Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US) as an associate, Brittany participated in the firm’s 2012 Summer Associate program. In addition, she previously worked with the American Cancer Society’s Office of Corporation Counsel where she assisted with corporate governance restructuring issues, disclosure and reporting requirements, and federal and state tax matters. During law school, Brittany participated in the University of Georgia’s Appellate Litigation Clinic where she helped draft a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court for habeas corpus relief as well as briefs for submission to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a case involving various business torts.
Achieved favorable outcomes for stadium owners in challenges to nearly $600 million in public financing for the construction of two new professional sports stadiums in Atlanta.
Represented a paper mill in a dispute over delays due to design problems with expansion of the paper mill and settled the case favorably after winning several complex procedural matters.
Represented an REIT in a construction defect claim against the general contractor, architect and subcontractors involved in the construction of a high-rise condo building in Atlanta.
Defends a metal framing manufacturer in a case alleging anticompetitive standard-setting by a trade association.
Defended an accounting firm in multiple lawsuits arising from an allegedly underfunded pension plan.
Achieved early dismissal for domestic and international industrial clients in federal contract litigation.
Legal Alert: Legislative update-status and implications of proposed federal cannabis statutes (April 16, 2019)
For years, many have argued that the federal government should legalize marijuana. Despite a vocal minority advocating for legalization, such efforts have largely fallen on deaf ears. The 2018 Farm ...
Legal Alert: Supreme Court limits anti-retaliation provisions only to whistleblowers who report violations to the SEC (February 22, 2018)
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the anti-retaliation protections of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) extend only to ...
Legal Alert: Nationwide class actions: dangling on a precipice? (February 8, 2018)
An unexpected decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has raised questions about the viability of nationwide class action settlements. What appeared to be a wrapped-up settlement ...
Legal Alert: When the Law Gives you Lemons: Will Citric Acid Make Good Lemonade for Plaintiffs? (July 18, 2017)
The food and beverage industry is faced with an onslaught of consumer fraud class actions targeting everything from the use of the terms “all natural,” “healthy,” and “organic,” to the amount of ...
Legal Alert: Plaintiffs Have Come Up Empty on Class Action Slack Fill Litigation But Are Expected to Pick It Up in 2017 (January 18, 2017)
Complaints regarding the amount of product contained in a particular package appear to be the new battlefront on which plaintiffs are waging war on a wide range of consumer product manufacturers. The ...
Legal Alert: SEC Issues Guidance Clarifying Anti-Retaliation Provision of Dodd-Frank Act (August 11, 2015)
On August 4, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or “the Commission”) issued guidance that further clarifies the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision.1 According to the ...
Legal Alert: SEC Whistleblower Is Second Compliance Officer to Receive Award (May 4, 2015)
On April 22, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its second whistleblower award to an employee with internal audit or compliance responsibilities. The recipient of the ...
Legal Alert: SEC Gives Insider Outside Bounty for Whistleblowing (March 27, 2015)
On March 2, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded a whistleblower at least $475,000 for providing original, high-quality information that led to a successful SEC enforcement ...
Legal Alert: Omnicare Opinion Expands Liability for Expressions of Opinion Under Section 11 (March 25, 2015)
The Supreme Court, in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, 575 U.S. ___ (March 24, 2015), expanded the scope of liability for expressions of opinions under ...
Legal Alert: Largest SEC Whistleblower Award Could Have Been Larger (September 25, 2014)
On September 22, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the largest-ever whistleblower award, more than double last year’s record-breaking award.1 According to the Order, the ...
Catching the Cannabis Wave? The Legal Status of CBD and Its Future as a Subject of Civil Litigation (March 8, 2019)
New York Law Journal
The rapid pace by which CBD is being introduced to the consuming public is not free of regulatory and litigation risk. As societal attitudes have become more accepting of marijuana and many states ...
Recent Developments Have Let the Air Out of Slack Fill Lawsuits (May 21, 2018)
New York Law Journal
Slack fill litigation has been a significant trend within the food and beverage industry over the past several years. Approximately 300 slack fill cases were filed between 2016 and 2017. The cases ...
Navigating International Investigations (April 2, 2018)
Corporate scandals in recent years and the ensuing passage of Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and other compliance-based legislation have resulted in an exponential increase in company-initiated internal ...
Legislative Efforts in the Wake of Maritime Cyberattacks (October 24, 2017)
The Maritime Executive
In June, the maritime industry experienced what many consider a particularly insidious form of cyberattack known as GPS Spoofing, where global positioning system data is subtly manipulated to the ...
Emerging Risks in Auto Technology (December 1, 2016)
Property Casualty360 and Claims Magazine
Technology is changing the way we interact with the world, whether it is newer and smarter vehicles, a greater ease of communication, or an increase in the data available to help companies better ...
Chapter 12: Beyond the Courtroom: Preparing the Witness for Internal Investigations and Administrative and Congressional Hearings ( 2017 American Bar Association)
From the Trenches II: Mastering the Art of Preparing Witnesses
Witnesses are, simply, the heart of the story in any case. Witnesses are the vehicle through which the story of the case is presented, breathing life into facts that have been undiscovered or ...
In the News
Woman Sues Pret a Manger for $5.5 million for Deceptive Packaging (August 1, 2017)
New York Daily News
Eversheds Sutherland legal alert, “Plaintiffs Have Come Up Empty on Class Action Slack Fill Litigation But Are Expected to Pick It Up in 2017,” is mention in this New York Daily News article ...
Largest SEC Whistleblower Award Could Have Been Larger (September 26, 2014)
Sutherland’s legal alert, Largest SEC Whistleblower Award Could Have Been Larger, was featured in Law.com.
Eversheds Sutherland Launches Cannabis Industry Team to Help Clients Navigate Changing Industry, Pursue Opportunities (April 10, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the formation of a cross-practice Cannabis Industry Team, designed to bring greater legal operational certainty and insight to businesses operating in this ...
Eversheds Sutherland Construction Team Nominated for Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2018 (May 9, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that the Construction practice has been selected as a finalist for the annual Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2018. The awards are based on ...
Eversheds Sutherland 2016 Pro Bono Hours Add Up for Worthwhile Causes (July 31, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that its attorneys spent more than 15,000 hours on 614 pro bono matters in 2016. The cases, which ranged from contract disputes to high-profile asylum ...
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