Nashville, Tenn., (October 17, 2023) – Bass, Berry & Sims is thrilled to announce the launch of its dedicated Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice group, designed to provide experienced guidance to companies seeking to harness the potential of this rapidly evolving technology. The highly skilled AI team is well-prepared to offer innovative solutions to the multifaceted commercial and regulatory challenges faced by AI innovators and companies looking to integrate AI tools to enhance business operations.
“The field of artificial intelligence is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and it presents unique legal challenges. Our team is fully committed to staying informed of these developments and guiding clients in maximizing the advantages of AI while minimizing risks and managing compliance with emerging regulations,” said Emily Burrows, leader of the Artificial Intelligence practice at Bass, Berry & Sims.
In response to the diverse concerns surrounding AI, Bass, Berry & Sims has adopted a holistic approach to AI-related issues. The group draws from its extensive knowledge of counseling, regulatory and transactional matters to help clients address various AI adoption challenges. The team’s attorneys actively monitor regulatory changes and industry trends to anticipate legal challenges and develop strategies that effectively address AI-related matters, including intellectual property ownership and commercialization, healthcare regulatory and contracting matters, technology transactions, AI policies, employment practices and data privacy and security requirements. The firm’s AI clients include health systems, leading auto manufacturers, technology startups, esteemed research institutions and life sciences companies.
“Our team is uniquely positioned to advise clients with AI-related matters, not only for those who may be developing AI technology, but clients using AI as part of their business. We are particularly well-situated because our attorneys are handling sophisticated healthcare, tech transactions and AI matters that already bring together attorneys with regulatory, data, privacy, and litigation experience,” said Robert Brewer, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice. “We have a long history of advising companies in complex technology transactions and have gained valuable insights in advising clients on AI strategies and identifying and responding to AI issues in their respective industries.”
The Artificial Intelligence group offers a broad range of services to assist clients with various initiatives, including advising on commercialization strategy and intellectual property portfolio development; negotiating technology transactions and licensing agreements, particularly for businesses engaged with AI vendors; addressing data privacy and cybersecurity issues under U.S. and international privacy laws and AI-specific regulations; and guiding employment practices and company policies related to AI usage. Our team also draws from the firm’s deep experience in the healthcare industry, partnering with clients as they navigate healthcare regulatory challenges; seize reimbursement opportunities in the AI and digital health space; and advise on the collection, use and sharing of data and specimens for AI development and validation in clinical research settings.
About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Bass, Berry & Sims is a national law firm with nearly 350 attorneys dedicated to delivering exceptional service to numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses in significant litigation and investigations, complex business transactions, and international regulatory matters. For more than 100 years, our people have served as true partners to clients, working seamlessly across substantive practice disciplines, industries and geographies to deliver highly-effective legal advice and innovative, business-focused solutions. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.
The announcement was covered in several media outlets, including:
- “Bass Berry Launches Artificial Intelligence Practice Group,” Law360 (October 18, 2023)
- “Legal Notes: Bass, Berry & Sims Makes Several Appointments, Launches AI Group,” Nashville Post (November 9, 2023)