Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Nashville Bar Association (NBA). She will assume the position in 2024 and serve a four-year term.

Established in 1831, the NBA is a professional organization serving the legal community of Nashville, Tennessee. With over 2,500 local attorney members, the NBA provides law-related educational programs and charitable services that are designed to help the public access the legal system. The NBA promotes the knowledge, understanding and respect for the law among the general public and the legal community. Its mission includes preserving the honor and integrity of the legal profession; fostering collegiality among members of the legal profession; and improving the administration of justice in the greater Nashville area.

Leigh Walton

With more than 40 years of practice, Leigh has advised a wide variety of companies, mostly in the healthcare industry, in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and securities offerings. In addition to her practice, she has served in leadership positions for many industry organizations, including as past chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Business Law Section Mergers & Acquisitions Committee and the ABA’s Corporate Laws Committee, among others. She is a member of the American College of Governance Counsel. Leigh is currently an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School, where she teaches a course on Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions.

Throughout her career she has been recognized by leading industry outlets, most recently being named to the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America – the only Nashville attorney to make the list. Leigh is also a member of Lawdragon’s Hall of Fame. In the past two years she has been recognized by Chambers USA, BTI Client Service All-Stars, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Mid-South Super Lawyers, among others.

Read more about Leigh’s experience here.