Alston & Bird has announced the election of 16 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2019.
The new partners span five U.S. offices and seven practices. They include five new partners in commercial litigation and four in finance. Half the new partners are women.
“Each of these attorneys has demonstrated the highest ideals of client service while fostering a workplace culture where people and ideas thrive,” said Alston & Bird Managing Partner Richard Hays. “Together, they represent an extraordinary, diverse group whose talents and dedication will continue to lead the way for our clients and our firm for many years to come.”
Elected to Alston & Bird’s partnerships are:
- Elizabeth Broadway Brown (Atlanta) as partner in our Litigation & Trial Practice Group. She defends class action and privacy litigation matters, primarily in the health care, technology, and financial services industries. Her experience includes litigating complex disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country, including claims arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and numerous other federal and state consumer protection laws.
- Steven R. Campbell (New York) as partner in our Litigation & Trial Practice Group. A commercial litigator who represents clients in complex business disputes and government investigations, he has tried jury and nonjury cases in state and federal courts across the country, as well as national and international arbitral forums. His experience includes litigation involving securities, class actions, products liability, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, construction/real estate, and transactional disputes.
- Elizabeth Gingold Clark (Atlanta) as partner in our Securities Litigation Group, where she represents public companies and financial institutions in securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, M&A litigation, and government investigations and enforcement actions. She also represents clients facing breach of fiduciary duty claims, corporate governance disputes, or regulatory actions.
- Pamela Holland Councill (Atlanta) as partner in our Intellectual Property Litigation Group. She focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling, including litigation involving claims of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, false advertising, and breach of contract. She represents clients before federal district courts, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
- Jenny A. Hergenrother (Atlanta) as partner in our Products Liability Group. She represents clients in complex product litigation matters, including allegations of false and deceptive advertising, high-value personal injury and wrongful death cases, claim substantiation, and class and mass actions in the automotive, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.
- Sarah Hess Mackenzie (Atlanta) as partner in our Corporate & Business Transactions Group. Representing private and public companies, she focuses her practice on complex M&A and securities transactions. She also counsels clients on general corporate matters, including ongoing compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations and corporate governance issues.
- Daniella P. Main (New York and Dallas) as partner in our Litigation & Trial Practice Group, where she represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, right of first refusal and indemnification claims, and agency and fiduciary relationships. Her practice spans federal and state practice and appeals, as well as domestic and international arbitration and liquidation and receivership proceedings.
- Christopher L. McArdle (New York) as partner in our Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Concentrating his practice in patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, and appellate advocacy, he represents clients in patent matters in federal district and appellate courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in cases involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computer software, and electrical transmission.
- C. Jordan Myers (Atlanta) as partner in our Finance Group. He represents commercial banks, alternative lenders, private equity funds, and corporate borrowers in complex cash-flow and asset-based lending transactions, as well as workouts and restructurings. His primary industry focus includes retail and consumer products, restaurants, and other franchise concepts.
- Samuel J. Park (Los Angeles) as partner in our Litigation & Trial Practice Group. He focuses his practice on class actions, complex commercial cases and arbitrations, and regulatory matters involving the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, fraud, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, business interference, and breach of contract. His industry experience spans insurance, financial services, food processing, and nutritional supplements.
- Drew H. Peterson (Charlotte) as partner in our Finance Group, where he advises financial institutions offering corporate trust services in structured finance transactions and related litigation, bankruptcies, and restructuring. He regularly represents trustees, bond administrators, master servicers, custodians, and other service providers in mortgage-backed and asset-backed securitization transactions.
- Nicholas J. Roecker (Atlanta) as partner in our Finance Group. He represents financial institutions, private equity sponsors, and corporate issuers in debt finance transactions, including leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, and investment-grade credit facilities.
- Jason Rottner (Atlanta) as partner in our Litigation & Trial Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on general business and complex commercial litigation. Frequently serving the manufacturing industry, he represents clients in commercial disputes involving contract and warranty lawsuits, class actions, product liability cases, and insurance disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country.
- Adam Smith (Charlotte) as partner in our Finance Group. He counsels financial institutions’ corporate trust departments in capital markets transactions, including structured finance, securitization, project finance, and corporate notes offerings. Additionally, he advises financial institutions in litigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and liquidations matters.
- Alison Drane Waterson (Atlanta) as partner in our Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, where she represents institutional lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate financing matters, including acquisition and construction financing, syndications, and ground lease loans. Her experience also includes representing developers and owners in acquisitions and dispositions involving office, retail, multifamily, and mixed-use projects.
- Courtney M. Wright (Los Angeles) as partner in our Real Estate Finance & Investment Group. She focuses her practice on real estate finance and capital markets, representing institutional lenders, investment banks, mezzanine funds, and portfolio lenders in originating commercial mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, and loan restructurings for all asset classes.