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“Swift Currie Recognized by U.S. News as a Best Law Firm,” Birmingham Business Journal
November 6, 2017

In a recent article published in the Birmingham Business Journal, Swift Currie’s Birmingham office is acknowledged for making the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms issue. The Birmingham office was noted in the category of Insurance Law. The rankings were based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys and review of additional information provided by law firms. For the full article, you may click here.

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“Stay Compliant with the Updated NPDES Permit,” Construction Executive Magazine
November 6, 2017

In an article published in the 2017 November issue of Construction Executive magazine, Swift Currie partner Tom Ward provides guidance as to how the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) has had an impact on the construction industry and the recent updates the permit entails. The Environmental Protection Agency replaces the permit every five years and the updated 2017 permit presents a controversial change, “Language making all operators at a site jointly and severally liable for any permit violation,” Ward explains. “While challenges have been filed contesting this language, those lawsuits will not be resolved until the end of the year at the earliest.” He also discusses other significant updates to the permit that those in the industry need to know. For the full article, you may view the digital edition of the magazine here.

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“"Finch: How to Be Proactive With Your Company’s Disaster Plan,” Birmingham Business Journal
October 30, 2017

In an article published recently in the Birmingham Business Journal, Swift Currie partner Lane Finch, who runs the firm’s Birmingham office, provides insight for businesses regarding how to have the right insurance coverage in the event of natural disasters. Finch, who works in the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Property Insurance practice groups, among others, writes that early estimates of the damage arising from Hurricane Irma range between $42.5 and $65 billion, a significant percentage of which will be borne by businesses.

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“Swift Currie Welcomes New Attorneys,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 30, 2017

In the October 29, 2017, print edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, new Swift Currie associates Evelyn French, Clayton “Clay” O. Knowles and Brycen Maenza are listed in the newspaper’s business section. French has joined the Litigation practice group and Knowles and Maenza have joined the firm’s Coverage and Commercial Litigation practice group. Swift Currie continues its growth phase fueled by its model of delivering high value at reasonable cost to its clients. For the full article, subscribers may view the digital edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.

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“Planning for Disasters,” ACC Docket
October 26, 2017

In an article published in the 2017 November issue of ACC Docket, Swift Currie partner Lane Finch and Woodruff Sawyer & Co. partner and Senior Vice President Priya Cherian Huskins provide guidance as to how businesses can ensure that they are prepared in the event of a disaster, whether it be a hurricane, flood, fire or cyber attack. Finch and Huskins stress the importance of a business interruption plan, which includes two key factors: devising a business plan to minimize the interruption of your company’s business in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster and to insure against those things you cannot avoid.

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