Thompson Burton In The News: Partner Cole Dowsley Quoted in Lawyers USA Article on Recent EEOC Background Check Lawsuits


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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed race discrimination lawsuits against two large companies, Dollar General and BMW, for use of pre-employment criminal background checks. Thompson Burton PLLC partner and business litigation attorney, Cole Dowsley, published his initial thoughts regarding the lawsuits and the EEOC’s aggressive enforcement initiatives. His commentary resulted in an interview with national legal publication, Lawyers USA. On June 13, 2013, Lawyers USA published an article, titled EEOC background check suits wake-up call for employers, discussing the lawsuits and quoting Mr. Dowsley regarding the potential fallout for employers. Thompson Burton will continue to monitor these EEOC lawsuits and to lead the discussion on this important and evolving area of employment law.

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Thompson Burton In The News: Law Firm Takes Unorthodox Approach


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We’re really pleased with the article the Nashville Tennessean published about the firm over the weekend.  The article, which is titled “Law Firm Takes Unorthodox Approach”, highlights a few points about our unique philosophy and methods that set us apart.  Our goal is to build a law firm for the 21st century based on creativity, technology, flexibility and innovation to more effectively and efficiently deliver legal services. We couldn’t be anymore happy with the results at this point.  In a little less than a year, we’ve opened our law office, added two fantastic commercial litigators, substantially grown revenue, grown our client base 4 fold, and established a summer associate program.  Our next step is to start looking for a corporate/securities and intellectual property lawyer.  Standby, this is just the beginning.

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Thompson Burton PLLC adds Two Commercial Litigation Attorneys


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Thompson Burton, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of two new litigation attorneys at the firm. J. Cole Dowsley, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner and will lead the firm’s business litigation practice. Cole’s proven background in business and commercial litigation will expand Thompson Burton’s ability to serve its clients. Cole advises business clients on a broad range of issues, including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, employment matters, professional liability, entertainment litigation, and several other areas. Cole most recently was a partner at the Nashville law firm of Cornelius & Collins, LLP.  “We’re very pleased to have Cole on our team,” said Kevin Thompson, partner and co-founder of Thompson Burton. “Having been a partner with a well respected litigation firm, Cole will add significant value to our clients across numerous industries.” Cole has successfully represented businesses and individuals in a variety of industries throughout the state of […]

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Thompson Burton PLLC Leads the Discussion Regarding Ackman’s Herbalife Short Position


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On December 20, 2012, Bill Ackman, hedgefund manager at Pershing Square Capital, announced an “enormous” short position against publicly traded direct sales company Herbalife.  Ackman laid out his argument at the Sohn Conference Foundation in Manhattan in a three-hour presentation entitled “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” After the presentation, Thompson Burton PLLC partner and co-founder, Kevin Thompson, one of the top direct sales and MLM lawyers in the country, published his initial thoughts regarding Ackman’s short position and Herbalife’s decision to engage law firm Boes Schiller as its legal counsel.  Kevin’s post was widely circulated on Wall Street, resulting in numerous investment managers contacting Kevin to discuss his opinion regarding Ackman and Herbalife.  One of those discussions resulted in Robert Chapman of Los Angeles based Chapman Capital LLC authoring a guest post at thompsonburton.com entitled “Herbalife: Why I made it a 35% Position After the Bill Ackman Bear Raid”. Chapman’s guest post […]

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John Pisciotta – Creative Competitor


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I had the great pleasure of interviewing serial entrepreneur, John Pisciotta. John Pisciotta is a good friend and an incredible leader in the Nashville tech community. John is the co-founder of multiple companies, most recently being the concert streaming service “MultiplyLive” and sync rights platform, MusicSynk. John certainly stands out in the world of entrepreneurship. While it certainly takes a Herculean effort to get ONE company successfully off the ground, John has managed to do it on multiple occasions. In the interview, John gives us insights into his work ethic and leadership philosophy. At the end of the day, it takes more than a big idea to create a big company. It takes strong leadership and team building skills. John is a student of the sport, reading upwards of 4 books per month ranging in topic from marketing, leadership development and business management. John also has the benefit of a […]

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