In the News (2014)

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.


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.


The October 2014 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions highlighted Jim Black joining SGR in its “People” section.


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


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.


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


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Daily Report featured Jim Monacell in a February 14th article entitled “Corporate Lawyer Has a Passion for Capturing Angels.”


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.”


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.


David Burge was reappointed to the Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board by Governor Nathan Deal.


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.


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.


Citybizlist Atlanta covered the addition of Dr. Gibson Lanier to SGR’s IP Department on January 3rd.


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.

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