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Waller's Overview

Waller: delivering business solutions by combining world-class legal skills with a deep understanding of our clients' strategic objectives.

Waller helps businesses and individuals throughout the United States and abroad achieve financial and strategic goals in a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.

Waller's deep roster of experienced business lawyers addresses the legal needs of clients in transactional matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, commercial finance, securities, restructuring, real estate, tax and the expansion or relocation of business operations.

A trusted advisor to many of the leading companies in the highly regulated healthcare industry, Waller has earned a national reputation for creative insight and professional commitment and is recognized as one of the nation's largest healthcare law firms by Modern Healthcare.

Waller has ranked among "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" by Corporate Board Member magazine since 2000, and 75 percent of Waller partners are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Waller's commitment to service is highlighted in the following quotations from recent editions of Chambers and Partners' America's Leading Lawyers for Business:

"[We] had a very good experience with Waller and the ultimate success of this project will be in great part due to its team."

"There is nothing this distinguished outfit does not know about the healthcare industry."

"Waller stands out for the quality of services in the corporate arena. Aimed at the middle market, the team operates on a national level."

"This first class giant flexes its corporate muscle in many complex transactions. The thoroughly professional and knowledgeable team has experience of all business cycles."

  • Year this Office was Established: 1905
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 270


Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Relocation / Expansion
  • Crisis Management & Avoidance
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • E-Discovery and Data Management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Regulatory & Compliance
  • Executive Compensation
  • False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Finance & Restructuring
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Government Investigations & Crisis Management
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Commercial Finance
  • Healthcare Compliance & Operations
  • Healthcare Government Investigations
  • Healthcare Immigration
  • Healthcare Labor & Employment
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Healthcare Real Estate
  • Healthcare Securities
  • Healthcare Tax
  • Immigration
  • Industrial and Distribution Centers
  • Information Technology & Electronic Medical Records
  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Employment Class Actions
  • Labor Disputes
  • Land Use / Zoning
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Profits / Tax-Exempt Entities
  • Patents
  • Patient Privacy
  • Permitting
  • Products Liability
  • Project Development and Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Software Licensing
  • Special Investment Counsel
  • Special Matters
  • State and Local Taxes
  • Tax
  • Tax Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Wage and Hour (FLSA)
  • Wealth Management and Succession Planning
  • White Collar Defense
Representative Clients
  • Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.
  • Ally Corporate Finance
  • Axia Women's Health
  • BancorpSouth Bank
  • BlueCross/BlueShield of Tenn
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
  • CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • CIT Bank, N.A.
  • Covenant Surgical Partners, Inc.
  • Dollar General Corp.
  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • Gastro Health, LLC
  • HCA Inc.
  • Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated
  • Hildred Capital Partners, LLC
  • Indeed, Inc.
  • LifePoint Health
  • Light Wave Dental
  • Lorient Capital, LLC
  • Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, LLC
  • NAPA Management Services Corporation
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Physical Rehabilitation Network
  • Regions Bank
  • Sector Financial, Inc.
  • Servpro Industries, LLC
  • Surgery Partners, Inc.
  • Total Vision, LLC
  • United Surgical Partners International


A.J. Bahou

A.J. BahouPartner

Mark Bell

Mark BellPartner

Bob Boston

Bob BostonPartner

John Bunge

John BungePartner

Jeff Calk

Jeff CalkPartner

David Clay

David ClayPartner

Chase Cole

Chase ColePartner

Matt Cox

Matt CoxPartner

Ames Davis

Ames DavisPartner

Mac Davis

Mac DavisPartner

Jim Doran

Jim DoranPartner

Chris Dunn

Chris DunnPartner

Vinh Duong

Vinh DuongPartner

Jon Gaston

Jon GastonPartner

Jeb Gerth

Jeb GerthPartner

Rob Harris

Rob HarrisPartner

David Head

David HeadPartner

Brent Hill

Brent HillPartner

Nora Katz

Nora KatzPartner

Colin Luke

Colin LukePartner

Don Moody

Don MoodyPartner

Jesse Neil

Jesse NeilPartner

Jay Nixon

Jay NixonPartner

Kevin Page

Kevin PagePartner

John Park

John ParkPartner

Rob Pinson

Rob PinsonPartner

Nick Rew

Nick RewPartner

Blake Roth

Blake RothPartner

Don Stuart

Don StuartPartner

JD Thomas

JD ThomasPartner

Drew Warth

Drew WarthPartner

Josh Wood

Josh WoodPartner

Mike Yopp

Mike YoppPartner


Amber Arnold

Amber ArnoldAssociate

Taylor Askew

Taylor AskewAssociate

Sam Baker

Sam BakerAssociate

Julian Bibb

Julian BibbAssociate

Bethany Blair

Bethany BlairAssociate

Jason Brace

Jason BraceAssociate

Mike Brett

Mike BrettAssociate

Eric Brokaw

Eric BrokawAssociate

Matt Bryson

Matt BrysonAssociate

Joe Bucaro

Joe BucaroAssociate

Scott Buzzard

Scott BuzzardAssociate

Hollie Cheek

Hollie CheekAssociate

Trip Conrad

Trip ConradAssociate

David Creasy

David CreasyAssociate

Kean Devine

Kean DevineAssociate

Flynne Dowdy

Flynne DowdyAssociate

Emily Duncan

Emily DuncanAssociate

Kevin Elkins

Kevin ElkinsAssociate

Kimberly Faye

Kimberly FayeAssociate

Jane Feist

Jane FeistAssociate

Tyler Gilbert

Tyler GilbertAssociate

Matt Gornick

Matt GornickAssociate

Spencer Green

Spencer GreenAssociate

Aly Hamby

Aly HambyAssociate

Jim Harris

Jim HarrisAssociate

Bo Hurst

Bo HurstAssociate

Morgan Ivey

Morgan IveyAssociate

Melissa Jones

Melissa JonesAssociate

William Kent

William KentAssociate

Hannah Kim

Hannah KimAssociate

Juliana Lamar

Juliana LamarAssociate

Pirjin Laser

Pirjin LaserAssociate

Mark Lennon

Mark LennonAssociate

Kendria Lewis

Kendria LewisAssociate

Nate Lykins

Nate LykinsAssociate

Arman Moeini

Arman MoeiniAssociate

Shawndra Nash

Shawndra NashAssociate

Trey Neal

Trey NealAssociate

James Nelson

James NelsonAssociate

Joseph North

Joseph NorthAssociate

Rachel Parker

Rachel ParkerAssociate

Daniel Patten

Daniel PattenAssociate

Karolyn Perry

Karolyn PerryAssociate

Ward Pickens

Ward PickensAssociate

Joshua Porte

Joshua PorteAssociate

Alex Porter

Alex PorterAssociate

Lee Sands

Lee SandsAssociate

Kayla Sewell

Kayla SewellAssociate

Elliott Smith

Elliott SmithAssociate

Gaby Smith

Gaby SmithAssociate

Emma Stephens

Emma StephensAssociate

Daniel Walder

Daniel WalderAssociate

Nina Wall

Nina WallAssociate

Logan Wilson

Logan WilsonAssociate

Renee Wilson

Renee WilsonAssociate

Joshua Wood

Joshua T WoodAssociate

Rachel Wright

Rachel WrightAssociate

Of Counsel


Catie Lane Bailey

Catie Lane BaileyPolicy Advisor/ Attorney

Kelsey Burk

Kelsey Burkparalegal

Kimberly Clark

Kimberly ClarkStaff Attorney

Jeana Clark

Jeana G ClarkParalegal

Mack Cooper

Mack CooperSenior Policy Advisor

Connor Dugosh

Connor DugoshAssociate

Kyle Fuller

Kyle B FullerStaff Attorney

Teresa Haun

Teresa HaunParalegal

Paul Kang

Paul KangParalegal

Chris McNeill

Chris McNeillStaff Attorney

Sarah Wills

Sarah C WillsParalegal


EEOC Offers New Guidance on Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Programs
Waller, July 2021

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released long-anticipated updates to its guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.  In addition to clarifying the confidentiality requirements for vaccination information and guidelines for instituting vaccination incentive programs, the EEOC provided additional direction for employers implementing mandatory and employer-sponsored voluntary vaccination programs.  The guidance is also useful for employers who are considering how to relax mask mandates, social distancing, and related COVID-19 policies.  Here are a few areas covered by the guidance...

Executive Order Targets Hospital Consolidation Non-Competes
Waller, July 2021

President Joe Biden is issuing an executive order today that aims to increase competition in the U.S. economy. The order targets the healthcare industry by calling for: Increased scrutiny on healthcare mergers Increased competition among drug manufacturers to lower costs for patients Continued support of the price transparency rules issued by the Trump administration The FTC to ban or limit non-compete agreements for physicians Healthcare is one of four key markets for which antitrust agencies will be instructed to focus in particular...

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Chambers Recognizes 42 Waller Attorneys Spotlights Healthcare and Alcoholic Beverage Practices
Waller, March 2020

Forty-two Waller attorneys across 14 practice areas are being recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA, an annual publication that ranks law firms and lawyers through independent interviews with clients and members of the legal community at outside law firms. Chambers released the preliminary list this month while the final list including band designations will be published in mid-April. Over the past five years, the number of Waller attorneys recognized in Chambers has grown by more than 50 percent. In 2020, Waller’s alcoholic beverage practice joins healthcare as the second practice area to be recognized by Chambers on a national list...

Waller Adds Patent Attorney Hilary Dorr Lang PhD
Waller, February 2020

Hilary Dorr Lang, Ph.D., has joined the Nashville office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. A registered patent attorney with a doctorate in organic chemistry, Lang focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of chemical, biologic and pharmaceutical patents and the management of large patent portfolios in those areas. “With her extensive experience across a broad spectrum of chemical products and processes, Hilary will play a key role in expanding the suite of services provided by our patent team,” said Bob Felber, Waller’s Intellectual Property practice leader...

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