YCRLAW is pleased to announce that attorney Raymond W. Burroughs has returned to YCRLAW as special counsel in the Banking and Business Litigation, Commercial Transactions and Real Estate, and Tax, Estate Planning and Probate practice groups. Raymond, who had already earned an L.L.M. in Tax Law, departed the firm in 2013 to pursue a Masters in Accounting degree. Having obtained that degree, and having subsequently served in positions with corporate entities, Raymond returns to YCRLAW. We look forward to Raymond’s contributions to our firm as he resumes his duties here.
YCRLAW partner Stephen L. Brown received the 2016 Client Choice award from Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO).
Established in 2005, the Client Choice awards recognize partners around the world that stand apart for their excellent client service. Uniquely, these awards survey in-house senior corporate counsel only, inquiring about quality of legal advice, value delivered, commercial awareness, and effective communication. Following one-on-one interviews with clients, this year’s winners were chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Only one attorney in each market is recognized for any particular practice area.
Stephen practices in the firm’s Charleston, South Carolina office and is a chair of the firm’s Commercial and Appellate Litigation Practice Group. His litigation practice has an emphasis in real property disputes, construction disputes, consumer lending, contract disputes, estate litigation, and other commercial torts. In addition, Stephen and his team regularly argue cases before the appellate courts of South Carolina as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Client Choice recognized Stephen in the litigation category for South Carolina.
Launched in 1998, ILO is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s pre-eminent law firms, and each other. ILO is a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, quality-assured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognizing its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, many of the world’s premier associations have chosen to partner with ILO.
Launched in 2007, Lexology is a daily newsfeed of law firm client alerts, articles, and blogs delivered to the desktops of senior business lawyers worldwide on a daily basis. Lexology has built a unique audience of over 22,800 subscribers, over 60 percent of whom are in-house corporate counsel representing the vast majority of Fortune 500, FT Global 500 and FT Euro 500 companies – including all members of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
D. Jay Davis, Jr. has been asked to be a plenary speaker at the ALFA 2016 EPL & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Annual Seminar in New York, New York. Mr. Davis will present a mock trial to attendees on how to win the “bad facts case.” This abbreviated mock trial will provide attendees the opportunity to observe him cross-examine and rehabilitate witnesses in a professional liability case.
Mr. Davis has also been asked to speak at the 2016 Winter meeting of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel in San Diego, California. His topic is “Welcome to the Wild West: Arbitrating Professional and Medical Liability Cases.” He will focus on the pros and cons of arbitration and innovative approaches to compelling and participating in Arbitration.
YCRLAW has recently had some great successes for our clients. Here are a few of them:
Jim Scott and Perry Buckner obtained summary judgment in a dental malpractice claim.
Jay Davis, Jim Scott, and Perry Buckner obtained summary judgment for a local physician in a case alleging mental and emotional injury and loss arising from ECT treatment.
Jay Davis, Jim Scott, and Perry Buckner obtained summary judgment for a local rheumatologist in a cancer misdiagnosis claim.
Steve Brown and Perry Buckner obtained a dismissal of a putative class action claim alleging improper notices of sale for repossession of automobiles.
Carol Ervin and Brian Quisenberry recently obtained summary judgment in two federal court cases arising out of complex civil rights claims filed against their client.
YCRLAW attorneys, Michael A. Molony and T. Douglas Concannon, recently wrote this article entitled Another South Carolina First about South Carolina being the first to license an SPFC. An SPFC, or Special Purpose Financial Captive, is a captive insurance company formed specifically to reinsure the risk of an affiliate or parent company, usually a life insurance company. Please contact Michael or Doug with any questions about SPFCs.
Paul W. Garfinkel, former OSHA State Judge and Family Court Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit, has recently been appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives as a member of The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. This Council is designed to honor Holocaust survivors as well as to develop an educational program to prevent similar future atrocities.
YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Karen Kerrison has been named Partner at our firm. Karen practices in numerous areas of law, specializing in commercial transactions. Karen has more than 25 years of experience, and we’re excited to add her to our partnership.
YCRLAW was pleased to provide the following service awards at our annual holiday lunch this year: One year service awards were given to Katy Barnes, Jason Daigle, TJ Gross, Gina Locke, Natalie Moss, Audra Shankle, Frank Staiano, and Nina Thomas; Kacey Huff received a five year service award; Amanda DeMato, Brian Quisenberry, and Jeff Wiseman received ten year service awards; fifteen year service awards went to Cy Nordoff, Karen Pratt, and Phyllis Walterhouse; Sally Brennan, Jay Davis and Penny Morris received twenty year service awards; Drake Rogers received a service award for his twenty-five years with YCRLAW; and Linda Brown and Rita Stephens received awards for thirty years of service.
Thank you to all of our amazing attorneys and staff for your continued hard work for the clients of YCRLAW.
F. Drake Rogers recently spoke at the National Disability Conference in Las Vegas. He spoke on the topic of “Establishing an Employee Focused Workers’ Compensation Program".