He served as appellate counsel in Cooper Tire & Rubber Company v. Phillips County Circuit Court, 2011 Ark. 183, in which the Arkansas Supreme Court reversed the discovery order of the lower court and issued a Writ of Certiorari to protect the manufacturer’s formulas and other trade secrets from disclosure.
He was lead appellate counsel in the appeal of the largest personal-injury verdict in the history of the state at the time, which resulted in a substantial remittitur of the award, Advocat, Inc. v. Sauer, 353 Ark. 29, 111 S.W.3d 346 (2003), and in the appeal of a judgment in the amount of $8.2 million against a bank on a lender-liability claim, which resulted in the reversal of the judgment and the dismissal of the claim, First Commercial Bank v. Walker, 333 Ark. 100, 969 S.W. 2nd 146 (1998).
For several years, Mr. Anderson was outside general counsel for the largest bank holding company in Arkansas at the time, and he represented the client in the acquisition of banks throughout the state. In 2008, he represented WEHCO Newspapers, Inc., in the acquisition of three newspapers in central Missouri. In 1998 and 1999, he represented the same client in the acquisition of the Chattanooga Free Press and The Chattanooga Times, which papers were merged into the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999.
Mr. Anderson’s service to the American Bar Association, in addition to his term as president, includes serving as Chair of the House of Delegates, two terms on the Association’s Board of Governors and representing the state of Arkansas more than thirty years in its House of Delegates, in which he continues to serve. He is a member of the American Law Institute, which promulgates the Restatements of the Law, and he is an emeritus member of its governing Council. He served as an adviser in the preparation of the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers and the Restatement of Trusts-Prudent Investor Rule.
Mr. Anderson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.