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02.06.2023

The housing market is an important component of the economy – and mortgage rates are a personal challenge for people hoping to buy homes. While rates are dropping, they remain higher than they were this time last year.

Justin Barry, a partner in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Development & Finance and Commercial Lending Practice Groups, spoke to HousingWire about the dilemma.

“Rising interest rates and elevated mortgage rates present another homeownership hurdle for the current renter pool,” ...

02.01.2023

The Legal 500 recently launched its inaugural Atlanta GC Powerlist. It’s the first time it has produced a publication focusing specifically on Atlanta in-house counsel and MMM was honored to sponsor it. The Atlanta list is part of a new premier title dedicated to highlighting the best in-house lawyers around the world – The GC Powerlist.

“The great enthusiasm of the lawyers that we spoke to was outstanding and inspiring, but the sheer level of innovative work that has been carried out in this re ...

01.24.2023

Law360 – a leading legal publication – quoted MMM Healthcare Group Chairman Bob Threlkeld about the big cases to watch in 2023. Threlkeld noted that one case is a cautionary tale about the importance of complying with federal laws. Two former healthcare executives face trial in a case that’s been in the courts for eight years.

"It would undoubtedly be a very closely watched and high-profile trial for everyone involved," said Threlkeld.

You can learn more about this case – and other important ...

01.24.2023

The 2023 Georgia Legislature has a full agenda this year. MMM Litigation Partner Eric Larson hopes the General Assembly will look at getting more cases into the state’s business court. The court was established in 2020 so business disputes could be decided quickly in a forum that understands relevant business laws and issues. Right now, if one side objects, business cases are decided in regular courts, which tend to be overloaded.

"It's a tragedy in some respects that this court is so underuti ...

01.23.2023

The fact that White Collar work often increases when the economy slows is one reason MMM launched its newest practice area, says The Daily Report. The publication interviewed SEC enforcement attorney Matthew Alexander, who joined MMM’s Washington, D.C. office to launch the White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance Practice.

“Whenever you have new regulations (and) changing economic conditions, that creates questions from a compliance perspective about ensuring that your compliance progr ...

01.18.2023

Matthew J. Alexander, an SEC enforcement attorney, has joined MMM to launch a White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance Practice in our Washington, D.C. office. Alexander told legal publication Law360 that his time with the Securities & Exchange Commission, plus his experience in private practice, bring a key added value to the firm.

"I really enjoyed my time in public service at the SEC, and what I was interested in doing was building a practice from the ground up," Alexander said. "Th ...

01.12.2023

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is setting significant new benchmarks in its strategic organic growth. Data published Jan. 13, 2023 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle show that:

  • MMM is the second fastest-growing law firm by revenue. Receipts increased by 33% over the past three years.  
  • MMM earned the #4 spot ranked by the number of attorneys – up two slots from last year’s #6 finish.
  • When ranked by the three-year increase in the number of attorneys, its 19% increase put it at #8 on the list. 

Pl ...

01.11.2023

Washington, D.C. (January 11, 2023) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP announced today that former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission attorney, Matthew J. Alexander, has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice and will chair the firm’s new White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance Practice.

Alexander brings more than 13 years of combined experience in the public and private sector, including practical knowledge from his most recent position as counsel in the SEC’s Divis ...

01.10.2023

Washington, D.C. – Hot List 2022, a national publication of the nonprofit organization Lawyers of Color, recognizes Morris, Manning & Martin’s Shanellah Verna Harris of Washington, D.C. The Hot List honors junior- and mid-level attorneys from across the nation who exemplify integrity, high achievement, leadership and a passion for diversity. Lawyers of Color, founded in 2013, is devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communitie ...

01.10.2023

Profiles in Diversity Journal (PDJ) has named Dan Huynh, who chairs MMM’s Diversity Committee, an honoree in its inaugural Diverse Lawyers Making a Difference competition. For the past 25 years, PDJ has spotlighted people and programs to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This is the first year it has spotlighted attorneys dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. The honor includes a full-page feature in the publication. Titled “Stay Positive and Plan for the Long Term” it exa ...