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Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to welcome eight attorneys into the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2015. The firm’s new partners have diverse backgrounds and deep experience in governmental relations, environmental and natural resources, energy, financial industries and litigation.

“We are incredibly fortunate to work alongside talented attorneys who embrace teamwork, our collegial culture and are committed to our clients, communities and the legal profession,” said Alan T. Rogers, managing partner. “Our nine new partners have displayed tremendous leadership, creativity, experience and an unwavering commitment to our firm and clients that will lead us well into the future.”

The list of the firm’s 2015 new partners, by office, includes:

BIRMINGHAM 
Conrad Anderson IV is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section. Mr. Anderson’s practice is primarily focused on representing banks and other financial institutions in business disputes with individuals, corporations, and other industry members. 

Thomas G. DeLawrence is a member of the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources Section. His practice encompasses a wide range of state and federal environmental matters and general environmental litigation matters. 

Franklin H. Long, Jr. is a member of the firm’s Business Section. Mr. Long focuses primarily on areas of municipal and public finance. 

W. Brad Neighbors is a member of the firm’s Financial Industries Section. Mr. Neighbors’ practice includes the representation of financial institutions ranging from community banks to large regional institutions. 

Chad A. Pilcher is a member of the firm’s Government Relations and Energy Sections. Mr. Pilcher’s practice is focused on state and federal political and government relations law. 

Brandon N. Robinson is a member of the firm’s Energy Section. Mr. Robinson’s practice includes representing energy and public utility companies in a variety of matters including electric reliability, cybersecurity, and data privacy. 

Mary Forman Samuels is a member of the firm's Environmental & Natural Resources Section. Ms. Samuels’ practice encompasses a wide variety of state and federal environmental topics, as well as administrative law matters, specifically focusing on regulatory compliance.

JACKSONVILLE 
Geremy W. Gregory is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section. Mr. Gregory focuses his practice in resolving business disputes and represents clients in a wide array of cases in state and federal courts.