January 9th article regarding SGR’s representation of the Archdiocese of Atlanta in its challenge of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.  To read the full article, click here.


David Burge was  reappointed to the Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board by Governor Nathan Deal. To view the press release issued by the Office of the Governor on January 24th, click here.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle featured the addition of Gibson Lanier to SGR’s IP Department in the “People on the Move” section on January 30th. To view the listing, click here.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was ranked as the fourth largest law firm in the Jacksonville area according to the annual “Top Law Firms” list assembled by the Jacksonville Business Journal, improving from 11th in 2013. To view the complete list published on January 24th, click here.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle featured Ed Burch’s promotion to Head of SGR’s Litigation Department in the “People on the Move” section on January 17th. To view the listing, click here.


On January 17th, Elizabeth Borland was recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the Metro Section’s Bragbook column for her inclusion in the inaugural list of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property.  To view the article, click here.


Citybizlist Atlanta covered the addition of Dr. Gibson Lanier to SGR’s IP Department on January 3rd.  To read the full article, click here.


John Autry was featured in multiple publications with the January 2nd announcement of his election to SGR’s partnership. The announcement was featured in the Atlanta Business ChronicleCitybizlist Atlanta, and the Athens Banner-Herald; each article can be accessed by clicking the corresponding link.


The Real Deal reported the Dermont Company’s sale of a four-building multi-family portfolio in Inwood to Doug Eisenberg of A&E Real Estate on December 24th. Steve O’Connell and Ben Gorelick represented the Dermot Company in this transaction. To read the full article, click here.


The Jacksonville Business Chronicle named Smith, Gambrell & Russell in its “Year in Review: Most Awkward Story of the Year” for the hiring of 11 Fowler White attorneys. Steve Brust was quoted in the December 19th article. To read the full article, click here.


Scott Woldow authored an article for the International Trademark Association Bulletin on December 15th entitled, “INTA Responds to USPTO Request for Comments on Goods/Services ID Amendments Due to Technology Evolution.”  To read the full article, click here.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was mentioned in a December 12th article on SNL Bank and Thrift Daily regarding its participation in SunTrust’s sale of RidgeWorth Capital Management.


Steve Rossum was featured in the “Newsmakers” section of the Atlanta Journal Constitution on December 8th for his role as CEO of the new SGR Aviation Consulting.


On December 9th, Elizabeth Borland was recognized in the Atlanta Business Chronicle for her inclusion in the inaugural list of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property.  To view the article, click here.


Managing Intellectual Property named Elizabeth Borland  to the inaugural list of the “Top 250 Women in IP.” To view the full list, click here. To view SGR’s press release, click here.


On December 5th, the Jacksonville Business Journal published an article that referenced the annual “Party Poopers” client alert authored by SGR’s employment counsel. To read the full article, click here.


The Daily Report published an article on November 27th featuring Steve Rossum and the launch of SGR Aviation Consulting. To read the full article, click here. To view SGR’s press release, click here.


Don Mitchell was quoted in the September/October edition of Airline Economics in an article entitled “American Airlines-US Airways reach a settlement with the DOJ.” To read the full article, click here.


Laura Miller Andrew was interviewed by News 4 Jax on November 15th both on air and in print regarding recent Affordable Care Act developments. To read the article in which she is quoted, click here. To see the interview that was broadcasted on air, click here.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was named among the “Best Law Firms” for 2014 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in 20 practice areas, doubling last year’s number of rankings and including six “Tier 1” rankings. To view the rankings, click here. To view SGR’s press release, click here.


Pat Hill and Nick Andrews were quoted in an NBCNews article on October 26th regarding the debate over guns in the workplace. To read the full article, click here.


On October 28th, Employee Benefit News published an article authored by Kate Bongiovanni entitled “HHS issues model HIPAA notices of privacy practices.” To read the full article, click here.


CRE-sources recognized Smith, Gambrell & Russell on October 22nd for its sponsorship of the 6th annual Global Diversity Summit. To read the full article, click here.


Don Mitchell authored an article in the September/October edition of Jetrader entitled “The Import of Export” covering a dispute between Delta Air Lines and Ex-Im Bank.  To read the magazine, click here.


The Jacksonville Daily Record recognized Smith, Gambrell & Russell on September 23rd for its sponsorship of the reinstated annual “Tee It Up” for Charity Golf Tournament. To read the article, click here.


On September 11th,  Laura Miller Andrew served as a panelist for the 7th annual Caring Community Conference and discussed the Affordable Care Act.


Steve O’Day was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 8th for an article on the debate over the expansion of solar energy in Georgia.


On September 6th, Employee Benefit News published an article authored by  Kate Bongiovanni entitled “HHS clarifies ‘religious employer’ rules.” To read the full article, click here.


On August 15th, Smith, Gambrell & Russell was featured on Citybizlist Atlanta and Citybizlist South Florida for having 20 attorneys listed as The Best Lawyers in America 2014.


The Jacksonville Business Journal also recognized Smith, Gambrell & Russell  as part of their August 21st article “Jacksonville Has Some of the Best Lawyers in America.”


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was listed in an August 23rd Digital Journal article regarding Best Attorneys Online choosing the 30 top trademark legal firms for the month of August 2013.


On July 30th, Ed PenningtonJohn Moy and Chad Jackson were mentioned in a Law360 article entitled, “Online Gift Card Swaps Are Patentable, Cardpool Claims” regarding recent litigation on alleged patent infringement.


ACQ Magazine named Smith, Gambrell & Russell on their Global Awards 2013 for “Antitrust Law Firm of the Year,” “Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year,” “Construction Law Firm of the Year,” “Corporate/M&A Law Firm of the Year,” “IP Law Firm of the Year,” and “Real Estate Law Firm of the Year.”


Smith, Gambrell & Russell represented Global Axcess Corp in an asset purchase agreement entered into with Financial Consulting & Trading International, Inc. on August 6th. The acquisition has been actively covered by The Sacramento Bee, SNL Financial, and SelfServiceWorld.comBrian Hall was quoted on the same matter in the Jacksonville Business Journal.


On July 12th, the Society for Human Resource Management published an article on recent health care developments that referenced a client alert authored by SGR’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Counsel.


Chris FitzPatrick was recognized in “The Tan Sheet” on July 15th for his presentation on the FTC’s monitoring of claims by advertisements on dietary supplements.


The Jacksonville Business Journal has actively covered Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s addition of 11 new attorneys in the Jacksonville office.


Law360 also featured Smith, Gambrell & Russell on July 26th for its growth in Jacksonville, quoting Steve Brust and mentioning all 11 new attorneys by name.  


Eliot Zuckerman was quoted in The New York Times article “The Clincher, Also Known as Closing” on July 25th.


Best Attorneys Online ranked Smith, Gambrell & Russell on their 2013 Top 30 lists for the “Best Corporate Lawyers” and the “Best Labor and Employment Lawyers” in the United States.


Pete Barlow, Don MitchellTom Stalzer and Howard Turner were listed in the Aviation edition of Expert Guides – The World’s Finest Lawyers Chosen by their Peers.


Jim Middleton, who represented Florida Public Utilities in a dispute with the City of Fernandina Beach over a waste site, was quoted in the June 25th Fernandina Observer article entitled, “Garbage in, garbage out…for $700,000.” In addition, he was quoted in the June 28th Fernandina Beach News Leader article on the same matter entitled, “City gives FPU new deal to pay for tainted site.”


Hong Wills, Crystal Cook, and Deana Ahn were named to the inaugural Hot List of Lawyers of Color (LOC). The list is comprised of 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 who are excelling in the legal profession. To view SGR’s press release, click here.


Steve O’Day was featured in the “Who’s Who” of Sustainability, a list of 50 experts in the sustainability industry published by the Atlanta Business Chronicle on June 21st.


Tracey Daniels was quoted in the June 21st New York Times Real Estate Q&A section, in which she answered a question on buying a tenant-occupied condo.


Pete Barlow was quoted in the June 28th Associated Press article “Tiny Allegiant Air Thrives on Low Costs, High Fees” regarding how it has remained profitable.


On July 1, The Florida Bar News reported the addition of ten new attorneys to the Smith, Gambrell & Russell Jacksonville office.


GlobalAtlanta.com mentioned Jonathan Minnen on July 1st for his new role as secretary of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region.


Jonathan Minnen and David Newman were featured as guest authors in the legal newsletter “Law & News” published by Eitan, Mehulal & Sadot, an Interlex member in Israel.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell is launching two new blogs: Health Care Updates, managed by Laura Andrew, and Construction Law Updates, managed by Mark de St. Aubin. To view the blogs, click on the respective links. To review and add to the mailing lists, click here for Health Care and here for Construction Law.


Employee Benefit News published an article authored by Kate Bongiovanni entitled, “Open for questions: Federal agencies release a slew of health reform FAQs.”


Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s addition of ten new attorneys from Fowler White was featured in the City Notes section of The Daily Record.


The Wall Street Journal published an article on April 26th regarding J.C. Penney pledging stores for a $1.75 billion loan; David Burge is serving as Georgia counsel for J.C. Penney in this matter.


was quoted in a May 24th Atlanta Business Chronicle article on the ramifications of the West, Texas plant explosion as it relates to OSHA claims and inspections.


The New York Times featured a quote from Tim Bumann in its May 26th article entitled “Gun Makers Saw No Role in Curbing Improper  Sales.”


Brett Lockwood was quoted in a Medical Office Today article on “The Most Common HIPAA Violations and How to Avoid Them” published on May 30th.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was featured in a June 5th Daily Report survey on summer associates. Sherri Knight was quoted in the story, which provides detail on the various summer associate programs in Atlanta.


Dana Bradford was mentioned in a Law360 article on May 10 entitled, “Fla. Court Throws Out $17M Award Against Big Tobacco.” The article reported that a Florida appeals court reversed a $16.8 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the family of a woman who died of smoking-related diseases, ruling a trial court had prematurely declared her a member of the landmark Engle class action.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article by Laura Andrew entitled, “Health care reform forces employers to ‘Play or Pay.’”


Joyce Klemmer attended the Intellectual Property SpringPosium held at Barnsley Gardens, which was featured in The Atlanta Lawyer May 2013 publication.


Kathy Zickert was quoted in a Rockdale Citizen article entitled, “Litigation threatened over housing for mentally ill.”


On May 21, Compliance Week quoted Laura Andrew in an article entitled, “Healthcare Companies Struggling Still With Sunshine Act Compliance.”


Scott Cahalan was quoted in an article in The Augusta Chronicle on May 10 discussing contract conflicts in the $900 million dispute over the addition of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtl.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle featured Laura Andrew in its May 10 article, “Obamacare forces ‘pay or play’ decisions.”


Employee Benefit News published an article authored by Kate Bongiovanni entitled, “Contraceptive coverage mandate clarified.”


Law 360 reported the filing of a complaint by client, Jack Braha, in the New York Supreme Court against Steven Ancona and certain limited liability companies alleging fraudulent conveyance of two properties. This new action arises out of another pending lawsuit between the parties concerning ownership of a building in the Flatiron District and the parties’ respective obligations under a 35-year triple-net-lease. In that case, our client prevailed on liability and the Court is scheduling a trial on damages. Edward White and Michael Regan are handling the case.


Greg Kirsch was quoted in a Daily Report article entitled, “The lateral affair: It’s more than a casual romance.”


Gregory J. Kirsch, a partner in SGR’s Atlanta office and Head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, is a contributing author to a new book being published by the American Bar Association (ABA), on the subject of bioinformatics law.  Bioinformatics is the application of computer and information technology to the study and analysis of genetics and other biological structures and processes.  The new book, entitled “Bioinformatics Law: Legal Issues for Computational Biology in the Post-Genome Era,” covers various legal issues relating to this technology, including intellectual property, licensing, privacy, collaborations, technical standards, and data ownership.  Mr. Kirsch is the co-author of Chapter Five on software patent law.


Paul Sowell was quoted in the Wall Street Journal  article entitled “Is the Next Generation Prepared to Fly High?”


Ed Wasmuth’s “Georgia Appellate Developments” blog launch was mentioned in the “Talk of the Town” section of Attorney at Law Magazine.


Hong Wills spoke at the International Women’s Day Celebration at Georgia’s State Capitol on March 8. The event, organized by the Georgia Commission on Women, was featured on Channel 2’s People 2 People.


Kate Bongiovanni authored an Employee Benefits News article, published March 1, on new health care regulations that increase rewards for wellness programs.


Law360 and Thomson Reuters News & Insight featured Smith, Gambrell & Russell for its representation of Development Specialists Inc., which is seeking funds from the bankrupt law firm, Coudert Brothers, as the administrator of its estate.  John McCarthy represents DSI in this potentially precedent-setting case.


Greg Kirsch was mentioned in the Daily Report on March 6th for his new role as the head of SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice.


Steve O’Day was quoted in a March 8th Atlanta Business Chronicle article discussing a new water regulation bill.


The March/April 2013 issue of Simply Buckhead magazine featured Hong Wills in an article entitled “Exploring Buckhead’s Neighborhoods: How Buckhead was and will be built”.


Steve O’Day was a featured panel moderator on the topic of Georgia’s solar future at the 2013 Greenprints Conference. To view a short video of Steve describing the event, click here.


Steve Forte was quoted in the Daily Report article entitled “Smith Gambrell: 2012 was year of investment,” which was published on March 11th.


Victor Metsch authored an article entitled, “The First Department’s Jan. 29 ‘spoliation trifecta’,” which was published on March 11th by Thomson Reuters News & Insight.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell launched the “Georgia Appellate Developments” blog, which is managed by Ed Wasmuth.  To view the press release, click here.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle featured David Burge in its “People in the News” section on February 4th for his recent election as National Representative to the Atlanta Area Boy Scout Council.


Steve O’Day authored an article entitled “Municipal Water Supply and ‘Smart Water Grid Services’” published on February 7th for the Georgia Municipal Association.


Andy Fawbush was featured in the Fall 2012 UF Law Magazine’s Annual Report issue for receiving the inaugural S. Austin Peele Distinguished Service Award.


Don Mitchell authored an article entitled, “Catching the Spirit: Airline Ancillary Fees Under Attack” which was published in the January/February 2013 issue of Jetrader magazine.


On January 28th, Victor Metsch and Donald Rosenthal served as “Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States” panel members in a final round of the National Moot Court Competition.


Edward White and Michael Regan successfully argued for client, 3 West 16th Street, LLC, against a synagogue, staying eviction by claiming to own a third of the 16th Street property, which is being developed into luxury rentals. The hearing in the New York State Supreme Court was covered in The Real Deal, The Villager, The New York Observer, and The New York Jewish Week.  White and Regan also prevailed in the Supreme Court Appellate Division, which was covered in The Real Deal and The New York Observer. 


SGR’s addition of eight new IP litigators from Murphy & King was featured in the Daily Report and Bloomberg’s Business of Law column. SGR’s full press release on the addition was also featured on IPFrontline.com.


David Burge was quoted in a Ledger-Enquirer story on the potential foreclosure of The Ralston building in downtown Columbus.


Tracey Daniels was quoted in the New York Times Real Estate Q&A section, in which she answered a question on the “Mansion Tax” in New York City.


Aasia Mustakeem was mentioned in the “Talk of the Town” Section of Attorney at Law Magazine for being honored with the Conscientious Service Award from the Global Diversity Summit in Commercial Real Estate, Inc.


Victor Metsch authored an article entitled “Has Ashland Management Trumped Kenford Company with Respect to Claims for ‘New Venture’ Lost Profits?” for Thomson Reuters News & Insight.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle quoted Steve O’Day in an article regarding the possible development of a new solar power plant in Milledgeville.


Georgia Trend Magazine named nine Smith, Gambrell & Russell attorneys on their Legal Elite list for 2012: Ron Barab, Steve O’Day, Andy Thompson, Marcie Ernst, Parker Sanders, Greg Kirsch, Jim Monacell, David Burge and Brett Lockwood.


Bloomberg.com covered the Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Hartman & Craven combination.


Victor Metsch served as a Judge last month in the semi-final round of the National Moot Court competition.


The New York Law Journal featured {Victor Metsch}(http://www.sgrlaw.com/?page_id=310)+ and Michael Regan in its “Realty Law Digest” last week in regards to a recent decision in condominium law. The story also mentions an article co-authored by Metsch and Regan.


Michael Regan authored an article in the Fall 2012 edition of the New York Real Property Law Journal discussing two recent appellate decisions on commercial lease renewals.


The Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record featured Dana Bradford in its article on the annual Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition that took place last week. Two law students from the University of Georgia defeated two University of Florida law students to win the annual courtroom contest.


Colin Delaney was quoted in a Law360 article regarding a case in which the Firm represents RCTV, a Venezuelan TV channel, against DirecTV in the Supreme Court of New York.


Steve O’Day served as the moderator for the “Smart Water Solutions for Atlanta” panel discussion. Steve was also mentioned in the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper newsletter for his contributions.


Aasia Mustakeem received the Conscientious Service Award from the Global Diversity Summit in Commercial Real Estate, Inc. for her dedication and commitment to the organization and the furtherance of the commercial real estate industry. The award was presented at the 2012 GDSummit in Commercial Real Estate held in Atlanta, October 10-11.


New Partner Greg Kirsch was featured in Law 360, the Daily Report and a Bloomberg.com article regarding his recent move to SGR.


Michelle Edwards and Joyce Klemmer authored sections about The Atlanta Bar Association’s volunteer and pro bono efforts in the October 2012 issue of The Atlanta Lawyer.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution featured Scott Harty for his work with the Sixty Feet organization, a charity that focuses on the freeing of Ugandan children from wrongful imprisonment.


Kate Bongiovanni authored the Employee Benefit News article entitled, “CMS Updates Enforcement Rules” regarding recent clarification of certain safe harbor guidelines.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell has been named an Industry Partner of the Year finalist by the Georgia Restaurant Association for their annual GRACE Awards. Perry McGuire is a founding board member of the GRA and currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Co-Chair of the Legislative/Governmental Affairs Committee.


The Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record recognized Smith Gambrell & Russell for its involvement in reviving the upcoming Florida/Georgia moot court competition scheduled for October 26.


Jonathan Minnen was featured in an Atlanta Jewish Times entrepreneur profile entitled “Jonathan Minnen, Pioneer of the Atlanta-Israel Connection.”


Don Mitchell was quoted in a HuffPost Travel article regarding the legal implications of how airlines advertise prices and fees.


As a contributing editor for the Laws and Regulations section of Employee Benefit News, Kate Bongiovanni recently authored an article entitled “Guidance Clarifies FSA Changes, IRS Contemplates Modifications to Use-It-or-Lose-It rule.”


Don Mitchell authored an article called “A Case of Olympic Proportions, Court’s Conclusion Leaves Room for Confusion,” which was published in the September/October issue of Jetrader magazine.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell was mentioned in the Daily Report article on the the swearing-in ceremony of former partner, Lisa Branch, as Georgia Court of Appeals Judge.


Kate Bongiovanni co-authored the Employee Benefit Adviser article, “Performance Under Pressure,” regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Her portion of the article, “Government SBC Guidance Answers Industry Questions, Concerns” highlights frequently asked questions published jointly by the The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services.


Smith Gambrell & Russell client McGill Aviation was mentioned in Florida’s Fernandina Beach News Leader announcing McGill’s success in a longstanding lawsuit with the city of Fernandina Beach. SGR attorney Jim Middleton has represented McGill for the last 8 years.


Smith Gambrell & Russell’s participation in the Rainwater Harvesting Summit, a meeting to promote the harvesting of rainwater by residential and commercial property owners, was mentioned in a Saporta Report article.


The Daily Report mentioned Smith Gambrell & Russell in an article entitled, “Judge says GSU and Regents to get legal fees from publishers,” covering a case that Matt Warenzak was involved in.


Julie Miller was quoted in the Jacksonville Business Journal following her participation in a roundtable of young professionals from NAIOP of Northeast Florida’s Developing Leaders group.


Steve O’Day and Andy Thompson co-authored an article entitled “The Sophisticated User Defense: It’s Not Just for Drug Companies Anymore,” which was published in the Summer 2012 Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Newsletter.


Novartis Corporation listed Smith, Gambrell & Russell in a media release regarding the company’s exclusive selection of its Panel of Preferred Firms. SGR is a Preferred Firm for Novartis False Advertising and Commercial Litigation matters.


Jim Middleton’s induction into the Litigation Counsel of America was mentioned in the News and Notes section of The Florida Bar website.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentioned Jonathan Minnen’s election to The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region Board as Secretary for 2012-2013.


Andy Thompson recently co-authored an article with Tony Auffant, general counsel of SGR’s client Metso Paper USA, Inc., entitled “The Anatomy of a Groundwater Contamination Case: 6 Years, 15 Lawsuits, and Enough Twists and Turns for a Law School Exam” in the Summer 2012 edition of the In-House Defense Quarterly magazine.


Don Mitchell’s article “Is it Worthy?: Defining ‘airworthy’ plus ICAO vs. the Volcano” was published in the July/August 2012 issue of Jetrader magazine.


As a contributing editor for the Laws and Regulations section of Employee Benefit News, Kate Bongiovanni authored an article on July 1, 2012 entitled “Guidance issued on fees for research.”


Steve O’Day was quoted in the June 27, 2012 issue of the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper RiverFlash newsletter regarding the Smart Water Grid initiative. In addition, Steve was interviewed on Southeast Green’s “Speaking of Green” blog talk radio show on July 11, 2012.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Drew Slone as part of the 2012 graduating class of Leadership Dekalb.


Andy Thompson was mentioned on June 13, 2012 in a recent issue of the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper RiverFlash newsletter regarding his recent representation of the nonprofit in the Georgia Court of Appeals.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle quoted Steve O’Day in an article on June 8, 2012 about his involvement in the Smart Water Grid program.


On June 5, 2012, Citybizlist Atlanta mentioned Michelle Edwards concerning her role as a 2012-2013 Atlanta Bar Association Section Chair.


Ed Wasmuth was quoted in a Daily Report article on June 5, 2012 entitled “Court vacates $17.5M airport verdict.”


The Jacksonville Business Journal recognized Andy Fawbush on May 31, 2012 as the recipient of the inaugural S. Austin Peele Distinguished Trustee Award in recognition of his service and dedication as a University of Florida Levin College of Law Trustee.


On May 18, 2012, the Daily Report interviewed Class Action, the band mostly made up of SGR lawyers, before LawJam 2012.


On March 23, 2012, Brian Hall was mentioned in three Daily Deal articles about his representation of AgSouth Farm Credit.


The Jacksonville Business Journal featured Dana Bradford on April 13, 2012 in its “Listmakers” feature, which highlights top executives from the area’s largest law firms. In addition, Dana was quoted in a Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record article about SGR’s sponsorship of the annual Florida-Georgia Moot Court Competition.


Anton Mertens was interviewed on the Atlanta Business RadioX “Corporate Conversations” talk radio show.


Steve O’Day co-authored an Oil & Gas Monitor article on March 19, 2012 entitled, “Top Environmental Concerns in Fracking.”


The Winter 2012 Furman Magazine included a feature on Steve O’Day.


Sandra Mallory was featured in a Daily Report article on March 15, 2012 about how law firm administrators keep law firms running smoothly.


“Poisonous Estate Planning,” an article by Dorothy Santos, was referred to in London’s New Law Journal on March 9, 2012.


Steve O’Day gave a summary of the Greenprints 2012 Keynote Panel in a Southeast Green video. In addition, Steve was mentioned on April 18, 2012 in the “In the Trenches” column of the Daily Report for his involvement on the executive advisory council of the Midtown Alliance’s new Greenprint Midtown initiative.


Laura Andrew and Kate Bongiovanni co-authored an article on Febraury 21, 2012 entitled “Group Health Plan Sponsors Should Prepare for Possible HIPAA Audits,” which was published in both the Bloomberg Law Reports Heath Law and Labor & Employment newsletters.


Don Mitchell authored an article entitled, “Financier Liability Protection Further Eroded in Florida,” which was published in the March/April 2012 issue of Jetrader magazine.


As a contributing editor for the Laws and Regulations section of Employee Benefit News, Kate Bongiovanni recently authored three articles.


The Georgia Bar Journal published an article in February 2012 by Andy Thompson regarding the sophisticated user defense in the toxic tort context.


David Fox was mentioned in a Law360 article on February 21, 2012 about his representation of Arch Specialty Insurance Co. in a case against Axiom Insurance Managers Agency LLC.


Denn Webb was mentioned in a Loganville-Grayson Patch article on Februaury 8, 2012 about his participation in a meeting concerning rezoning on Georgia’s Highway 20.


Colin Delaney and John Lee were mentioned in a Law360 article on February 2, 2012 regarding their $13.6M victory in a dispute involving a large, multi-use, commercial real estate development.


Steve O’Day was quoted in an Electric Power Daily newsletter, an Electric Utility Week article, an Atlanta Business Chronicle article on February 23, 2012, and on the Savannahnow.com website on January 29 about solar energy changes in Georgia. In addition, Steve was quoted in a Law360 article entitled “EPA Braces For Shake-Up As High Court, Congress Take Aim.”


The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Alison Drane for her selection in the NAIOP Future Leaders class of 2012.


In January 2012, Yash Dave was featured in a Florida Coastal School of Law brochure.


Smith, Gambrell & Russell appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle edition of “The History of Law and Accounting” on Januray 13, 2012.


Steve O’Day was quoted on January 1, 2012 in a Law360 article regarding the development and implementation of environmental regulations in 2012.