Bass, Berry & Sims Welcomes 4 Attorneys to the Firm

October 10, 2018
Personnel Announcement

Nashville, Tenn., (October 10, 2018) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome four new attorneys to the firm – three in Nashville and one in Washington, D.C.

Kevin J. Butler (Associate, Nashville) represents clients in complex litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, healthcare fraud and abuse matters, contract disputes, and business torts; additionally he counsels clients in response to government investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Butler was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for the Honorable John J. Tuchi with the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. In addition, Butler was an associate at K&L Gates, LLP in Chicago. Butler earned a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School (2012) and a B.S.S. from Ohio University (2008).

Butler is currently licensed to practice in Illinois and registered to practice in Tennessee pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7 Sec. 5.01(g).

Nicholas Goldin (Associate, Nashville) represents clients in business disputes and breach of contract disputes. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Goldin served as a law clerk to the Honorable John M. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Goldin earned a law degree from Washington University School of Law (2017) and an A.B. from Bowdoin College (2013).

Courtney C. Williams (Attorney, Nashville) counsels clients in all aspects of employment and labor relations law. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Williams worked with Virginia-based law firms where she focused her litigation practice on employment law matters. Williams earned a law degree from William & Mary School of Law (2010) and a B.A. from Carson-Newman College (2007).

Williams is currently licensed to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia and registered to practice in Tennessee pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7 Sec. 5.01(g).

Matthew D. Zapadka (Associate, Washington, D.C.) counsels clients on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property assets, with a focus on patent litigation. In this role, he advises on various intellectual property disputes in federal district court and state court, as well as trials at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), along with filing and arguing appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Zapadka was an associate at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. and Squire Patton Boggs, LLP. Zapadka earned a law degree from George Washington University Law School (2014) and received a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University (2006).

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