Bio

Bourgon Reynolds serves as a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. After graduating with high honors, she first joined the firm in 2012 and spent three years focusing her practice on general and commercial litigation.

Bourgon then joined the Arkansas Attorney General’s office as an Assistant Attorney General and represented the state in civil litigation matters, including in appeals before the Arkansas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

After leaving the Attorney General’s Office in 2017, Bourgon returned to Rose Law Firm as an attorney in the firm’s Rogers location. Bourgon defends companies and individuals in complex litigation matters, including in antitrust matters related to numerous aspects of the poultry industry. She also practices in probate and trust, and contract litigation, including in the appellate courts. Additionally, her practice focuses on representing individuals and corporations in actions brought by the state, including contract disputes, state and federal investigations, and consumer protection claims, such as the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. She also has experience representing a physician with an inquiry opened against their license before the Arkansas State Medical Board and in an internal peer review hearing involving a major hospital system.

Bourgon has written articles for the UA Little Rock Law Review, where she served as associate editor. One of her articles, Arkansas’s Unconstitutional Approach to Third-Party Exculpatory Evidence, explored Arkansas case law and its implications on a criminal defendant’s constitutional rights. In 2018, she wrote for The Arkansas Lawyer about technological advancements in the legal field. She was published as a contributing author to the American Bar Association’s 2019 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments and also contributed to the American Bar Association’s 2020 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments. She is also the chairperson for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and on the firm’s Lateral Hiring.

Experience

  • Representing clients in antitrust litigation as well as class action litigation
  • Managing complex electronic discovery, including extensive experience with Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
  • Defending clients against governmental investigations and actions at the state and federal level
  • Pursuing contract disputes with the State of Arkansas before the Arkansas State Claims Commission
  • Defending against Federal Employers Liability Act and common carrier claims
  • Defending against personal injury claims
  • Representing multi-national client against products liability claims
  • Representing client in appeal of probate matter
  • Representing and advising client on commercial lease disputes
  • Arguing on behalf of the State of Arkansas before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in an employment discrimination matter
  • Defending the State of Arkansas against claims made under the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1983
  • Defending the State of Arkansas and its laws in the Arkansas Supreme Court
  • Joining as amici counsel in the Arkansas Supreme Court in a matter of importance to the State
  • Defending the State of Arkansas against various employment discrimination claims and claims arising under the Arkansas and U.S. Constitutions in state and federal court
  • Representing clients in replevin actions to reclaim property
  • Litigating commercial lease and unlawful detainer lawsuits
  • Representing clients against OSHA citations and before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Obtaining guardianships over incapacitated persons

 

Honors

 

  • Class Member, Leadership Arkansas Class XVII
  • Leadership Benton County, Class of 2021
  • Member, Walton Arts Center Corporate Leadership Council
  • Northwest Arkansas Council, Member
  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal 40 under 40, 2019
  • Best Lawyers Recognition, 2020
  • Arkansas Money & Politics Top 100 Lawyers, 2020
  • American Bar Association’s 2019 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, contributing author
  • American Bar Association’s 2020 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, contributing author (publication forthcoming 2021)

Affiliations

  • Bentonville Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Women on a Mission for the Mercy Health Foundation
  • American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association Law Practice Division, Member
  • American Bar Association Litigation Section, Member

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 2012 (High Honors)

Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
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