Memphis Business Quarterly Recognizes Nathan Bicks and Lisa Krupicka
May 10, 2012In the most recent edition of the Memphis Business Quarterly, Burch, Porter & Johnson attorneys Nathan Bicks and Lisa Krupicka were recognized as "2012 Power Players" for achievements in their industry or practice area. Mr. Bicks was listed in the Business Litigation category and Ms. Krupicka was listed in the Employment Law category. To see the "2012 Power Player" listings visit the MBQ website here.
Nathan Bicks's practice focuses on complex litigation, with particular emphasis on whitecollar crime, healthcare fraud, and class action matters. He has extensive experience in defending individuals and companies under federal investigation, including directing internal investigations, negotiating non-prosecution and plea agreements, developing corporate compliance programs, and representing clients at trial. Mr. Bicks also has experience in regulatory affairs and represents clients at all levels of federal, state, governmental agencies and boards. He has recently been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of healthcare law. The publication The Best Lawyers in America lists him in the areas of commercial litigation, criminal defense – white collar, land use & zoning law, litigation – land use & zoning law, litigation – municipal law. Mr. Bicks frequently makes presentations at seminars on regulatory issues. From 1979-82, he served as press secretary and legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Sr. in Washington. He presently serves on the firm's Management Committee.
Lisa Krupicka's practice is focused primarily on advising and representing employers on a variety of employment-related matters, including employee handbooks, training, wage and hour issues, labor relations, and employee discipline and termination. She also advises businesses on compliance with the accessibility requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her litigation experience includes claims for race, sex, age, disability, religious and age discrimination; constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title III ADA litigation, ERISA discrimination and benefits claims, as well as wage and hour class actions. Following law school, Ms. Krupicka served as a judicial clerk to Hon. Julia S. Gibbons, former Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, now serving on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Memphis Bar Association, and is the past Chair of the MBA's Labor & Employment Law Section. She was a member of the Memphis Landmarks Commission from 1993 to 2003 and served as its Chair from 1995 to 1997. Ms. Krupicka is also a frequent speaker on employment-related topics for the National Business Institute, Council on Education in Management, and the Memphis Bar Association, and various professional and industry groups.
Burch Porter & Johnson, one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee, engages in a highly-diversified litigation and business practice. Since its founding over 100 years ago, the firm has maintained a tradition of involvement in the legal and community affairs of the region. Burch, Porter & Johnson is located in downtown Memphis in buildings named to the National Register of Historic Places.