TN Supreme Court Appoints Hagerman Vice-Chair of Ethics Panel

BPJ Partner Jennifer Hagerman has been appointed by the Supreme Court of the State of Tennessee to the position of Vice-Chair of the Board of Professional Responsibility for 2022. That board, administered by the state Supreme Court, is charged with supervising the ethical conduct of attorneys. ItRead more

Memphis Bar Association President, Leadership Come From BPJ

Tannera George Gibson, MBA President It was a historic day: On December 2, BPJ Partner Tannera George Gibson began her term as the first African-American female President of the Memphis Bar Association in its 147-year history. (Click HERE to read the Daily Memphian story.) She is picturedRead more

BPJ Associate is named a Presidential Fellow by National Bar Association

Congratulations to BPJ Associate Patrick Hillard on being selected as a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Fellows by the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest network of predominantly African-American lawyers and judges.   Hillard is one of only four lawyers in the 12-memberRead more

Burch, Porter & Johnson Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA

Burch, Porter & Johnson Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA Five attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC have been recognized as outstanding practitioners in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  Jef Feibelman, Laurel C. Williams, Lisa A. Krupicka, LeeAnne M. Cox and Jennifer S.Read more

An Update on the American Rescue Plan Act

The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) includes several key provisions that impact employers. The following is a summary of those provisions, though the changes to the implementation of FFCRA-like paid leave for COVID-19 related reasons are discussed in a separate article by BPJ Associate SarahRead more

Paid Sick and Family Leave in the American Rescue Plan Act

By Sarah Stuart The American Rescue Plan Act, passed in March 2021, offers important changes to the implementation of FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act)-like paid leave for COVID-19 related reasons.  The ARPA enables both public and private sector employers to voluntarily provide paid leave for COVID-19Read more