Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Angie Bergman and Sara Vance will participate in the Spring 2021 Class of the Young Leaders Council (YLC). To read more about the program and the full list of Spring 2021 Class participants, click here.

YLC’s mission is to train diverse, committed individuals to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit organizations and make a difference in the community by replenishing the Nashville volunteer leadership base. Each year, YLC hosts five cohorts for a series of 11 interactive training sessions specifically designed to address fundamental board skills and prepare participants to be successful nonprofit board leaders. Training is facilitated by industry experts and reflects on success indicators deemed crucial for today’s nonprofit leadership. Once training concludes, participants connect with a nonprofit organization where they complete a yearlong internship as a nonvoting member of the board. To learn more about YLC, visit

Angie Bergman represents healthcare providers and companies facing claims of fraud, patient protection violations and government investigations. Angie is an active participant in the firm’s pro bono initiatives and in 2019 she completed the firm’s first Pro Bono Fellowship placement, working for six months with Choosing Justice Initiative where she advocated for bail reform in Nashville.

Sara Vance counsels clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities regulations matters and filings.