Bass, Berry & Sims Welcomes Six New Associates in Nashville

May 13, 2015

Nashville, Tenn., (May 13, 2015) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome six new associates to the firm’s Nashville office.

Courtney Bumpers focuses her practice on white collar criminal investigations and corporate compliance investigations, including healthcare fraud and abuse issues. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bumpers earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business; and a B.S. from the University of North Carolina.

Kaitlin E. Harvie focuses her practice on corporate internal investigations and compliance matters, including healthcare fraud and abuse and federal procurement issues. In addition, she has significant experience with conducting anti-corruption investigations and compliance reviews under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Harvie earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Vassar College.

Vincent B. Lillegard assists clients with various commercial transactions, including real estate acquisitions and dispositions; financing transactions, including mortgage, mezzanine and construction loans as well as senior credit facilities; and high-yield debt offerings. Lillegard earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University.

J. Akele Parnell advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters including securities law issues, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Parnell earned a J.D. and an M.P.H. from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. from Auburn University.

J. Peter Ripley represents clients in a variety of commercial lending and real estate transactions, including negotiating facilities, and real estate acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Ripley practiced as a finance and energy associate with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in Washington, D.C. Ripley earned his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Georgia.

Molly K. Ruberg represents clients in connection with internal investigations and related proceedings, and routinely counsels clients related to compliance and defense of False Claims Act (FCA) violations. Ruberg received her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, an M.A. from American University, and a B.A. from the University of Kentucky.

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