Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner Anne Marie Seibel has been appointed as the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession for the 2013-14 bar year.
“The firm congratulates Anne Marie on this appointment and well-deserved recognition,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “This is an important and prestigious organization, and we know Anne Marie will make a significant contribution.”
Ms. Seibel is currently serving her fourth year as co-chair of the Section of Litigation Woman Advocate Committee. Her new responsibilities as liaison include helping to build close relationships between the ABA’s Section of Litigation and its Commission on Women in the Profession as well as developing regional training programs for female litigators. The Commission was created in 1987 to assess the status of women in the legal profession and regularly undertakes studies regarding barriers to advancement and provides recommendations on how to provide women equal opportunities for professional growth.
Among Ms. Seibel’s related activities, she served on the editorial board for the second edition of the ABA’s book “The Woman Advocate,” for which she co-authored the chapter “Bridging the Generational Divide.”
Ms. Seibel focuses her practice on various forms of complex litigation ranging from business disputes to multijurisdictional litigation. She has tried cases in jurisdictions such as Alabama state and federal courts and American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitrations. Over the course of her career, she has represented clients in legal matters as diverse as competitive practices and business torts, pharmaceutical mass tort litigation, wide-ranging financial fraud, and tax litigation.
At Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Ms. Seibel served as the chair of the Interim Diversity Committee and is one of the founders of the firm’s Women’s Initiative, the Winn Initiative. Additionally, she is vice chair of the firm’s Associate Committee, an ex officio member of the Diversity Advisory Committee, and a former member of the Recruiting Committee.
Ms. Seibel earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and has a B.A. with high distinction from the University of Virginia. She also completed a fellowship at the University of Bonn, Germany.