Bass, Berry & Sims Elects Seven New Members

January 10, 2019
Personnel Announcement

Nashville, Tenn., (January 10, 2019) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce the election of seven new members in the firm: Timothy J. Browne, Katie Day, Lindsey Brown Fetzer, Jeff H. Gibson, James Polk Moneyhun, Jr., Jonathan E. Nelson, and Shannon Wiley.

“I am proud to recognize these seven individuals and acknowledge their outstanding work through this elevation to membership. Each of these attorneys have demonstrated exemplary legal acumen and commitment to delivering superior client value, and we are fortunate to have them as members at Bass, Berry & Sims,” said Todd Rolapp, the firm’s managing partner.

Timothy J. Browne (Nashville) – Browne counsels clients nationwide in the areas of professional sports, media, entertainment, technology, and marketing and advertising, with a particular focus on the acquisition, protection and distribution of various forms of intellectual property. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, he served as an in-house attorney for 10 years at the league office of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and most recently was Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs (and Co-Head of the Media Legal Group). Browne earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (2001) and a B.A. from Harvard University (1996).

Katie Day (Nashville) – Day represents lenders, sponsors and borrowers in connection with a variety of financing transactions, including term and revolving credit facilities, asset-based credit facilities, agency financings, project-level and construction financings, and acquisition financings. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, she practiced in the New York offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and White & Case LLP. Day earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (2010) and a B.A. and B.S. from the University of South Carolina (2007).

Lindsey Fetzer headshotLindsey Brown Fetzer (Washington, D.C.) – Fetzer focuses her practice on white collar and corporate compliance matters, including healthcare fraud and abuse issues, representing clients in foreign and domestic matters involving the DOJ, the SEC, and other primary enforcement agencies. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, she was an associate at two international law firms, resident in Washington, D.C. Fetzer earned a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law (2010) and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University (2006).

Jeff H. Gibson (Nashville) – Gibson represents clients in complex civil litigation and government investigations across a range of diverse industries. In addition to maintaining a business litigation practice, he defends individuals and companies facing civil fraud claims, white collar criminal charges, and compliance violations. He regularly assists companies in responding to data breaches and is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator. Gibson joined Bass, Berry & Sims after practicing for seven years at the boutique litigation firm Neal & Harwell, PLC. Gibson earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law (2007) and a B.A. from Furman University (2002).

James Polk Moneyhun, Jr. (Knoxville) – Moneyhun focuses his practice in traditional public finance matters (including conduit bond financings) and in property tax abatement, tax increment financing and other governmental incentives to promote economic development. In addition, he represents clients in commercial real estate and commercial lending transactions. Moneyhun earned a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law (2009) and a B.S. from the University of Tennessee (2005).

Jonathan E. Nelson (Memphis) – Nelson represents companies in cases involving breach of contract actions, shareholder derivative actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, commercial tort actions, and other business disputes. In addition, he also advises clients facing product liability claims, mass torts, and related litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Jon Phipps McCalla in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee. Nelson earned a J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2009) and a B.A. from Rhodes College (2005).

Shannon Wiley (Memphis) – Wiley focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters with a specific emphasis in the specialty pharmaceutical industry. She guides clients in the drug distribution and services trades, such as pharmacies, wholesalers, data aggregators, manufacturers, and service hubs on program development, contracting, licensure issues, and various regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the firm, she was an attorney at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Wiley earned a J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2010) and a B.A. from the University of Memphis (2007).

 Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is a professional limited liability company rather than a partnership. Professional limited liability companies have ‘members’ instead of ‘partners.’

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