Keith Simmons, managing partner at Bass, Berry & Sims, has contributed to an article in the February 2010 edition of The American Lawyer. The article by Patrick J. McKenna, titled “Support System,” considers management strategies relating to identifying core practices and nurturing noncore practices. The article represents the collective thinking of the Managing Partners’ Leadership Board, of which Simmons is a member. The board consists of McKenna and nine former and current managing partners of large law firms.