Brian Irving


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Brian Irving represents businesses and individuals in complex litigation and government investigations, focusing on healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and business disputes. Brian’s clients span a variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, government contracting, and financial services. Brian has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Brian’s practice includes:

  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse – Representing healthcare providers in litigation under the False Claims Act and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorneys’ Offices, HHS-OIG, and DEA.
  • Securities Litigation & Investigations – Representing corporate and individual defendants in lawsuits alleging violations of federal and state securities laws and in U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and enforcement proceedings.
  • Business Disputes – Representing corporate and individual defendants in complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, torts, shareholder litigation, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Brian is the editor of and a frequent contributor to the firm’s Inside the False Claims Act blog.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Brian served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Brian earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an Articles Editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review, and received a B.A. in philosophy from Yale University. Before law school, Brian played professional baseball with the San Francisco Giants organization.


American Health Law Association

Nashville Bar Association — Federal Courts Committee (2023)

Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division — Executive Committee (2021–2022); Board Member (2018–2022)

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum (2020 Class)