Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Elevates 12 Attorneys to Partner

Press Release

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated 12 attorneys to partner, effective January 1. The new partners are Jason R. Bushby, Joel D. Eckert, Jason Fortenberry, John Mark Goodman, Charles “Trey” B. Hill III, Nicholas J. Landau, Ph.D., David Vance Lucas, Luke D. Martin, Benjamin L. McArthur, Colin G. Moorhouse, Jon H. Patterson, and Edmund S. Sauer.

“We are proud to welcome these attorneys into our partnership,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “This accomplishment is well deserved and reflective of their commitment to providing superior legal service to our clients and their dedication to being outstanding practitioners of the law.”

Jason R. Bushby (Birmingham) is a member of the firm’s Insurance and Financial Services Group. His practice concentrates on representing financial institutions, mortgage companies, and insurance companies in civil litigation matters throughout the country and providing regulatory compliance services for financial institutions and mortgage companies. Mr. Bushby holds a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law and a B.B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Mississippi.

Joel D. Eckert (Nashville) is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including commercial, construction, and land use disputes. He has also successfully defended clients in the health care industry in False Claims Act litigation. Mr. Eckert holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Wheaton College.

Jason Fortenberry (Jackson) is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He regularly represents and advises businesses in a variety of matters ranging from consumer finance litigation and products liability actions to intellectual property disputes, commercial real estate acquisition/litigation, and various employment concerns. Mr. Fortenberry holds a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Mississippi College School of Law and a B.A. from Mississippi State University.

John Mark Goodman (Birmingham) is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Construction Practice Groups. He handles all aspects of civil litigation and has substantial experience in product liability, trucking negligence, construction, accounting and legal malpractice, tax, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Goodman holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.S. (summa cum laude) from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Charles “Trey” B. Hill III (Birmingham) is a member of the firm’s Economic Development and Tax Practice Groups. He concentrates his practice in the area of economic development, assisting business clients in the site selection, incentive negotiation, and implementation processes. He also assists his clients in connection with various transactional and tax matters, including compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws, corporate governance, and business planning. Mr. Hill holds a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, an L.L.M in taxation from the New York University School of Law, and a B.S. from Auburn University.

Nicholas J. Landau, Ph.D. (Birmingham) is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He is experienced in the procurement, protection, and litigation of patents, trademarks, and other forms of intellectual property. Dr. Landau has drafted, prosecuted, and successfully appealed dozens of patent applications and worked with patents in a broad array of technological disciplines. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and environmental technology. Dr. Landau holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School, a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, an M.S. from the University of Maryland, and a BA. from the University of Virginia.

David Vance Lucas (Huntsville) is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He is well-founded in technology law and legal strategy and blends operational experience with legal advice on intellectual property, compliance (domestic and global), and complex multijurisdictional litigation. Mr. Lucas holds a J.D. from the Alabama School of Law and a B.S. from the University of Alabama.

Luke D. Martin (Birmingham) is a member of the firm’s Construction and Procurement Practice Group. He represents construction industry clients in every stage of construction projects and advises clients regarding contract negotiation, including the preparation and revision of contract documents before and during the bidding process. He also advises clients regarding the ins and outs of competitive bidding laws and has participated in bid protests at the state and federal level. Mr. Martin further serves clients through the various forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.S. (with high honors) from Indiana University.

Benjamin L. McArthur (Huntsville) is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Group. He has a diverse litigation practice, representing individuals and businesses in commercial, intellectual property, and real estate litigation matters in state and federal court and before arbitration panels. He regularly defends doctors and other health care providers in medical malpractice actions as well as drug and medical device manufacturers in product liability cases. Mr. McArthur holds a J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Mississippi.

Colin G. Moorhouse (Birmingham) is a member of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services and Corporate and Securities Practice Groups. He maintains a diverse transactional practice, concentrating on commercial finance and general corporate law. Mr. Moorhouse regularly represents borrowers and lenders in syndicated and non-syndicated commercial loan and other financing transactions. He also represents municipalities, underwriters, letter of credit issuers and developers in tax-exempt and taxable debt transactions. Mr. Moorhouse holds a J.D. (with honors) from the University of Maryland Law School and a B.A. (cum laude) from Randolph-Macon College.

Jon H. Patterson (Birmingham) is a member of the firm’s General Litigation Group, with a focus on mortgage litigation and commercial and business litigation. He has handled cases through all stages of the litigation process, including arbitration hearings, mediation, jury trials, bench trials, and injunctive relief hearings. He has substantial experience in the mortgage litigation arena, managing the litigation of hundreds of cases across the country for various mortgage servicers. Mr. Patterson holds a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and a B.A. (cum laude) from Birmingham-Southern College.

Edmund S. Sauer (Nashville) is a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. He focuses his practice on handling appeals and drafting dispositive motions on virtually all types of substantive legal issues. In both federal and state courts, he has handled oral arguments and appeals involving a variety of matters, including product liability, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, contracts, federal preemption, the Federal Tort Claims Act, qualified immunity, federal and state constitutional issues, bankruptcy, consumer fraud, antitrust, intellectual property, financial services, the Federal Arbitration Act, and the Federal Employers Liability Act. Mr. Sauer holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, an M.A. from Queen’s University, and a B.A. (with honors) from Centre College.

For more coverage on this story, read the Law360 article, “Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1,” published on April 15, 2015.