• 05.20.14

    Partner Mary S. Young Named a 2014 LCLD Fellow

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Mary S. Young has been selected as a fellow of the 2014 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).  Ms. Young joins over 170 attorneys from around the country who have been selected to join the prestigious program.     Founded in 2011, the LCLD Fellows program is an ambitious, highly structured program designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation's law firms and corporate legal departments.  Over the course of the year-long Fellowship, participants will embark on a learning program that includes in-person conferences, virtual training on the fine points of legal practice, and…
  • 05.19.14

    Brendan M. Kenny To Present at NorCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat

    On Friday, May 30, 2014, Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny will present on a panel at the NorCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat held at Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, California.  The title of the panel discussion is “eDiscovery Comes of Age - What Does the Future Hold?”  The panel will focus on how companies have changed how they handle e-discovery and the effect that moving e-discovery in-house has had on the relationships between in-house counsel, outside counsel, and vendors.  Mr. Kenny will be joined by co-panelists Bryon Bratcher, Senior Litigation Support Analyst at Reed Smith LLP; David…
  • 05.15.14

    Jerry W. Blackwell Honored By The Best Lawyers in America©

    Firm chairman Jerry W. Blackwell has been selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (2014).  Mr. Blackwell’s selection recognizes him as a top product liability defense attorney.  Best Lawyers, the definitive guide to legal excellence, is based on a comprehensive survey of almost 50,000 leading attorneys.  Corporate Counsel magazine calls Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Mr. Blackwell is a renowned trial lawyer.  He serves as national counsel and national trial counsel for major corporations, having represented them in federal and state courts in 47 states and internationally.   His practice areas include…
  • 05.15.14

    Blackwell Burke Named to “BTI Brand Elite 2014”

    In its newly released BTI Brand Elite 2014: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms, the BTI Consulting Group praises Blackwell Burke as an “unparalleled Client Recommendations Leader.”  The firm made the “honor roll” of firms that corporate counsel recommend first to their peers and colleagues.  Respondents also ranked Blackwell Burke among an elite group of firms changing the way law firms do business. The BTI Consulting Group is a market leader in research about law firms.  BTI’s research is based solely on corporate counsel feedback at more than 3,700 of the world’s largest and most influential companies. BTI Brand…
  • 05.13.14

    Brendan M. Kenny to Present E-Discovery CLE

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny will participate in a continuing legal education seminar entitled, "E-Discovery: Drafting, Implementing, and Defending Effective Litigation Holds" on Friday, May 23.  Mr. Kenny and his co-panelist will facilitate a discussion and hands-on presentation showing how to draft, implement, and defend effective litigation holds.  The webinar is sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education. Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program's National Outreach Committee. He was named an "Up & Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer in 2013.  The recognition…
  • 03.25.14

    Blackwell Burke Named A Go-To Law Firm for the Wholesale Trade Industry

    Corporate counsel in the wholesale trade industry have named Blackwell Burke P.A. as a “go-to” firm, BTI Consulting Group has reported.  BTI’s criteria for inclusion on its Honor Roll of go-to laws firms include well-established relationships paired with vibrant, enthusiastic client recommendations.  For more details about the 2014 Honor Roll of Go-To Law Firms, please visit BTI Consulting Group’s website.  The BTI Consulting Group is a market leader in research about law firms. The 2014 BTI client service research team interviewed more than 500 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and large companies to identify their go-to-firms. The annual process is independent. …

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