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Birmingham Business Journal Names Chris Bottcher to its Best of the BarRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Managing Member of McGlinchey’s Birmingham office, Chris A. Bottcher, has received the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2023 Best of the Bar honor, which recognizes the most notable attorneys serving the Birmingham area.
“Chris is dedicated to keeping up with the latest challenges that arise within the context of financial industry regulation and operations,” said Michael Ferachi, Managing Member of McGlinchey. “Based on the relationships he has fostered with long-standing clients and the creativity on which he draws to solve every client issue he encounters, it is no surprise that he is among Birmingham’s Best of the Bar.”
Chris represents financial institutions, mortgage servicers, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and other businesses in a broad range of financial services and commercial litigation in all 50 states. He regularly advises clients in matters involving trade secrets, non-competition agreements, and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Chris also helps young attorneys develop their advocacy skills and contributes to strengthening the professional, ethics, and collegiality of the Alabama bar through his leadership roles in the Defense Research Institute, an international organization of attorneys defending the interest of business and individuals in civil litigation.
Best of the Bar honorees are selected from a public pool of nominations, submitted through the publication’s website, and are determined by a panel of editorial judges. Top criteria include contributions to their fields, their tangible accomplishments in their practice area, and their contributions to their firms. Such factors as professional reputation and civic involvement are also considered.
In a recent interview in connection with the honor, Chris discussed the effects of the pandemic on the legal field, pointing to the acceleration of work and flexible hiring as two points of major impact. Chris also identified litigation relating to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and pandemic-era rules issued by the federal government during the pandemic with regard to loan enforcement and credit reporting in the mortgage industry as a key area of focus in financial services litigation in the upcoming years.