Close X
Attorney Spotlight

How does Jordana Nelson's prior experience as a general counsel inform her work with firm clients? Read more>


Close X


Search our Experience

Experience Spotlight

The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

Close X

Thought Leadership

Enter your search terms in the relevant box(es) below to search for specific Thought Leadership.
To see a recent listing of Thought Leadership, click the blue Search button below.

Thought Leadership Spotlight

Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

Read now

Regulation of Consumer Data - The View From D.C.


January 30, 2014

Please join us for the first GC and Compliance Officer Forum of 2014. This forum will provide insight from inside the Beltway for general counsel and compliance officers whose businesses deal with consumer data and credit reporting. A panel of experienced counsel will walk through the life cycle of a financial services investigation and enforcement action as conducted by the Federal Trade Commission or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The panel will include perspectives from the in-house counsel and FTC attorneys who recently negotiated the second largest civil penalty in the history of the Fair Credit Reporting Act:

  • Katherine Armstrong - Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
  • Lynn V. Cravey - Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Fidelity National Information Services
  • Wallace W. Dietz - Member, Bass, Berry & Sims, Financial Services Compliance & Litigation
  • David R. Esquivel - Member, Bass, Berry & Sims, Financial Services Compliance & Litigation

At lunch, Stuart Pratt, President of the Consumer Data Industry Association, will present a keynote address with the latest developments from Congress and the federal regulatory agencies on issues of consumer data and privacy. The CDIA, founded in 1906 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an international trade association whose mission is to support companies that offer consumer information reporting services. It is the largest trade association of its kind with a membership of approximately 180 consumer credit organizations.

This forum has been approved for Tennessee CLE credit.

Related Professionals

Related Services


Visiting, or interacting with, this website does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Although we are always interested in hearing from visitors to our website, we cannot accept representation on a new matter from either existing clients or new clients until we know that we do not have a conflict of interest that would prevent us from doing so. Therefore, please do not send us any information about any new matter that may involve a potential legal representation until we have confirmed that a conflict of interest does not exist and we have expressly agreed in writing to the representation. Until there is such an agreement, we will not be deemed to have given you any advice, any information you send may not be deemed privileged and confidential, and we may be able to represent adverse parties.