Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Sid J. Trant, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been appointed General Counsel of the University of Alabama System (UA System) and Secretary of the UA System Board of Trustees. The UA System announced Mr. Trant’s appointment in a press release on August 4.
In his new role, effective Sept. 1, Mr. Trant will represent the board and serve as chief legal counsel and secretary for the state’s largest higher education enterprise, which includes three doctoral research universities – known collectively as the UA System – as well as the UAB Health System.
“The firm congratulates Sid on his appointment as General Counsel and Secretary for the University of Alabama’s extensive system of higher education institutions,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. “Sid brings significant legal knowledge and experience to this position, and he will be a great addition to the UA System’s leadership team.”
Chair of Bradley’s Environmental team and co-chair of Bradley’s Energy team, Mr. Trant has 30 years of legal experience, including over two decades focused on environmental litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters.
Mr. Trant earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University Law Center and his Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama. After law school, Mr. Trant clerked for the Honorable Sam C.Pointer, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He has worked at Bradley ever since.
The UA System is comprised of three doctoral research universities: the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, as well as the UAB Health System. An academic health center in Birmingham, the UAB Health System is a national leader in patient care, research and training. The UA System enrolls more than 65,500 students and its total economic impact exceeds $8 billion annually.