10/12/2009 – LawFuel.com – Stephen A. Walsh, Partner in Charge of the Adams and Reese LLP Birmingham office, has been selected to the Dean’s Advisory Board of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
The NSM school works to be nationally and internationally recognized for its excellence in scholarship and in the educational training that it provides to its undergraduate and graduate students.
Earlier this year, Walsh was presented with the 2009 NSM Outstanding Alumni Award.
Walsh is a member of the Adams and Reese Special Business Services practice group and is an experienced civil litigator, admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Alabama. He has experience in a wide array of commercial and business matters, particularly involving financial institutions and the mortgage industry. He regularly represents lenders in litigation with consumers involving disputes surrounding alleged predatory lending, wrongful foreclosure, fraud, and violation of the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and related federal laws and regulations. He also regularly negotiates contracts on behalf of financial institutions and provides advice on issues involving information security and compliance.
He also advises companies on labor and employment matters and represents employers in disputes with current and former employees and various administrative agencies, such as the EEOC and OSHA. He is a faculty member of the Alabama Bar Institute’s CLE employment law planning committee and is also a regular speaker and author on employment matters.
Walsh is involved with several public service organizations, including Junior Achievement and the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program. He also serves on the University of Alabama at Birmingham Pre-Law Advisory Board and was recently selected for membership in the 2006-2007 Class of Project Corporate Leadership, a program of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, the Birmingham Business Journal included Stephen on its annual “Top 40 Under 40” listing.
Adams and Reese LLP is a multidisciplinary, regional law firm with offices in Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Memphis, TN; Mobile, AL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer Magazine recently named Adams and Reese to its distinguished list of the nation’s top 200 firms – “The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also lists the firm on the “NLJ 250” of the nation’s largest law firms.