Nashville, Tenn., (February 20, 2018) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Kevin H. Douglas has been appointed to serve as chair of the firm’s award-winning Corporate & Securities Practice Group. In this role, Douglas will work closely with firm management and with the more than 100 corporate attorneys and staff across the firm’s four offices to develop goals and implement initiatives for the department that are in line with the firm’s overall strategy. Douglas succeeds J. Allen Overby as chair, who served in this position for the past five years.

“Our Corporate and Securities group continues to be recognized nationally for its impressive work partnering with clients on their most important business objectives. Kevin will be a strong leader for this dynamic group of attorneys as we continue to grow our practice and serve our clients with excellence,” said Todd Rolapp, the firm’s managing partner.

Douglas joined the firm in 2004 and has 20 years of experience representing companies on matters related to corporate and securities law. He works with public companies and other clients on corporate governance matters, securities laws compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and shareholder activism. Since 2016 he has served as co-editor of the firm’s Securities Law Exchange blog, providing news and insights on a variety of corporate law matters.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with my colleagues in this capacity,” said Douglas. “I thank Allen for his tremendous service as chair over the last five years, and I look forward to leading my peers as we continue to offer the high level of quality client service that has been synonymous with Bass, Berry & Sims.”

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