Leigh Walton


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With more than 40 years of practice, Leigh Walton has advised a wide variety of public companies in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and securities offerings.

She led the regulatory team for the nation’s leading healthcare provider through the largest domestic leveraged buyout in history at the time. More recently she led the legal team in the spinoff of a public hospital company from a public healthcare provider.

Leigh has helped develop the national corporate governance practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. She is known for her ability to blend mergers and acquisitions, securities and regulatory law in furnishing practical advice to companies in a broad range of industries.

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American Bar Association — Corporate Laws Committee (1997-2003; 2016-present; Co-Chair Corporate Directors Guidebook Task Force, 2017-present); Mergers & Acquisitions Committee (1986-present; Chair, 2009-2012); Women in Mergers & Acquisitions Task Force, Co-Chair (2015-2016)

American College of Governance Counsel (2019-present)

American Health Law Association (AHLA) (1992-present)

Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations

Nashville Health Care Council — Board of Directors (2008-2010)

Metropolitan Nashville Convention Center Authority (2016-2020)

Belcourt Theatre — Board of Directors (2016-present)

YWCA Nashville Fulcrum Society (2015-present); YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee – Academy of Women of Achievement (2015)