Nashville, Tenn., (August 27, 2012) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome Jay Knight as an associate in the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice in the Nashville, Tennessee office. Knight was formerly an attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Knight will counsel clients in matters related to securities, mergers and acquisitions, real estate capital markets, and structured finance. Knight's experience in the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC included serving as Special Counsel in the Office of Structured Finance, where he led a team of attorneys, economists, and accountants charged with implementing an inter-agency joint rulemaking project under the Dodd-Frank Act. He also served in the Office of Rulemaking, where he was a member of the Dodd-Frank Implementation Team, and as an attorney-adviser in Disclosure Operations. Knight earned his law degree from the Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
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