BIRMINGHAM, AL—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Kim Bessiere Martin, a partner in the firm’s Huntsville office, has been named Litigation Practice Group Leader. Leigh Anne Hodge and Michael R. Pennington, both partners in Bradley’s Birmingham office, will serve as assistant practice group leaders.
Ms. Martin previously served as co-chair of Bradley’s Life Sciences Litigation team and focuses her practice on general litigation with an emphasis on medical device and pharmaceutical products liability litigation, as well as white collar matters and False Claims Act litigation.
Ms. Hodge represents clients in the healthcare industry in regional and national engagements. She regularly represents and counsels clients in product liability litigation, medical malpractice litigation, peer review and staff privileges matters, ERISA litigation, Medicare Advantage plan litigation, managed care litigation, insurance disputes, and insurance fraud cases.
In addition to his new role, Mr. Pennington also leads the firm’s Class Actions team, which he helped establish more than 25 years ago. His practice includes class actions of every type, defense of insurers in sales practice, high-stakes litigation, and complex commercial litigation.