Bass Berry Explains Rationale for DC Office

The Nashville-based firm of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC recently opened an office in Washington, D.C. Explaining the decision, Brook Lathram, a member in the firm’s Memphis office, told the Memphis Daily News that the firm believes companies prefer to work with an entitity that has a presence in the nation’s capital to keep up with changes in federal regulation. In addition, according to Lathram, the firm does an extensive amount of work for clients dealing with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which is administered in Washington. “It was a carefully considered decision,” Lathram said, but “Ultimately, we decided it was a no-brainer."