Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Lauren B. Jacques, an attorney in the firm’s Nashville office, is the recipient of the firm’s 2017 Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service.
The award honors an associate who exemplifies the excellence, both in and out of the law firm, of Cam Miller, who died in June 2012 battling cancer while in his first year of practice as an attorney with Bradley. The firm established the award in conjunction with Mr. Miller’s parents, Frank and Alice Miller; his fiancée at the time of his passing, Katherine Perry; and Ms. Perry’s parents, Charlie and Sheri Perry. The award includes an annual donation to a charity in Mr. Miller’s memory. This year, the firm, along with the Miller and Perry families, will make a collective cash donation of $10,000 to Nashville’s New Beginnings Center, which was chosen by Ms. Jacques as the award beneficiary.
“We are very proud of Lauren’s contributions and all of our other associates nominated for this award who help to carry on the memory of Cam in a special and meaningful way,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “Lauren is highly deserving of this recognition for her community service work, as well as for encouraging her colleagues to join her efforts to help others."
The award was presented Tuesday to Ms. Jacques at an event at the firm’s Nashville office that also was attended by a representative of the New Beginnings Center. The organization’s mission is to empower women by proactively addressing the obesity crisis that faces low-income women and deliver healthy outcomes that are sustainable by using physical fitness training, nutritional and behavior change coaching as platforms for changing self-concepts and building self-esteem.
Ms. Jacques serves the New Beginnings Center as a member of its board and on its Executive Committee, as well as treasurer. She also is involved with the Junior League of Nashville and the Eve of Janus, a charitable organization that hosts an event each year to benefit the Monroe Carroll Junior Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
At Bradley, Ms. Jacques is actively involved in recruiting, including her lead role with the Nashville office’s summer recruiting program, and also serves informally as a mentor to younger associates with the firm. In a business development role, Ms. Jacques serves as a delegate for the firm with Leadership Health Care, the young professional arm of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Ms. Jacques focuses her law practice on assisting clients in the healthcare industry in a wide range of regulatory, operational and transactional matters. She deals with regulatory issues that arise incident to healthcare mergers and acquisitions for both publicly traded and privately held companies. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.