- Alternative dispute resolution
- Antitrust and trade practices
- Business disputes
- Compliance and government investigations including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and monitorships
- Government advocacy and public policy
- Government contracts
- Financial services including banks, financial institutions, broker-dealer, financial products, restructuring, bankruptcy, and consumer financial services
- Healthcare disputes including healthcare liability, managed care disputes and medical staff disputes
- Healthcare fraud and abuse
- Intellectual property and technology including patents; trademarks; data security, privacy and cyberliability; e-discovery, data counseling and trial technology
- Products liability and torts
- Real estate and construction litigation
- Regulatory and administrative proceedings
- Securities and shareholder litigation
- Trusts and estates
- Utilities, including telecommunications, energy and water law
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Chambers USA has ranked Bass, Berry & Sims as one of the top litigation law firms in Tennessee for the past 20 years (2003-2022). In its 2022 edition, Chambers recognizes the firm as a "Top-notch firm with an outstanding reputation for its wide-ranging civil litigation expertise. Well equipped to handle disputes in highly regulated industries, with notable strengths in financial services and healthcare cases. Demonstrates wider strengths in corporate disputes, including securities class and derivative actions, IP claims and privacy disputes. Also active in bankruptcy-related litigation" and in 2021 quoted sources as saying "The advice is always timely and just what we need to achieve our goals." (from Chambers USA 2021) In earlier Chambers editions, clients said "I am very impressed with the team. They are very thorough, legally astute, very cordial, professional, good writers and good strategists. They are excellent." and "They are very reputable and hard-working."(from Chambers USA 2019); "They are very responsive, communicative, analytical and very strategically-minded." (from Chambers USA 2018) and "The lawyers at Bass, Berry & Sims are excellent to work with, sharp, prepared and client-focused." (from Chambers USA 2017) Our team of more than 90 litigators is ready to serve our clients' best interests and has a long track record of not only winning, but also understanding clients' business objectives. We approach disputes by addressing not only the matter at hand, but also by analyzing litigation trends facing the client and suggesting creative solutions to minimize risk over the long term. Our focus is to serve each of our clients' best interests as efficiently and effectively as possible. We establish a course of action, propose alternative fee arrangements and evaluate early settlement possibilities or opportunities for an early dismissal to avoid expense and protracted litigation. That said, we are prepared to serve as resolution negotiator or staunch advocate; whichever is necessary. We utilize the latest advances in technology to improve communication, discovery and trial preparation, all leading to sound victories. Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group is built on great reputations in corporate and securities, government investigations, healthcare, financial services and commercial litigation. From that foundation, we are especially focused on significant and growing areas of litigation that affect our clients, and align with our unique strengths. In the past year, our litigators received individual recognition by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, Benchmark Litigation named Bass, Berry & Sims the "Tennessee Law Firm of the Year" for Litigation in 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2012. The Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group addresses all of the following types of disputes, among others:
We obtained a jury verdict for Guaranty Home Mortgage Corporation (GHMC), a market leader in mortgage lending currently licensed in...
We represented a global hotel chain in a lawsuit in Ohio to recover under a defaulted loan and guaranty. The...
Jessie Zeigler led the litigation team in prosecuting the gas pipeline’s claims related to a line strike that occurred at...
We represented Wisconsin-based RDN Heritage, LLC (RDN) in a contract dispute with the Johnny Cash Museum involving a financial agreement....
Bass, Berry & Sims represents Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer, in numerous cases in courts across Tennessee, Kentucky, and...
Bass, Berry & Sims, led by attorney Jessie Zeigler, represents Security Signals, Inc. (SSI), a woman-owned government contractor that historically...
In 2016, a forest fire destroyed several thousands of acres of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee....
We represented AmSurg Holdings, Inc. in a dispute with a group of physicians seeking to invalidate a non-compete provision that...
We serve as lead counsel for the company and 23 individual defendants in a putative class action alleging violations of...
We served as lead counsel for Morgan Keegan and related entities in Federal securities, ERISA and derivative multi-district litigation related...