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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: 200


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
  • BancorpSouth, Inc.
  • Bank of New York
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
  • BTG International Inc.
  • Clarcore Inc.
  • DaVita Inc.
  • Dell Computer Corporation
  • Dollar General Corporation
  • First American Payment Systems
  • Gaylord Entertainment Company
  • HCA Inc.
  • Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated
  • LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
  • Logan's Roadhouse, Inc.Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Meredith Corp.
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Piramal Healthcare Limited
  • Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.
  • Radio Systems Corporation
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • Symbion, Inc.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • The Tennessee Titans
  • Thoma Cressey Bravo Equity Partners
  • United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Willis North America, Inc.


A.J. Bahou

A.J. BahouPartner

Chase Cole

Chase ColePartner

Ames Davis

Ames DavisPartner

Vinh Duong

Vinh DuongPartner

David Garcia

David GarciaAssociate

David Head

David HeadPartner

Colin Luke

Colin LukePartner

Bob Morris

Bob MorrisPartner

James Nixon III

James H. Nixon IIIBoard of Directors

Kevin Page

Kevin PagePartner

John Park

John ParkPartner

Katie Stenberg

Katie G. StenbergBoard of Directors

Drew Warth

Drew WarthPartner


John Arnold

John ArnoldAssociate

Taylor Askew

Taylor AskewAssociate

Joshua Barza

Joshua BarzaAssociate

Wells Beckett

Wells BeckettAssociate

Mark Bell

Mark M. BellAssociate

Julian Bibb

Julian L BibbAssociate

Bethany Blair

Bethany BlairAssociate

Robert Boon

Robert BoonAssociate

Sarah Bothma

Sarah BothmaAssociate

Jason Brace

Jason BraceAssociate

Mike Brett

Mike BrettAssociate

John Bunge

John M BungeAssociate

Trip Conrad

Trip ConradAssociate

Kevin Elkins

Kevin ElkinsAssociate

Jane Feist

Jane FeistAssociate

Matt Gornick

Matt GornickAssociate

Spencer Green

Spencer GreenAssociate

Erin Hughes

Erin HughesAssociate

Morgan Ivey

Morgan L IveyAssociate

Seema Kanwar

Seema KanwarAssociate

Nora Katz

Nora KatzAssociate

Tyler Layne

Tyler LayneAssociate

David Marks

David MarksAssociate

Daniel Patten

Daniel PattenAssociate

Karolyn Perri

Karolyn PerriAssociate

Joshua Porte

Joshua PorteAssociate

Alex Porter

Alex PorterAssociate

Stephen Quinn

Stephen QuinnAssociate

Keith Randall

Keith RandallAssociate

Eric Scalzo

Eric ScalzoAssociate

Elliott Smith

Elliott SmithAssociate

Chad Talbot

Chad TalbotAssociate

Nina Wall

Nina WallAssociate

Lanta Wang

Lanta WangAssociate

Joseph Watson

Joseph WatsonAssociate

Logan Wilson

Logan WilsonAssociate

Joshua Wood

Joshua T WoodAssociate

Rachel Wright

Rachel WrightAssociate

Lin Ye

Lin YeAssociate

Of Counsel


Catie Lane Bailey

Catie Lane BaileyPolicy Advisor/ Attorney

Kelsey Burk

Kelsey Burkparalegal

Kimberly Clark

Kimberly ClarkStaff Attorney

Jeana Clark

Jeana G ClarkParalegal

Seth Cohen

Seth CohenStaff Attorney

Mack Cooper

Mack CooperSenior Policy Advisor

Connor Dugosh

Connor DugoshAssociate

Kyle Fuller

Kyle B FullerStaff Attorney

Jim Harris

Jim HarrisAssociate

Teresa Haun

Teresa HaunParalegal

Paul Kang

Paul KangParalegal

William Kent

William KentAssociate

Chris McNeill

Chris McNeillStaff Attorney

Trey Neal

Trey NealAssociate

Ann Rich

Ann K RichParalegal

Vicki Schmidt

Vicki SchmidtParalegal

Dana Smith

Dana SmithParalegal

Sharon Stocks

Sharon StocksParalegal

Sarah Wills

Sarah C WillsParalegal


Hold My Beer Browns get Doused with Lawsuit in Mistaken Identity Case
Waller, November 2019

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, the Cleveland Browns hosted the Tennessee Titans for the first game of their 2019 season. The game did not go well for the Browns that day. They lost badly to the Titans - 43 to 13. During the fourth quarter, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw an interception that was run back for a “pick six” by Titans player Malcolm Butler. Butler jumped into the stands to celebrate, and Titans cornerback Logan Ryan joined him. As cameras rolled, an apparently disgruntled Browns’ fan (a bearded man wearing sunglasses, a Browns jersey and a hat) doused Ryan with beer. Ryan was not pleased...

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Overview 2018
Waller, July 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Annual Report. The 2018 Report highlighted key enforcement areas and policy considerations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 established a national Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (the Program) under the direction of the Attorney General and the Secretary of HHS. Acting through the Inspector General, the Program was designed to coordinate federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts to combat health care fraud and abuse...

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Veteran Healthcare Attorney Nathan Kottkamp Joins Waller
Waller, November 2019

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has announced Nathan Kottkamp has joined the firm’s nationally recognized healthcare department as a partner. With nearly two decades of health law experience, Kottkamp assists healthcare providers with federal and state healthcare compliance and day-to-day operational issues. Kottkamp earned the CIPP/US designation as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and clients rely on his experience with HIPAA and other data privacy and security matters. He has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Cyber Law in Virginia by Legal 500 U.S...

52 Waller Attorneys Recognized on Annual Super Lawyers list
Waller, November 2019

Nashville, TN ­– Fifty-two attorneys from Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP have been selected by their peers and researchers for recognition in Super Lawyers® in 2019. Attorneys representing Waller's offices in Austin, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville were among those honored. “We are honored to receive this recognition from our colleagues and peers because it underscores our commitment to client service,” said Waller chair Matt Burnstein. Most of the attorneys were recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers®, which covers Tennessee and Alabama and is typically released in early November. The Texas Super Lawyers® list was released in September...

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