A number of local law firms — some headquartered in Nashville, others with prominent offices here — are featured on BTI Consulting Group's recently published BTI Brand Elite ranking of top firms as seen by in-house counsel at many of the world's largest companies. Making the list are locally based firms Bass Berry & Sims and Waller. Ranked firms headquartered elsewhere but with a solid presence here include Adams and Reese, Baker Donelson, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Burr & Forman, Butler Snow, Frost Brown Todd, Nelson Mullins, Ogletree Deakins, Pillsbury Winthrop and Stites & Harbison.
The consultants' list — check out an executive summary here — features more than 200 firms that score well on recommendations, value delivered and innovation. Of note: The BTI team, which interviewed more than 500 in-house attorneys, did not prompt the lawyers with firm names. All mentions were unsolicited.
The Birmingham office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has added partner Leigh Anne Hodge in its Birmingham office. Hodge, who specializes in health care litigation, was previously a partner at Balch & Bingham. Her addition takes to 15 the number of health care attorneys who have joined BABC since late last year.
A practicing nurse before she went to law school, Ms. Hodge holds a J.D. (summa cum laude) from Cumberland School of Law and a B.S. (with honors) from the University of Alabama. She is the Treasurer of the American Inns of Court in Birmingham; a member of the Health Law Section of the Alabama Bar; and a member of the Executive Committee of the Autism and Behavioral Health Center in Birmingham. She previously served as an adjunct professor of health law transactions at Cumberland School of Law.
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