Bud Bennington, a Senior Litigation Partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, recently offered his insight in an interview with the Orlando Business Journal about these unprecedented times our judicial system is facing vis-à-vis-COVID-19. Bud explains how he is leading his team of litigators as they navigate the new judicial system amidst the various COVID-19 restrictions. Over four decades of experience have earned him an intuitive understanding of how to accept the changes brought about by this global pandemic. By meeting the changes, Bud continues to lead his team forward to meet the challenges and successfully conduct business amidst the pandemic.
Noting these extraordinary times, Bud discusses new safety measures, leveraged technologies and virtual solutions that litigators are now using to operate remotely in this “new normal.” As a seasoned trial lawyer, Bud provides a learned view of the challenges we are now facing, and the sometimes surprising results he has encountered while managing a team of younger, tech savvy professionals who are managing complex federal business litigation cases nationwide.
"I have gleaned that just like the virus, whose influence on daily and business life differs from state to state, federal courts across the country are taking different approaches to managing their already overcrowded court dockets,” Bud said.
While the pandemic continues to drastically affect Central Florida, technology has become a critical component to keeping a broad range of legal services functioning properly. According to Bud, “When the adjustment period to our new normal and the pandemic eventually has passed, the legal profession will be well served to have these systems already in place going forward.
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About Bud Bennington
Bud Bennington is a seasoned trial attorney with more than 40 years of experience representing a variety of clients in complex business litigation matters. His extensive trial experience ranges from complex “white collar” to intricate business litigation. As a partner with Shutts & Bowen, Bud is a leader in the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group and served as its Co-Chair for more than seven years. Bud has appeared in federal and state courts, as well as before governmental organizations and administrative agencies. Experience being the best teacher, Bud is a highly regarded legal strategist who has mentored countless attorneys throughout his career. Having acted as lead counsel in multifaceted litigation matters for Fortune 500 companies, Bud’s abilities have earned him the distinction of being recognized by his peers as an “AV” top-rated attorney in the Martindale-Hubbell legal index, and as a Florida Super Lawyer. His legal discernment also provided him the opportunity to give his point of view as a guest legal commentator for TV news programs appearing on ABC News, CNBC, and CNN.