McGlinchey is pleased to announce that the fifth edition of “Tilley’s Alabama Equity,” edited by Member Dylan Reeves, has been published by Thomson Reuters. Dylan is currently authoring the sixth edition, which he hopes to publish in 2023.
Michael Ferachi, McGlinchey Stafford's Managing Member, was interviewed by Law.com about talent retention in "How Mid-Market Firms Are Retaining Talent. Here’s a Hint: It’s Not About the Money". Michael shares his approach and how he instills this from the top down.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that seasoned regulatory attorney Katherine Romano Schnack has joined the firm’s Financial Institutions Compliance practice group as Of Counsel, associated with the Cleveland office.
Baton Rouge Member Rudy Aguilar was featured in the September/October 2022 issue of the Baton Rouge Lawyer, the magazine of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that seasoned regulatory attorney David Tallman has joined the firm’s Financial Institutions Compliance practice group. David is a Member (Partner) based in the firm’s Houston and Dallas offices.
Helen Mosothoane (Dallas) was interviewed by Law360 Pulse on August 26, 2022, about her new role as Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, McGlinchey's work in DEI, and the current environment for women in law.
Congress’ reinstatement of the Superfund tax on crude oil and petroleum-product imports is likely to have a more straightforward implementation process than the related tax on chemicals, Member Douglas Charnas (Washington, DC) told Inside EPA.
McGlinchey is proud to announce that Helen Mosothoane, Counsel in McGlinchey’s Dallas office, has been named Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Aaron Kouhoupt and Paul Lysobey (Cleveland) sat down with Auto Finance News to discuss the landscape of data privacy and what lenders need to know to comply with the changes.
McGlinchey is proud to announce that 53 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Member Kelly Lipinski (Cleveland) was featured in Cleveland Jewish News on August 15, 2022. She discussed how McGlinchey supports first-year attorneys, including work-life balance, providing diverse exposure, and what she recommends young attorneys seek out in a law firm.
Member Ben Gross (Irvine) was profiled in Law360 on August 11, 2022. He discussed moving to McGlinchey, the impact of technology on the financial industry, and bringing an in-house counsel point of view to the table.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that experienced financial services compliance attorney Ben Gross has joined the firm as a Member (Partner) in California, associated with the Irvine office. Ben focuses his practice on compliance matters facing the mortgage servicing and origination and Fintech industries.
McGlinchey Stafford is proud to announce that Member (Partner) Marshall Grodner has been elected a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA).
McGlinchey is proud to announce that Member (Partner) Adina Pollan has received the Leaders in the Law Award from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), which strives to propel women lawyers into economic, social and leadership spheres of power. She is also recognized in the 2022 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, which lists just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members.
Member Douglas Charnas (Washington, DC) spoke with Inside EPA about whether it would be "reasonable" to look at a 1983 draft IRS rule in the absence of formal IRS guidance, even though the measure was eventually withdrawn.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Members (partners) Camille R. Bryant and Daniel T. Plunkett have been named “Leadership in Law” honorees by New Orleans CityBusiness. This award recognizes legal professionals in New Orleans for their career and community accomplishments.
McGlinchey is proud to announce that Amanda Stout (Baton Rouge) and the firm have been honored for contributions to the Capital Area United Way (CAUW).
nd Internal Investigations team Bob Driscoll (Washington) appeared on “On Balance with Leland Vittert” on NewsNation on July 19, 2022. He discussed U.S. Attorney General Garland's memo regarding sign-off for investigations into political candidates.
As Office Managing Attorney, Zelma will focus on the day-to-day operations and management of the employees and the office itself. McGlinchey’s office leadership now comprises 50% diverse attorneys.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that four attorneys in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville offices have been named to the 2022 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Adina Pollan has joined the firm’s Financial Services Litigation group as a Member (Partner) in the Jacksonville office. Adina will focus her practice on legal matters spanning the corporate life cycle, including bankruptcy and commercial litigation to corporate formation, governance, and transactions.
Member Camille Bryant (New Orleans) was interviewed by Nation’s Restaurant News about the recent unionization of Starbucks stores and a Chipotle location as well as the impact this could have on the industry as a whole. “Everyone in the restaurant industry was on the front lines and was dealing with health and safety issues withoutMore
The hire of New Orleans litigation attorney Allyson C. Byrd was covered in a Law360 Pulse article on June 27, 2022.
Andrew Albritton (New Orleans) was interviewed by Law360 Pulse on June 23, 2022, about inclusivity in the legal field, McGlinchey's LGBTQ+ Resource Group, and his advice to law students.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Ally Byrd has joined the firm’s Enterprise Litigation and Investigations section as a Member in the New Orleans office. Ally focuses her practice on products liability and mass tort lawsuits alleging economic loss, product defects, and personal injuries, and defends premises liability, workplace injury, and workers’ compensation claims, as well as employment litigation.
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC has announced an expanded and renamed version of its LGBT+ employee resource group, which was renamed McGlinchey PRIDE with the goal of increasing its presence beyond the internal workings of the firm and becoming more community-facing.
Member Heidi Urness (Seattle) joined a Women in Cannabis Panel on the Green Rush, a 2-hour weekly live cannabis business talk show produced by Pro Cannabis Media every Friday. The show discusses news issues in the cannabis market and each week conducts a deeper dive into specific topics of the industry.
Director of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer Eliska Plunkett appeared on an episode of Baton Rouge Public Radio's Lousiana Considered "NOLA’s legal field has long been white male-dominated. This collaborative seeks to change that". She outlined how the group she helped start last year, New Orleans Legal Diversity Collaborative (NOLDC), works to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the legal field.
Of Counsel Brian Fink (Washington, DC) is quoted in “CFPB tees up investigations of AI-based underwriting, adverse action notices” in Auto Finance News. Brian is a former regulator in the CFPB’s Office of Supervision Policy. The article covers CFPB’s attitudes towards AI and approach to enforcing related federal laws. Fair lending and the use of technology has beenMore
Washington Member Bob Driscoll (Washington) was quoted in The Washington Post on June 6, 2022, discussing his client David Shafer’s cooperation with the Justice Department’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Robert Driscoll, a lawyer for Shafer, said the Georgia GOP chairman has provided all of his communications about the elector process to theMore
Washington Member Bob Driscoll (Washington) was quoted in CNN Politics on June 6, 2022, discussing his client David Shafer’s cooperation with the Justice Department’s investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. “None of these communications, nor his testimony, suggest that Mr. Shafer requested or wished for confidentiality surrounding the provisional electors,” attorney Robert Driscoll said.More
McGlinchey is proud to announce that the firm is relaunching McGlinchey PRIDE, a network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally attorneys. The group’s mission is to create a home where McGlinchey’s LGBTQ+ attorneys and allies feel welcomed, affirmed, valued, and empowered.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that 18 attorneys and nine practice areas have been recognized in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Member and Co-Chair of the Government and Internal Investigations team Bob Driscoll (Washington) appeared on “On Balance with Leland Vittert” on NewsNation on May 31, 2022. He discussed the Justice Department’s investigation process and the particulars of the investigation into Michael Sussmann.
McGlinchey’s Consumer Financial Services Regulatory team is proud to be listed in the 2022 “Special Finance 175,” a recognition presented by SubPrime Auto Finance News for organizations that “support companies and dealerships with sound guidance and tools to navigate the ever-changing regulatory demands.”
McGlinchey is pleased to welcome ten summer associates from nine law schools who will work in six offices alongside our attorneys nationwide.
Margaret "Peggy" Cascino (New York City) will join a panel discussion on "Emerging from a Pandemic: The Foreclosure & Court Environment - New York State" at the New York Banker's Association Annual Convention in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. The panel will discuss foreclosure, New York Homeowner Assistance Fund, complex litigation, and current legislative hot topics.
Margaret "Peggy" Cascino (New York City) will co-present "Operational Best Practices to Enhance Your Compliance Management System" during the Servicing after the Pandemic Track of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference in Miami on Monday, May 23, 2022.
The Coronavirus’s impact on workplaces has led to what many are calling “The Great Resignation.” It’s impacting every industry nationwide, leaving many employers scrambling to retain and replace employees. In this second installment, we’ll discuss strategies for improving workplace culture, staying nimble, and empowering employees to be their authentic selves.
Tarush Anand (Houston) was profiled in The Houston Lawyer, where he and his wife Nehal, a Labor and Employment attorney, discussed being a family immersed in the law and the team effort of balancing home and work during COVID-19.
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC announced today that it hired an experienced attorney as a Seattle-based member and the new chair of the firm's cannabis practice.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that nationally-recognized cannabis attorney, Heidi Urness, has joined the firm as a Member. She will be the Chair of the Cannabis Practice Group and located in Seattle. Heidi will focus her practice on representing participants from the broad range of the cannabis industry spanning hemp, CBD, and THC-related businesses, including business owners and operators, investors, banks and financial institutions, insurers, and industry and trade organizations.
Chair of McGlinchey's Labor and Employment team Magdalen Blessey Bickford (New Orleans) spoke with Law 360 about the 'Great Resignation', including steps employers can take to attract and retain employees in a tight labor market.
On March 31, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill 2179, which extends existing protections for California renters.
On March 24, 2022, a complaint was filed against Equifax Information Services, LLC based on its alleged inaccurate reporting of a mortgage loan delinquency. The borrowers filed the two-count complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, alleging Equifax violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA). The borrowers contend Equifax failed to follow reasonable procedures to establish maximum possible accuracy in the preparation of the borrowers’ credit reports. As a result, they seek actual, statutory, and punitive damages, attorney fees and costs, and other relief.
Almost eight million borrowers entered forbearance plans during the pandemic, including those plans available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Many borrowers have exited their forbearance plans. As a follow-up to its May 2021 report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published an updated report on the characteristics of mortgage borrowers who remained under the protection of a forbearance plan as of January 2022 to help understand their demographics and financial capacity.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Robert Savoie, a Member (Partner) in the firm’s Cleveland office, has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2022 list of Midwest Trailblazers. This list spotlights professionals who are agents of change in their respective practice areas.
The hire of insurance regulatory Member Lauren Ybarra (Dallas) was covered in a Law360 Pulse article on April 28, 2022. “I enjoy insurance because it not only provides protection for consumers but is also an ever-evolving area of law. Within my practice I get to work with companies who are truly seeking to improve the publicMore
News of McGlinchey’s most recent consumer financial services compliance team hires, Amy Greenwood Field (Washington, DC) and Aaron Kouhoupt (Cleveland) was covered by SubPrime Auto Finance News on April 25, 2022.
Chair of McGlinchey's Labor and Employment team Magdalen Blessey Bickford (New Orleans) spoke with Nation's Restaurant News about the legal complications of the struggle between Starbucks and its unionized employees, including issues of contract negotiation, union busting, unfair labor practices, and union elections.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Taylor Watts has joined the law firm’s Enterprise Litigation and Investigations practice group as an associate in the Houston office.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Lauren Ybarra has joined the firm’s Insurance Regulatory group as a member (partner) affiliated with the Dallas office.
McGlinchey is proud to announce that the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee has selected Camille Bryant, a Member (partner) in the firm’s New Orleans office, to serve on Louisiana’s Board of Ethics.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Robert “Bobby” Castricone has joined the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice group as an associate in the Cleveland office.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Aaron Kouhoupt has rejoined the firm as a Member (Partner) in the national Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice group. Aaron focuses on advising traditional banks as well as fintech start-ups navigating the federal regulatory regime surrounding bank partnership programs and launching consumer finance products on a national scale.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Chase Stoecker (Fort Lauderdale) will present to the Jacksonville Association of Legal Administrators on how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been impacted by the work from home revolution due to the impact of COVID-19.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Alfred Carry and Stephanie Hand-Cannane have been selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)’s programs for diverse, high-potential attorneys.
Member and Co-Chair of the Government and Internal Investigations team Bob Driscoll (Washington) appeared on "On Balance with Leland Vittert" on NewsNation on March 31, 2022.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that attorney Tarush Anand, a Member in the firm’s Houston office, has been named to the 2022 Texas Rising Stars list. Tarush is recognized in the practice area of civil litigation defense.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Lindsay Roberts has joined the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice group as an associate in the Jackson office.
Amanda Stout, Of Counsel in the Baton Rouge office, was quoted in the Baton Rouge Business Report's March 23 coverage of the Capital Area United Way's most recent funding cycle. Amanda serves as CAUW Board Chair.
News of McGlinchey's Washington, D.C. Associate hire, Alexander Green, was covered in Law360 on March 11, 2022.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce the return of the annual Dermot S. McGlinchey Lecture on Federal Litigation at Tulane Law School. Professors James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, from Boston University School of Law.
inchey is pleased to announce that Rudy Aguilar (Baton Rouge) has been elected to the board of directors of the Foundation for Woman’s Hospital. Rudy is a Member (partner) of the firm in the Baton Rouge office.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Tarush Anand—a litigation Member (partner) in the firm’s Houston office—has been elected to the board of directors of the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA). NRRDA is an industry-centered organization focused on advancing and protecting the legal interests of the retail and restaurant industry. By providing its membersMore
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Camille Bryant, a Member (Partner) in the firm’s New Orleans office, has been named to the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 2022 Rising List.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Alexander Green has joined the firm’s Financial Services Litigation group as Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. Alexander advises and defends banks, loan servicers, automobile lenders, and other financial service providers in matters involving a myriad of laws and regulations.
The Coronavirus’s impact on workplaces has led to what many are calling “The Great Resignation. It’s almost impossible to replace employees who are leaving their jobs, and it’s impacting every industry nationwide. In this two-part episode, we’ll discuss what risks law firms face when it comes to attrition, and how firms can proactively guard against losing their best and most talented people.
Maritime attorney Ben Schupp (New Orleans) was featured in the New Orleans CityBusiness on March 3, 2022 in a piece that explains the relative merits and arguments against the 1920 Jones Act.
The hire of Amy Greenwood-Field, Member in McGlinchey's DC office, was covered in Law360 on Feb. 28, 2022.
Although our firm has expanded across the nation over the years, we remain rooted in the traditions and celebrations of our founding city of New Orleans.
Member and Co-Chair of the Government and Internal Investigations team Bob Driscoll (Washington) was quoted in an NPR article related to concerns about setbacks to the Voting Rights Act.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Louis Rossitto has joined the law firm’s national Consumer Financial Services group as an associate in the Houston office.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Amy Greenwood-Field has joined the firm’s Consumer Financial Services group as a Member (Partner) in the Washington, DC office.
Join McGlinchey’s New York Consumer Financial Services Team for a 90-minute interactive webinar discussing New York foreclosure practice in light of the end of the hardship moratorium.
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that Rudy J. Cerone has been included in Lawdragon’s 2022 list of 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers. Rudy is a Member (partner) of the firm and Chair of the Creditors’ Rights, Financial Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group.
Member and Co-Chair of the Government and Internal Investigations team Bob Driscoll (Washington) appeared on On Balance with Leland Vittert’s February 16 show on “NewsNation Now” discussing Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation allegations against attorney and cybersecurity contractor Michael Sussman. Durham’s position is that these consultants and Sussman himself were aware that this information wasn’t strong enoughMore
Jessica VanTroost (Jacksonville) will participate in a panel discussion entitled “The Office Revisited” for the Tennessee Association of Legal Administrators Statewide Retreat on Friday, February 18, 2022.
Mark Edelman, a Member (Partner) in the firm’s Cleveland office, has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2022. Mark is one of only 565 attorneys nationwide to be recognized.
Member Joseph Apatov (Fort Lauderdale) was featured on the Emerging Litigation podcast discussing the evolution of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) with Tom Hagy, editor of the Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Alyssa Weiss has joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation group as an associate in the Fort Lauderdale office. Alyssa will focus her practice on complex corporate and contract disputes, creditors’ rights, litigation on behalf of financial institutions and lenders, and lender representation in bankruptcies and workouts.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Kathleen “Katie” Brien has joined the firm’s Litigation and Products Liability groups as an associate in the Houston, Texas office. Katie focuses her practice on supporting clients in industries spanning manufacturing, construction, energy, retail, and transportation, among others.
Boston Member Jack Siegal was quoted on Jan. 28, 2022 in a Forbes article that details growing speculation over the degree to which details of investigations into British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's COVID-era parties will be released publicly.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Lucas Schenk has joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation group as an associate in the Baton Rouge office. Lucas will focus his practice on a wide range of commercial disputes and appellate litigation.
The hardship stays provided under New York's COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (EEFPA) officially ended on January 15, 2022.
McGlinchey is proud to announce that State Law Resources (SLR) has elected Ronnie L. Johnson, a member (partner) in the firm’s Dallas and Baton Rouge offices, to its board of directors for a three-year term. State Law Resources is an international network of independent law firms.
ob Driscoll (Washington), co-chair of the Government and Internal Investigations team and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)'s Civil Rights Division authored an article that was published in The Dispatch on January 17, 2022. The piece gives an overview of the Voting Rights Act's provisions and historical application.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Matt Manning has been named the Office Managing Member in the firm’s Houston office. Matt will focus on the day-to-day operations and management of the office and its employees.
In two per curiam opinions released Thursday afternoon, the Supreme Court released long-awaited guidance on two vaccine mandates issued by federal agencies.
The Supreme Court is currently considering the validity of two rules promulgated by federal agencies in the past months regarding vaccines and testing in the workplace. Whether those rules—OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ omnibus vaccine rule for healthcare workers (CMS Mandate or Omnibus Rule)— will be upheld is up in the air. Still, employers should be prepared in case those rules do remain in effect, as their enforcement began on Monday, January 10.
Member Camille Bryant (New Orleans) was featured in a "How I Made Partner" Q&A with Law.com as part of their "How I Made It" series of conversations with legal industry leaders.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that New Orleans Office Managing Attorney Magdalen Blessey Bickford and Member Camille Bryant have been recognized among the most influential leaders in greater New Orleans in the inaugural edition of the New Orleans 500.
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce the addition of three new Members (Partners) of the firm, all of whom were formerly Of Counsel at McGlinchey.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that eighteen attorneys in the firm’s Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices have been recognized in the 2022 edition of the Louisiana Super Lawyers® list.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that five attorneys in the firm’s Cleveland office have been recognized in the 2022 edition of the Ohio Super Lawyers® list.
McGlinchey is excited to announce that Greg Scialabba has joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation group as an associate in the Boston office.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for year-end reviews and compensation discussions. While these reviews serve an important purpose, if not conducted thoughtfully, they can allow managers to unconsciously reflect biases in their evaluations. Indeed, with new COVID and AI-related guidance from the EEOC in recent months, employers have a lot to consider heading into 2022.
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that five attorneys in the firm’s New Orleans office have been recognized in the 2021 Top Lawyers List published by New Orleans Magazine.