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Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Katie Kimbrell has joined the firm’s Birmingham office. Katie brings more than a decade of experience in variety of commercial and transactional matters, as well as state and federal securities rules and regulations, including the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Advisors Act of 1940.
Katie previously served as in-house counsel for Protective Life Corporation. Over her career, Katie has handled a wide range of commercial and transaction matters, in addition to leading and managing securities litigation and regulatory matters, including state and federal regulatory inquiries and exams, conducted internal investigations, and communications with state and federal regulators. In addition, she has an extensive background in life and retirement insurance distribution matters.
“Balch is delighted to welcome Katie,” said Stan Blanton, managing partner. “Katie’s unique in-house experience in both transactional matters and corporate litigation will add significant value to our clients, and her arrival demonstrates our commitment to continued, strategic growth.”
Chris Still, chair of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Practice added, “Katie joins the firm at an outstanding time when we are experiencing significant growth in our corporate and commercial practices. Her background will benefit our clients and serves as a welcome complement to our firm’s growth throughout its footprint.”
Katie is a graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and the Birmingham Bar Association’s Leadership Forum. Additionally, she served as President of the Young Supporters Board of the Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2018-2019. She is an active member of the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program and in 2017, she was named a ‘Rising Star’ by the Birmingham Business Journal and a ‘Birmingham Finest’ Honoree by the Alabama Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in recognition of her work in supporting the organization’s mission.
“I am excited to join Balch and begin the next chapter of my career. The firm’s nationally recognized practice and client-first culture is attractive to me, and I believe its collaborative approach to providing exceptional legal counsel will serve as a terrific platform for my growing practice.” added Katie Kimbrell, partner.
A Georgia native, Katie earned her J.D., cum laude from Cumberland School of Law and her B.S. from the University of Georgia.
Balch is actively engaged in the formation of business entities and in advising clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, corporate financings, and securities law compliance matters. The firm also regularly advises public and private companies with respect to state law fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders, directors’ and officers’ liability, inquiries from analysts and the financial press, mergers and acquisitions, corporate borrowings and banking relationships, securities law compliance, tax matters, executive compensation matters, and other corporate governance and general corporate matters.