Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Adds 25 New Attorneys

Press Release

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that 25 new associates have joined the firm. The new attorneys are based in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; Jackson, Miss.; Montgomery, Ala.; and Nashville, Tenn., offices.

Below is additional information on the new attorneys, organized by office.

Birmingham

Anne Knox Averitt is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Duke University.

Sabra M. Barnett is a member of the Construction and Procurement and Government Contracts Practice Groups, focusing on assisting contractors, subcontractors, engineers and owners at every stage of a construction project. She has a J.D. (summa cum laude) from University of Alabama School of Law and a B.A. in Government (cum laude) from Hamilton College.

Charlie G. Baxley is a member of the Construction and Procurement Practice Group. Prior to law school, he worked in estimating and project management for a large general contractor. Baxley has a J.D. (cum laude) from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

R. Aaron Chastain is a member of the Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on preparing and presenting dispositive motions and appellate briefs in courts around the country. Chastain has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in History and Economics (summa cum laude) from Auburn University.

Cameron W. Ellis practices primarily in the Insurance and Litigation Practice Groups. With a particular focus on class and complex litigation, he has represented insurers, financial services companies and contractors in matters pending in state and federal courts across the country. Ellis earned his J.D. (magnacum laude) from University of Alabama School of Law and B.S. (cum laude) from Carson-Newman College.

Lee Gilley is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Also a member of the firm’s Financial Services team, he focuses his practice on representing financial institutions and mortgage companies in a variety of litigation matters. Gilley has a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law and a B.S. (magna cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.

Blake B. Goodsell is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He previously worked at a New Orleans litigation defense firm where he focused on general litigation, labor and employment, and subrogation. He has a J.D. (magna cum laude) from University of Alabama School of Law and a B.S. in Geography/Urban and Regional Planning (cum laude) from University of Alabama.

J. Riley Key is a member of the Litigation and Banking and Financial Services Practice Groups. He earned a J.D. (summa cum laude) from University of Alabama School of Law and a B.A. (cum laude) from University of Alabama.

Cameron J. Miller is a member of the Litigation and Banking and Financial Services Practice Groups. He has a J.D. (magna cum laude) from University of Alabama School of Law and a B.A. from Washington & Lee University.

Ann E. Phelps is a member of the Litigation Practice Group, with a particular focus on complex litigation. She has a J.D. (magna cum laude) from University of Alabama School of Law and a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.

Grant A. Premo is a member of the Litigation and Banking and Financial Services Practice Groups. He
has a J.D. from University of Alabama School of Law and a B.A. from University of Alabama.

Ellen S. Presley is a member of the Litigation Practice Group, with a particular focus on medical
malpractice and health care litigation. She earned her J.D. from Columbia University Law School and
B.A. (summa cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.

Fritz Spainhour is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and Life Sciences Industry Team. He
focuses his practice in the areas of pharmaceutical and commercial litigation. Spainhour has a J.D. from
University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from Wake Forest
University.

Charlotte

Monica L. Wilson is a member of the Construction and Procurement, and Litigation Practice Groups. She represents contractors, subcontractors, developers, architects, engineers and sureties in public and private construction projects, focusing on risk mitigation and dispute avoidance. She has a J.D. (cum laude) from University of Florida Levin College of Law and a B.S. in Business Management (summa cum laude) from University of Florida.

Jackson

Erin D. Saltaformaggio is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She has a J.D. (summa cum laude) from Mississippi College School of Law and a B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations from Kansas State University.

Montgomery

Rudy Hill is a member of the Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. A registered patent attorney, he focuses on obtaining, managing and protecting patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights. Hill has a J.D. (summa cum laude) from University of Alabama School of Law and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Auburn University.

Nashville

Alexandra “Alex” Dugan is a member of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Distressed Investing, and Litigation Practice Groups. She earned her J.D. (with honors) from Emory University School of Law and has a B.A. (cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.

Lauren B. Jacques is a member of the Health Care Practice Group, focusing her practice on assisting clients in the health care industry in a wide range of regulatory, operational and transactional matters. She has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy (cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.

Sarah K. Laird is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group, focusing her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, lending and leasing. She has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.S. in Mathematics (magna cum laude) from Freed-Hardeman University.

Jake Neu is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He focuses his practice on patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and technology transactions. Neu has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and History (magna cum laude) from Rice University.

John P. Rodgers is a member of the Labor and Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. He earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from University of Tennessee and also has a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University.

Edmund S. Sauer is a member of the Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups. He previously practiced in the Appellate and General Litigation Groups of a large international law firm in Washington, D.C., and served as Deputy General Counsel to Kentucky Governor Steven L. Beshear. He earned a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, an M.A. in Political Science (Fulbright Scholar) from Queen’s University and a B.A. in Economics and Government (with honors) from Centre College.

Caitlyn Whitney is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, specializing in complex business transactions, including strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; private equity and venture capital investments; debt and equity restructurings; SEC reporting requirements; and public and private sales of debt and equity securities. Whitney has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Political Science (cum laude) from California State University, Fullerton.

Kristi Wilcox is a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups. She focuses her practice on commercial, entertainment, copyright and trademark disputes. She has a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. She also has an M.A. in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in English (summa cum laude) from University of Alabama.

Heather Howell Wright is a member of the Litigation, Insurance and Class Actions Practice Groups. She focuses her practice on the resolution of business disputes involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She has a J.D. (cum laude) from Wake Forest University School of Law and a B.A in Philosophy and Political Science from Sewanee: The University of the South.