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Butler Snow Attorneys Named BTI Client Service All-Stars

Butler Snow attorneys Charles F. Johnson, III and James J. Lawless, Jr.  have been named BTI 2014 Client Service All-Stars. They are two of only 330 attorneys in the United States to receive this honor

Johnson and Lawless are members of the firm’s Healthcare Regulatory and Transactions Group and Pharmaceutical Medical Device and Healthcare Industry Team.

“Charles and Jim certainly deserve this recognition, and the fact that they have been selected twice speaks volume about their commitment to client service.” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “Both Charles and Jim really understand their clients’ businesses, so they provide solutions on both the legal and business side to help them succeed.”

Johnson focuses his practice on pharmaceutical and medical devices, biotechnology and life sciences, joint ventures and strategic collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare operations and compliance, physician practice management, and corporate law.  He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® for corporate law, healthcare law, and mergers and acquisitions, and has been named in Chamber USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for corporate and commercial law.  This is his second time to be named a BTI Client Service All-Star. Johnson earned both his undergraduate degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.

Lawless focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, business and commercial transactions, joint ventures and strategic collaborations, corporate law, and business planning and operations. He is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was also named a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2012.  Lawless earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctor from American University.

The BTI Client Service All-Stars are an elite group of attorneys nominated solely by clients in an objective, independent study as the very best in client service.  No one can self-nominate or payto be included in the list.  The only way to become a BTI Client Service All-Star is to be nominated by a client in an unprompted manner.  These attorneys combine exceptional legal expertise with practical advice, business savvy and innovative, effective solutions to make the lives of their clients easier.  BTI conducted more than 300 individual interviews with corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and large organizations across the country.

BTI Consulting conducts independent research on how clients acquire, manage, and evaluate their professional service providers. They conduct open-ended interviews with high-level executives and decision makers to benchmark how Fortune 1000 companies buy, how professional service firms sell, and how to manage service provider performance.