Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jim Cheek was named to the 44th Class of Leadership Nashville – an intense nine-month program designed to nurture community leaders for the city of Nashville. The men and women selected each year represent a diversity of races, religions, ages and political persuasions, as well as a geographical cross section of neighborhoods. The class includes native Nashvillians and people who have moved to the city in leadership positions. Participants include educators, doctors, bankers, artists, business people, rabbis, ministers, lawyers, and representatives of labor, public service, international communities and the volunteer sector.
In his more than 40 years of practice, Jim has represented boards of directors and special committees of boards in matters involving activist shareholders and strategic decisions. He regularly provides counsel to a wide variety of public companies in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and securities offerings. He is actively serving on the board of trustees of the American College of Governance Counsel and as a special advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Principles of Corporate Governance project. He also served as the Regulatory Auditor of the NYSE and as chair of the National Task Force on Corporate Responsibility. Jim is consistently recognized as a leading and deeply experienced lawyer in his field in national, regional and local publications which rank lawyers, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America®, Nashville Post and others.
The members of the 44th Class were chosen from nearly 300 applicants. The full class roster was reported in the following:
- “Leadership Nashville Program Announces Its 44th Class,” The Tennessean (June 19, 2019)
- “Leadership Nashville Reveals Class of 2019-20,” Nashville Business Journal (June 19, 2019)