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• Six Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP attorneys were appointed to new leadership roles with the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation for the 2020-2021 bar year that began Aug. 1. The new leaders are Dylan C. Black, Tiffany J. deGruy, Tiffany Graves, Robert Emmett Poundstone IV, Anne Marie Seibel and Ethan T. Tidmore. Black, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the class action and complex litigation practice group, serves on the planning committee for the Litigation Section’s 2021 annual conference in Houston. Also a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, deGruy serves as co-chair of the Woman Advocate Committee. She focuses her practice on trying high-stakes business litigation. Graves, who serves as co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee, is based in the firm’s Jackson office. She serves as Bradley’s pro bono counsel and oversees the development and administration of the firm’s pro bono programs. Managing partner of the firm’s Montgomery office, Poundstone serves on the Access to Justice Committee. He frequently represents clients in litigation matters pending in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Seibel, also in the Birmingham office, has just completed her time as one of the section’s managing directors and was elected to serve on the Section of Litigation Council. She focuses her practice on multi-forum or multi-plaintiff high-stakes litigation and has trial experience in a variety of venues. Tidmore, an attorney in the Birmingham office who concentrates his practice primarily on complex commercial litigation, serves as co-chair of the Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee.
• Former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay Town has joined Huntsville-based, privately owned defense contractor Gray Analytics as vice president and general counsel. In his new role, he provides legal advice and execution and plays a large role in leading efforts around digital forensics and eDiscovery, supply chain security and business development. Gray Analytics said his leadership will further illuminate the supply chain through ChainShield, a supply chain intelligence product under development in partnership with SAP National Security Services (NS2). Town was the second-longest-serving U.S. Attorney in the nation.
• Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has added to the ranks of its litigation practice group. Zachary P. Martin has joined the firm’s Birmingham office as an associate. Martin focuses his practice on a wide range of matters, including complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense and state government investigations. Prior to joining Bradley, he was an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama, where he researched and prepared briefs on a variety of legal issues involving criminal and civil cases. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Iona College.