Nashville, Tenn., (January 13, 2022) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce the election of six new members in the firm: D. Lee Flaherty, Scott D. Gallisdorfer, Thomas Gossett, Vincent B. Lillegard, Molly K. Ruberg, Taylor K. Wirth.
“My colleagues and I are proud to announce the election of these six new members,” said Todd Rolapp, managing partner of Bass, Berry & Sims. “We celebrate their many accomplishments both within our firm and the larger legal community. We are honored to work alongside each of these individuals every day and are excited to see how their careers will progress in this next phase.”
Lee Flaherty (Memphis) – Flaherty counsels both publicly traded and privately held companies as well as private equity and venture capital firms in a variety of corporate and securities law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, SEC regulatory reporting and compliance, and corporate governance and corporate finance matters. He works within a range of industries, with a particular focus in the medical device, pharmaceutical, real estate investment trust (REIT) and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Flaherty was an associate at Phelps Dunbar LLP. Flaherty earned a law degree from the Mississippi College of Law (2013), a Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi (2009) and a B.S. in Business Administration from Mississippi College (2003).
Scott D. Gallisdorfer (Nashville) – Gallisdorfer focuses his practice on complex litigation and government and internal investigations with an emphasis on matters related to the healthcare industry. He has significant experience in False Claims Act (FCA) litigation and healthcare fraud and abuse investigations, including civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and other federal and state regulators. Before joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Gallisdorfer was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Gallisdorfer earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law (2013) and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina (2010).
Thomas Gossett (Nashville) – Gossett counsels public companies, private companies, private equity firms, individuals, real estate joint ventures and various other clients across the country on commercial real estate transactions and associated debt financings. He counsels clients in the acquisition, disposition and/or development of commercial properties with a particular focus in the highly regulated healthcare industry. Gossett earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law (2013) and a B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Martin (2009).
Vincent B. Lillegard (Nashville) – Lillegard focuses his practice on capital market debt transactions and syndicated bank credit facilities. He represents public and private companies, private equity sponsors, banks and other lenders in a variety of lending transactions. He represents companies on high-yield, investment-grade and convertible notes offerings, including related call spread derivative transactions. In the last five years, Lillegard has closed over $5 billion in note offerings. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, he practiced with Kaye Scholer LLP (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP) in New York. Lillegard earned a law degree from the New York University School of Law (2013) and a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University (2009).
Molly K. Ruberg (Nashville) – Ruberg represents clients in government and internal investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly involving matters of fraud and abuse in the healthcare sector. She has assisted a wide variety of clients in matters involving the FCA, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law. Ruberg also counsels individuals and companies on both sides of complex business litigation matters. She joined Bass, Berry, & Sims after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Heyburn II of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Prior to law school, Ruberg taught ninth grade in Washington, D.C. as a 2010 Corps Member of Teach For America. Ruberg earned a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law (2013), an M.A. from American University (2010) and a B.A. from the University of Kentucky (2008).
Taylor K. Wirth (Nashville) – Wirth advises clients in a variety of corporate and securities law matters, including securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, public company disclosure, Section 16 issues, insider trading, and ESG matters. He has represented issuers in a variety of securities transactions, including IPOs, secondary public offerings and at-the-market offerings. Taylor’s experience also includes advising on matters related to private offerings of securities and large internal corporate reorganizations. Wirth earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law (2013) and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (2009).
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