Butler Snow attorney Melody McAnally was recently selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) to serve as Chair-Elect of its Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee. McAnally, who previously served as Vice Chair, will work with the 200+ member committee focusing on cybersecurity and data privacy issues in a wide variety of industries and applications, including cyber insurance.
The principal mission of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee is to communicate information to the ABA and TIPS members to facilitate education and increase awareness of cybersecurity and data privacy-related issues that clients may encounter daily during their legal practices.
At Butler Snow, Melody McAnally serves as a Co-Team Leader of the Data Security and Privacy Team, focusing on a range of privacy and data security matters and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience advising clients on data security issues, including data breach response plans, privacy compliance programs, privacy litigation, cyber insurance policies and data breach litigation. McAnally also has experience helping businesses navigate complex regulatory investigations and providing best practices for corporate governance of data security and privacy.
McAnally is AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation. She was previously recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers® in Business Litigation and named a Top-Rated Commercial Litigation Lawyer by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel. The Mississippi Bar Association has also recognized McAnally as a recipient of the Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice Award and the Jackson Young Lawyers’ Pro Bono Award.
Melody McAnally has been involved in various professional associations throughout her career, including serving as a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation International and a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. She previously served as a member of several committees within the American Bar Association and on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Construction Section Executive Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, the Memphis Bar Association, the Association of Women Attorneys and the Mississippi Bar Association, amongst others.
Melody McAnally earned her bachelor’s degree (English) from the University of Mississippi. She obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Mississippi College, where she was Editor-in-Chief of Law Review.