Charleston, S.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Ashley Cooper and Bobby Byrd were selected by their peers in Charleston as two of the top attorneys in their practice areas. The voting was part of the process in determining Charleston Business Magazine’s 2019 “Legal Elite of the Lowcountry.”
Legal Elite gives every attorney who lives and works in the Charleston area the chance to participate, and attorneys are not allowed to vote for themselves. The winners are drawn from a pool of peer-nominated candidates and regarded as among the best in their fields.
Ashley Cooper, Parker Poe’s Charleston Office Development Partner, was named Legal Elite in the government category for the second straight year. Ashley chairs Parker Poe’s Energy Industry Team and has a range of experience with governmental and regulatory bodies, from negotiating commercial agreements and obtaining regulatory approval to litigating disputes before executive agencies. He has represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the South Carolina Public Service Commission, and in government investigations, including in North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) audits.
Bobby Byrd was named Legal Elite for the third straight year. For the past two years, Bobby was recognized in the field of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He has more than three decades of experience representing national and community banks, commercial finance companies, special servicers, and other lending institutions in connection with non-performing loans. His experience includes judicial foreclosures, actions to collect promissory notes, guaranty suits, bankruptcy proceedings, and claim and delivery (replevin) actions, in addition to defending entities against lender liability claims.
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