Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Linda A. Friedman has been selected by the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama as one of its 2014 Central Women of Distinction.
The award recognizes women in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker Counties who have made a special contribution to their communities through civic, academic, or professional efforts. The 2014 honorees will be recognized at the annual Women of Distinction luncheon in Birmingham on March 7.
“We congratulate Linda on this well-deserved recognition of her civic involvement,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier.
Ms. Friedman is actively involved in civic work, including the Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, serving as its chair in 2013 and on its board since 2010. The Women’s Fund inspires women to use their philanthropic power to create positive social change for women and girls. Ms. Friedman’s past civic involvement includes the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham (Board of Directors, 2007-2008, and past chair of the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame), United Cerebral Palsy of Birmingham (Board of Directors and President, 2006-2007, and board member, 1997-2008), and the Birmingham Chapter of Hadassah (board member, 1994-1998 and 2010-2012).
Ms. Friedman focuses her litigation practice on trade regulation and marketing matters, including antitrust, competitive torts, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, franchisee/franchisor disputes, distributor/supplier disputes, and covenants not to compete. She is a past chair of the Alabama Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust and Business Torts and has lectured frequently on trademark and copyright topics, trade secret protection, and state and federal antitrust issues. Ms. Friedman earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. She also has an A.B., summa cum laude, from Kenyon College.