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Butler Snow Wins Spotlight Award at Annual SEMDA Conference May 18-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Butler Snow was honored with the 2016 Spotlight Award from the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) during the group’s annual conference in Nashville.

Butler Snow – which has robust health care, pharmaceutical, medical device and other life sciences practices – has taken an active role in SEMDA, and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who leads Butler Snow’s government relations practice, opened the conference, which took place May 18-19 in the Music City Center.

“We are honored to be chosen as a leader in the medical device industry,” said Donald Clark Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. “Our experienced life sciences group works with some of the most innovative companies in a rapidly changing industry, and this recognition reinforces the high level of client service we deliver across the nation.”

The Spotlight Award is presented each year to a thought leader in the health care and medical device industry that advances visionary innovation in the marketplace, as well as accomplishments, inspiration and advancements across the industry.

The annual conference brings together investors, regulators, vendors, medical device companies and thought leaders. Among those companies participating in addition to Butler Snow, were HCA, St. Jude Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization and many others.

To meet the diverse needs of a rapidly evolving and ever-changing health care industry, Butler Snow has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys and professionals with a clear understanding of the needs and complexities of the industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors. The firm is well-versed in all aspects of health care, including business, medical and legal matters, enabling it to provide clients with comprehensive representation.

About Butler Snow
Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys and professionals representing local, regional, national and international clients from 19 U.S. offices and offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Ranked as one of America’s Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked in the top 7 percent out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client’s business, anticipating client’s needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visit www.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on twitter @ButlerSnow.

About SEMDA
The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) – established in 2004 – supports and promotes medical device companies in the Southeast by providing resources and networking opportunities for medical device companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, physicians, investors and service providers interested in advancing their efforts in the region. SEMDA's annual conference is the premier medical device forum fostering business and educational opportunities for investors, medical device companies, medical entrepreneurs and related industry professionals in the Southeast. For more information, visit www.semda.net

Contact: Sherry Vance Allen – 601-985-4103 sherry.vanceallen@butlersnow.com Contact: Todd Smith – 615-202-7944 todd@deanesmithpartners.com

Source: Butler Snow