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Balch & Bingham is proud to share Greg Butrus, Samarria Munnerlyn Dunson and Riley Roby were selected for membership as Fellows of the Alabama Law Foundation (ALF).
Membership as a Fellow is exclusive, with no more than 1% of Alabama bar members being invited to join. The selection committee extends this invitation to exceptional lawyers who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to improving their communities and the state.
The Fellows program was established in 1995 by the Alabama Law Foundation to honor bar members who have made notable contributions to their profession and community. The Charter Fellows were past presidents of the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Law Foundation. This esteemed membership recognizes individuals who provide leadership and support for the Foundation's initiatives in promoting access to justice.
The Alabama Law Foundation is the Alabama State Bar’s only official 501(c)(3), with work including scholarships for law schools and colleges as well as grants to organizations that provide access to the legal system. Since 1989, the ALF has awarded over $23 million in law-related projects, including volunteer lawyer programs throughout Alabama.
Greg’s practice includes advising clients in state and federal legislative matters, public policy, and government relations law; political law compliance and regulation; state and federal energy policy matters, regulations, and transactions. In addition, he regularly advises clients regarding economic development and other policy issues.
Samarria focuses her practice on healthcare compliance and ensuring that healthcare entities attain and maintain compliance with HIPAA and HITECH regulations. She develops policies and procedures, risk assessments, negotiates business associate agreements, and provides training to healthcare providers. Samarria has a partnership with the Alabama Medical Association to provide education on HIPAA-related issues to over 7,000 physicians statewide. She is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in both Health Care Compliance (CHC) and Health Care Privacy Compliance (CHPC). Additionally, she has extensive experience in healthcare administrative law and healthcare facility regulation. She serves as a Municipal Judge for the City of Montgomery (Part-time).
Riley advises clients, ranging from publicly traded companies and closely held businesses to non-profit entities and individuals, across a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, economic development, and tax and estate planning. Riley also routinely counsels clients on the navigation of Alabama regulatory agencies, including Alabama Public Service Commission, Alabama Department of Revenue, Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, and Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors.