Chambers Top Ranked USA 2024 Bass Berry & Sims PLCChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business released its 2024 rankings of firms and attorneys on June 6. This annual guide provides insight and analysis on the country’s legal profession. In the 2024 edition, Bass, Berry & Sims received 14 practice rankings and had 51 attorneys ranked.

Chambers USA 2024 Ranked Practices

This year, the firm earned a higher band ranking in the Healthcare: The Elite Nationwide category – rising from Band 4 in 2023 to Band 3 in 2024. Bass, Berry & Sims maintained practice rankings in all other categories, including nine Band 1 rankings in Tennessee and a Nationwide Band 1 ranking in the Government Contracts: Highly Regarded category. The full list of practice rankings for Bass, Berry & Sims in the 2024 guide is below:

  • Banking & Finance – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Construction – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Corporate/M&A – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Environment – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Government Contracts: Highly Regarded – Band 1 (Nationwide)
  • Healthcare: The Elite – Band 3 (Nationwide)
  • Healthcare – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Healthcare – Band 4 (District of Columbia)
  • Intellectual Property – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Highly Regarded – Band 2 (Nationwide)
  • Labor & Employment – Band 2 (Tennessee)
  • Litigation: General Commercial – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Real Estate – Band 1 (Tennessee)

Chambers USA 2024 Ranked Attorneys

In the 2024 Chambers USA guide, the firm had a total of 51 attorneys ranked among the Nationwide, Tennessee, and District of Columbia jurisdictions. This includes nine attorneys that were newly ranked or elevated in band ranking in 2024.

The following three firm attorneys were ranked in the USA: Nationwide jurisdiction:

  • Richard Arnholt – Government Contracts
  • Thaddeus R. McBride – International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • Todd Overman – Government Contracts

The following 47 firm attorneys were ranked in the following practice areas in Tennessee, including three attorneys that received dual practice rankings (*) and eight attorneys that were newly ranked or elevated in band ranking in 2024:

  • Robert L. Brewer – Intellectual Property
  • Matthew M. Curley – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • J. Page Davidson – Corporate/M&A
  • John Dawson – Environment
  • Brian Dobbs – Construction
  • Felix R. Dowsley III – Banking & Finance
  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr. – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Senior Statesperson)
  • Tim K. Garrett – Labor & Employment
  • Jeff H. Gibson – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • B. Riney Green – Corporate/M&A
  • Anna M. Grizzle – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Michael R. Hess – Healthcare
  • Michael R. Hill – Healthcare
  • Scott Holley – Banking & Finance; Banking & Finance: Regulatory *
  • Bob Horton – Labor & Employment (elevated to Band 2 in 2024)
  • Angela Humphreys – Healthcare
  • J. James Jenkins Jr. – Healthcare
  • Paul G. Jennings – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Kris Kemp – Corporate/M&A
  • Howard H. Lamar III – Corporate/M&A
  • Britt K. Latham – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Travis Lloyd – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Mark Manner – Corporate/M&A (Senior Statesperson)
  • Paige W. Mills – Intellectual Property
  • J. Allen Overby – Corporate/M&A
  • Tatjana Paterno – Corporate/M&A (newly ranked in 2024)
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial (elevated to Band 2 in 2024)
  • Mary Leigh Pirtle – Labor & Employment (newly ranked in 2024)
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory (elevated to Band 2 in 2024) *
  • Lisa S. Rivera – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (newly ranked in 2024)
  • Brian D. Roark – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • Todd J. Rolapp – Corporate/M&A (Eminent Practitioner)
  • Glenn B. Rose – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Cynthia N. Sellers – Banking & Finance
  • D. Mark Sheets – Real Estate
  • Richard R. Spore III – Real Estate
  • Michael A. Stewart – Real Estate (newly ranked in 2024)
  • James S. Tate Jr. – Banking & Finance
  • G. Scott Thomas – Environment
  • Ryan Thomas – Corporate/M&A
  • Shelley Thomas – Intellectual Property (newly ranked in 2024)
  • Overton Thompson III – Litigation: General Commercial
  • T. Gaillard Uhlhorn – Real Estate
  • F. Mitchell Walker Jr. – Corporate/M&A
  • Leigh Walton – Healthcare (Senior Statesperson)
  • Elizabeth Warren – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler – Environment; Litigation: General Commercial *

The firm had one attorney ranked in the District of Columbia jurisdiction:

  • Jeffrey Davis – Healthcare (newly ranked in 2024)

Three firm attorneys received the additional recognition of Senior Statesman – a designation given to an attorney who no longer works hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm’s success.

  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr.
  • Mark Manner
  • Leigh Walton

Additionally, the firm’s managing partner, Todd Rolapp, was recognized as an Eminent Practitioner – the designation given to practitioners who are highly influential attorneys in a particular practice area that, due to managerial or client relationship commitments, are less active in day-to-day work but remain key players in the team.

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