Corporate Counsel Leadership

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Norma Shirk
Corporate Compliance Risk Advisor, LLC
P O Box 295
Hermitage, TN 37076

Ms. Shirk worked as an attorney for the federal government, Tennessee state government, and in the corporate legal departments for several insurance companies and agencies. In 2011, she transitioned from giving legal advice to consulting on human resources issues through her company, Corporate Compliance Risk Advisor, LLC. She helps small business owners navigate compliance risks related to

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John Billings
Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.
7621 Nubbin Ridge Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
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Brad Hendrix
CBL & Associates Management, Inc.
CBL Center, Suite 500, 2030 Hamilton Place Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
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John Henry
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Avenue Suite 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Bill Seale
Bush Brothers & Company
1016 E. Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909-2683

Bill Seale received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering with High Honors from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from the University of Tennessee.

After graduating from Law School, Bill served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps from 1977 to 1981 and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1979 to 1981.

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Sarah Akin
Change Healthcare
3055 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Sarah Henry Akin is Assistant General Counsel in the Nashville office of Ogletree Deakins.  Shehas spent her career litigating employment and civil rights matters in state and federal courts, as well as handling investigations and hearings before federal and state administrative agencies.  Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Henry Akin served as counsel to a global

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Denise Jones
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
3322 West End Avenue Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37203

Denise Jones isAssistant Vice President and Legal Counsel for Sarah Cannon. Denise joined Sarah Cannon in 2008 and currently serves as assistant vice president, legal counsel.  Denise is lead counsel for SCRI Development Innovations and oversees the daily operations of the legal department.   

Denise has been practicing law for over 17 years.  Prior

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Clifton Miller
Henry, McCord, Bean, Miller, Gabriel & LaBar, PLLC
PO Box 538
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Clifton Miller practice in commercial and business litigation, federal and state trial Practice, b

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Mike Shapland
Nissan North America, Inc.
1 Nissan Way
Franklin, TN 37067
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Rita Turner
Office of General Counsel, Vanderbilt Univ
305 Kirkland Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
Wayne Hood
SouthEast Bank/EdSouth Services
12700 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934

T. Wayne Hood serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at ORNL Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, TN.

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Andy Jones
Burch, Porter & Johnston, PLLC
130 North Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-2288