Bradley Attorneys Appointed to ABA Leadership Positions

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys were appointed to new leadership roles with the American Bar Association (ABA) for the 2021-2022 bar year, which began Aug. 1.

The firm’s attorneys newly appointed by the ABA are Dylan C. Black, Tiffany J. deGruy, Erin Illman, Junaid Odubeko, Robert Emmett Poundstone IV, Anne Marie Seibel and Ethan T. Tidmore.

“We are proud of these attorneys and congratulate them on their ABA appointments,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “This is a testament to their leadership, and we look forward to seeing their future contributions to the legal profession.”

A partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, Mr. Black has been appointed a member of the Membership and Marketing Committee by the chair of the Section of Litigation. A member of Bradley’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Practice Group, he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, with particular emphasis on class actions, state and federal securities fraud cases, professional liability matters and insurance coverage litigation.

A partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, Ms. deGruy will continue serving as co-chair of the Woman Advocate Committee. She focuses her practice on trying high-stakes business litigation.

A partner in the firm’s Charlotte office, Ms. Illman has been appointed to the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. She regularly advises clients on security breach notification laws, U.S. state and federal privacy and data security requirements, and global data protection laws. Ms. Illman is co-chair of Bradley’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group and leads the firm’s Fintech team.

A partner in the firm’s Nashville office, Mr. Odubeko is currently serving his second year as part of the Section of Litigation’s Diverse Leaders Academy (DLA). His practice focuses on advising and representing clients in complex commercial and business disputes and real estate litigation.

Managing partner of the firm’s Montgomery, Alabama office, Mr. Poundstone was elected the Alabama State delegate and will serve as a member of the Nominating Committee and chair of the Alabama State Delegation in the House. He frequently represents clients in litigation matters pending in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

A partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, Ms. Seibel has been elected vice-chair of the Section of Litigation. She focuses her practice on multi-forum or multi-plaintiff high-stakes litigation and has trial experience in a variety of venues, as diverse as New Hampshire and Alabama trial courts and multiple arbitration proceedings.

A partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, Mr. Tidmore will serve as co-chair of the Trial Evidence Committee. He concentrates his practice primarily on complex commercial litigation.