Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brianna Powell was recognized in the Lawyers of Color Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession. The full 2022 Hot List Issue will be available in mid-December (click here for the PDF of the issue).

The attorneys honored in the annual Hot List all work as in-house counsel, government attorneys, or law firm associates. Lawyers of Color accepted nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues. The selection committee – composed of the editorial staff, fellows and advisers – spent months reviewing nominations and researching legal publications in order to identify promising candidates. The committee also made editorial picks based on research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, giving special attention to candidates who were active in diversity pipeline initiatives.

Brianna Powell

Brianna is an associate in the firm’s Nashville, Tennessee office and provides healthcare regulatory counsel to a range of clients on complex issues. She has dedicated hundreds of hours to advancing diversity efforts at her firm and providing pro bono services. Prior to joining the firm, Brianna served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons and the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald on the Sixth Circuit.

In her private practice, Brianna has led the firm’s Pro Bono Adoption Project and served on the AHLA Young Professionals Council and Nashville’s Young Leaders Council. She was also recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Health Care Law for 2021-2023 and the National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, Tennessee (2022).

About Lawyers of Color

Lawyers of Color (LOC) was initially founded as On Being A Black Lawyer but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. The organization provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to our clients. With a core readership of 35,000, nearly 200,000 unique blog visitors, and nearly 4,000 followers and fans, LOC has the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization. More about LOC can be found here.