Chris Climo counsels clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities regulations matters and filings.
Chris previously served as an associate in the Compliance & Government Investigations Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims from 2017-2020. During that time, he successfully defended clients against government investigations and criminal prosecutions. Before rejoining the firm in 2021, Chris advised clients on political law matters – including PAC formation, contribution vetting, and relevant regulatory disclosures – at another major law firm in Washington, D.C.
After graduating law school, Chris served as a law clerk to Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to law school, Chris served as a management consultant to healthcare clients across the country, ranging from large academic medical centers to small community hospitals.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
CARE for AIDS — Board of Directors
Obtained a jury trial victory on six of seven counts for the former vice president of Pilot Flying J who, along with three others, was accused of seeking to defraud customers
Law Clerk to Hon. Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016-2017)
Vanderbilt Law Review — Senior En Banc Editor (2015-2016)
Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in Civil Procedure
Elliott E. Cheatham Scholar
Phi Beta Kappa