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William Bishop, Abigayle Farris and Brett Mason Become Members of Stone Pigman

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. is pleased to announce that William R. Bishop, Abigayle C. Farris and W. Brett Mason have become Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2017.  Abigayle and Brett are in the firm's Litigation Section, and Will is in the firm's Business Section. 

"Stone Pigman's newest Members have proven to be exceptional lawyers.  On behalf of the firm, I congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition and expect great things from all of them in the years to come," said Barry Ashe, Chair of Stone Pigman's Management Committee. 

Will Bishop assists public and private companies on complex mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital market transactions and joint ventures.  He also works with startups and emerging companies through every stage of a company's life cycle.  He regularly provides guidance and expertise on angel investing, venture capital and private equity transactions and general corporate matters and currently serves as outside general counsel to several emerging companies.  Will has helped small businesses raise millions of dollars from outside investors and has assisted a network of angel investors in various equity and debt investments. Will is a member of the Board of Directors of Operation Spark, a local non-profit organization that provides software development training to low-opportunity individuals.  He is a member of the American and Louisiana State Bar Associations and Chair of the New Orleans region for the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee.  Will received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School, cum laude, in 2008 and his B.A. from Princeton University, with Honors, in 2000. 

Abby Farris focuses her practice in the areas of gaming, advertising, sweepstakes, and promotions law, and dedicates a significant portion of her time to commercial and insurance coverage litigation as well.  She is admitted to practice law in Louisiana, Mississippi and Nevada.  She is an adjunct professor at The University of Southern Mississippi, where she teaches a course on the regulatory, legal and security aspects of casino operations.  Abby is a member of the American, Federal and Louisiana State Bar Associations.  She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, cum laude, in 2008 and her B.A. degrees in Mass Communications and International Studies, both with Honors, from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Brett Mason assists clients with transportation, commercial, maritime and insurance coverage litigation.  He also leads the firm's Emergency Response Team that serves a select number of trucking companies.  In 2014, he earned the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional from the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  He is regularly invited to speak/present at regional and national industry meetings.  He is a former President of the Wex Malone American Inns of Court, the Baton Rouge chapter of the Washington and Lee Alumni Association, and the New Orleans Chapter of the International Propeller Club.  Mr. Mason is also a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, Transportation Lawyers Association, Transportation and Logistics Council, Environmental Law Institute, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association.  Brett received his J.D. and Master of Laws in Admiralty from Tulane University School of Law in 1993 and 1994, and his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1990.

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