Mitchell Williams Elects New Members

Crouch, Steadman and Way Now Members

February 05, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2015) – Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. has elected three counsel to the firm’s membership, elevating the status of Courtney C. Crouch, III, Zachary T. Steadman, and Mary Catherine Way to members.

Courtney Crouch, who has been with the firm since 2004, practices in corporate mergers and acquisitions, bank regulatory and securities matters. He previously served Director of Congressional Correspondence for The White House, Office of Legislative Affairs and as Communications Director for U.S. Representative Mike Ross.

Crouch regularly advises public company clients regarding federal securities filings, including annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements, press releases, Section 16 reports, registration statements and other disclosure documents.  He counsels and assists clients in structuring private securities offerings and in drafting private offering memoranda and other legal documents concerning securities offerings, corporate governance, corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions and related regulatory filings. 

Crouch is the Chair of the Arkansas Bar Association Securities Law Section; and current President of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Arkansas, a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, and a certificate in Corporate and Securities Law from Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C.

 Zachary T. Steadman joined Mitchell Williams in 2007, and practices in several types of regulatory law. Steadman regularly represents clients on matters pertaining to federal and state regulation of healthcare providers, health plans, and insurance carriers. He advises clients on federal and state issues including; privacy (HIPAA), fraud and abuse laws, and data security and cyber liability.

He works with clients on licensure and certification by the Arkansas Department of Insurance and other Arkansas healthcare agencies including the Arkansas State Medical Board and also focuses his practice on information management and security including, providing advice to clients on security policies and procedures, record retention policies, HIPAA compliance, and planning for and responding to data breaches.

Steadman was a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXVI and was named Super Lawyers Rising Star in Health Care in 2013.  He holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from University of Arkansas and  Juris Doctor from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Mary Catherine Way joined the firm 2007 and practices in the areas of business tort and defense, product liability and drug and medical device defense and professional liability defense.

Way is a litigator practicing primarily in the areas of medical malpractice defense, products liability defense and insurance defense. She has represented clients in all phases of the litigation process, including motion practice, discovery, expert workup, trial preparation, trial and appellate practice. She is part of the Mitchell Williams pharmaceutical trial team that, in the representation of a major pharmaceutical company, has participated in mass-tort multidistrict litigation trials and other state and federal court trials throughout the United States.

Way has served as a clerk to the Honorable Mary Ann Gunn for the Washington County Drug Court.  She is a member of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and is current Chair of the Firm’s Attorney-Staff Committee. In 2013, Way was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers-Rising Star Mid-South Edition.