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Michael R. Pennington

Michael R. Pennington

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Mike Pennington’s practice includes class actions of every type, defense of insurers in sales practice, high-stakes litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He serves as Assistant Practice Group Leader for Bradley’s Litigation team and leads the firm's Class Actions team. Mike has consistently been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in defending commercial litigation, mass tort litigation, and bet-the-company litigation. He has also been recognized in the Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, and Super Lawyers listings of top U.S. lawyers.

More than 25 years ago, Mike helped establish the firm’s Class Action team. Although he has defended class actions of virtually every type, his practice also includes a variety of other financial services, insurance, and general commercial litigation in Alabama and throughout the country, and he has defended class actions in both state and federal courts.

Mike’s past and present clients include Monsanto, Ally, Inc., Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ocwen Financial Corporation, Torchmark Corporation, Liberty National Life Insurance Company, Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company, Infinity Property & Casualty Company, Rite-Aid Corporation, Bank of America, N.A., Great American Insurance Group, United Investors Life Insurance Company, MAPCO, DiTech, and GFC Lending, among others. Mike also served as counsel to Alabama’s former Gov. Bob Riley, and is currently retained to advise the state of Alabama and the attorney general’s office in various civil matters.

Mike has spoken on class action litigation and other litigation topics for the ACLI and ALFA, as well as at numerous seminars across the country. He chairs the DRI’s Class Action Task Force and serves on the steering committees for DRI’s annual Class Actions Seminar and the American Law Firm Association’s biannual Insurance Roundtable. Mike recently spearheaded the drafting of DRI’s comprehensive written comment to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on the upcoming Rule 23 amendments, and provided testimony to the committee regarding the amendments. He also served as a principal drafter of the DRI’s letter to the House Judiciary Committee supporting five major class action reform efforts contained in H.R. 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.

Mike is an attorney-member of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), a member of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC), and a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1985

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1984, magna cum laude
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., 1981
Areas of Practice
Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

It Pays to Be Covered™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

Underwritten
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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