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Birmingham Law Firm Plays Key Role in ASB Annual Meeting White Arnold & Dowd Lawyers Spearhead Panels on White Collar Crime; Diversity


Birmingham, AL – When the 2013 Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting gets underway this week in Point Clear, Alabama, lawyers from White Arnold & Dowd P.C. will be either at the helm or busy behind the scenes of many of the featured sessions, events, receptions, and workshops.

On Thursday, White Arnold & Dowd P.C. shareholder Augusta S. Dowd is speaking on a panel entitled “What to Do When the Government Comes Calling: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know About White Collar Crime.” The panel discussion provides attendees one hour of mandatory continuing legal education credit. Dowd has an active, wide-ranging white collar criminal practice, including the defense of financial services crime, healthcare fraud and environmental crime, as well as corporate compliance. She also has extensive experience in civil and complex litigation. Dowd is a Fellow with the American Bar Foundation and serves on the ASB Board of Bar Commissioners.

Another accredited session, entitled “Diversity in the Courtroom: Why We Need to Talk About It” was organized by the ASB’s Diversity Committee, of which White Arnold & Dowd P.C. shareholder Hope Marshall is Co-Chair.  White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is also sponsoring a reception focusing on the theme “Celebrating the Diversity of Our Profession.”

The ASB Young Lawyers Section and Leadership Forum Section are co-sponsoring a CLE session entitled “Top Seven Strategies to Improve Your Firm’s Profitability Today . . . and Tomorrow.” White Arnold & Dowd P.C. shareholders Rebecca DePalma, the immediate past chair of the Leadership Forum Section, and Kitty Rogers Brown, the President of the ASB Young Lawyers Section, helped organize this CLE session.

Several other White Arnold & Dowd lawyers are active participants, not only in the Alabama State Bar Association’s annual meeting but in ASB leadership year-round.

  • Shareholder Kitty Rogers Brown will conclude her term as President of the ASB Young Lawyers Section at the annual meeting. Brown was recently elected by the ASB Board of Bar Commissioners to serve as a delegate for Alabama in the ABA House of Delegates beginning in 2014.
  • Associate Lisha Graham has been selected to be a member of the Executive Committee for the ASB Young Lawyers Section.
  • Associate Shane Smith serves as Secretary for the Executive Board of the ASB Family Law Section.
  • Shareholder Andrew C. Allen is President-elect of the Labor and Employment Law Section of ASB.
  • Shareholder Rebecca DePalma’s leadership roles within the ASB include memberships on the Board of Bar Commissioners, Disciplinary Board, Panel III, and the Governmental Liaison Committee. As immediate past chair of the Leadership Forum Section, DePalma will remain on the ASB Executive Council for 2014. For her exemplary service to the Bar and the legal profession, the Alabama State Bar will present its annual ASB President’s Award to Rebecca DePalma at the Bench and Bar Luncheon on Thursday.

Kitty Rogers Brown
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