TB In the News: Thompson Burton Adds Lankford as Associate

Jennifer LankfordThompson Burton has hired Jennifer M. Lankford as an associate.

Lankford, who most recently served as an associate attorney at Nashville-based firm Cornelius & Collins, will aid Thompson Burton partner J.K. Simms in the firm’s existing employment law practice group.

Lankford has experience in the areas of wrongful discharge, non-compete agreements, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment claims arising from a variety of laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has handled employment disputes in federal and state courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and United States Department of Labor.

“I am thrilled that Jennifer has joined the Thompson Burton team and we have the opportunity again to join forces and provide what I believe to be legal service in the employment arena that is second-to-none,” Walt Burton, firm partner and co-founder, said in the release. “We are very guarded about the culture of our law firm. Jennifer is a perfect fit and fantastic lawyer.  We couldn’t be more pleased.”

This full story can be viewed at the Nashville Post here.

TB in the News: Thompson Burton Partner, Kevin Thompson, Interviewed on Bloomberg TV Regarding Publicly Traded MLM Company, Herbalife

Thompson Burton PLLC partner, Kevin Thompson, appears on Bloomberg News this afternoon to discuss Bill Ackman’s continued assault on publicly traded MLM company, Herbalife.  Video can be viewed above or by clicking here.

TB In the News: Southern/Alpha Features Thompson Burton PLLC as the First Law Firm in Tennessee (and one of the first nationally) to Accept Bitcoin as Payment

BitcoinIt seems contradictory doesn’t it? A well-known law firm in Nashville, Tennessee is the first law firm in Nashville, and among the first nationally, to accept Bitcoin in exchange for law practice. According to Kevin Thompson of Thompson Burton, accepting BTC is a practical decision for the firm and opens up new opportunities for both local and international clients.

“We want to make it easier for clients to do business with us,” Kevin said in an interview with Southern/Alpha. “With some of our international clients, they’re starting to transact via BTC. With zero processing fees, why would we not accept BTC? In order to protect ourselves from any value fluctuations, we liquidate the BTC the moment we receive them. I’m confident that it’s only a matter of time before BTC values stabilize once the global transaction volume increases.”

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