Bass, Berry & Sims Welcomes Six Attorneys to the Firm

June 29, 2021
Firm News

Nashville, Tenn., (June 29, 2021) – Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to welcome six new attorneys to the firm – five in Nashville and one in Washington, D.C.

The following two associates counsel clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, private equity financings, and securities regulations matters and filings.

  • John Keny (Associate, Nashville) Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Keny was a senior consultant at PYA, P.C. focused on healthcare transaction advisory and valuation services. Keny earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law (2018), an MBA from the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business (2018), and a B.A. from the University of Tennessee (2014).
  • Grant Sharp (Associate, Nashville) Sharp was an associate at Bass, Berry & Sims from 2017-2018. Before rejoining the firm, he served as general counsel for an automotive dealership group based in Atlanta. Sharp earned a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law (2017) and a B.A. from Centre College (2011).

In addition, the following four new attorneys recently joined Bass, Berry & Sims:

  • Matthew H. Berger (Associate, Washington, D.C.) joins the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice where he advises clients on data privacy and cybersecurity issues to ensure companies comply with the ever-evolving national and international regulations related to data protection and use. As part of his practice, he regularly provides advice on emerging data privacy initiatives and efforts, including changes and ruling regarding the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) and European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Berger was an associate at Epstein Becker Green in Washington, D.C. In addition, he worked at several technology companies, where he served as the Team Lead and Highest-Level Privacy Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Chief Privacy Officer, as the Lead Data Privacy Incident Associate to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Chief Information Officer Office, and as a Privacy Advisor to the National Nuclear Security Administration. Berger received his Certificate of Completion, Program in Law, Science & Technology from Stanford Law School (2016), his law degree from William & Mary Law School (2011) and a B.A. from The College of William & Mary (2007).
    Matthew Berger is admitted to practice only in Virginia; not yet admitted in D.C. Being supervised under D.C., Rule 49 Exception 8
  • Lauren A. Brown (Associate, Nashville) L. Brown joins the Corporate & Securities Practice, advising public companies on matters related to compliance with federal and state securities laws, reporting and disclosure obligations, compliance with stock exchange rules, and Section 16 reporting obligations. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, L. Brown was an associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio. L. Brown earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law (2015) and a B.A. from Denison University (2010).
    Lauren Brown is currently licensed to practice in Ohio and registered to practice in Tennessee pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7 Sec. 5.01
  • Nathan F. Brown (Associate, Nashville) N. Brown joins the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group where he focuses his practice on representing clients in investigations and related litigation, and government actions, particularly involving the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. N. Brown also assists corporate clients with internal compliance assessments and internal investigations regarding regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, N. Brown was an associate at Browne George Ross O’Brien Annaguey & Ellis LLP and Paul Hastings LLP. During law school, N. Brown served as a judicial extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Prior to attending law school, he served as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Air Force and the Hawaii Air National Guard. N. Brown earned a law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (2017), an M.A. from the American Military University (2014) and a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy (2007).
    Nathan Brown is currently licensed to practice in California and registered to practice in Tennessee pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7 Sec. 10.07
  • Ashley Robinson Li (Attorney, Nashville) Li joins the Labor & Employment Practice where she provides counsel to employers on issues regarding wrongful termination, discrimination, employee discipline, defamation, harassment, and other matters. She also represents clients in litigation matters related to compliance with state and federal employment law issues involving wage and hour violations and leave-related issues. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Li was an associate at McGuireWoods LLP in Los Angeles. After law school, Li served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During law school, Li was a judicial extern to the Honorable John S. Bryant of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Li earned a law degree from Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law (2017), an MBA from Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School (2017) and a B.S. from Pepperdine University (2013).
    Ashley Li is currently licensed to practice in California and registered to practice in Tennessee pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7 Sec. 5.01
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