Leadership

Entertainment and Sports Law Leadership

Chair
Mary Lauren Teague
Loeb & Loeb LLP
marylauren.teague@gmail.com
35 Music Square E, Ste. 310
Nashville, TN 37203
 
Vice-Chair
Reid Waltz
SESAC
rwaltz@sesac.com
5217 Williamsburg Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027

Reid Alan Waltz currently serves as Director of Business & Legal Affairs at SESAC, the first music rights organization (“MRO”) in the United States.  He has been with the company since 2003 and has more than twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry and intellectual property including copyright and trademark.  In addition, he currently serves on the Executive...

Immediate Past Chair
Molly Shehan
Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley
mshehan@milomlaw.com
3310 West End Ave, Ste. 610
Nashville, TN 37203
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Middle TN Delegate
Jeff Allen
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
jallen@bradley.com
1600 Division St. Ste. 700
Nashville, TN 37203

Jeff Allen joined Bradley in 2008 and practices in the firm's Media and Entertainment, as well as the Intellectual Property practice groups. Jeff has handled a number of cases involving contract and complex royalty disputes in the entertainment industry. He has also handled litigation involving copyright termination, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, right of publicity, and...

Middle TN Delegate
Alandis Brassel
The Brassel Firm, PLLC
alandis.brassel@gmail.com
1004 Fatherland Street, Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37206

Alandis Brassel loves helping artists turn creative ideas into viable businesses. He comes to the Arts & Business Council from the Office of Congressman Jim Cooper, where he served as counsel and advised on intellectual property and music industry policy.

Alandis received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from Hampton University with a B.S...

Middle TN Delegate
Steven Gaches
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
steven.gaches@gmail.com
1201 Demonbreun St., 15th Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
 
Middle TN Delegate
Jenna Harris
Ritholz Levy Fields LLP
jharris@rlfllp.com
1221 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

Jenna Harris has a broad-based practice with a primary focus on intellectual property and commercial litigation, where she handles complex matters and provides strategic counseling to clients in the entertainment, technology, e-commerce, food, fashion and sports industries. Jenna also handles transactional matters related to copyright and trademark law. Jenna was named a Mid-South Rising Star...

Staff Coordinator
Chelsea Bennett
Tennessee Bar Association
cbennett@tnbar.org
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Chelsea Bennett is a Sections, Committees and CLE Coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association. She brings the association eight years of diverse work experience in the education sector. Previously, she worked as the head studio teacher and welfare agent with the child actors starring on the television show “Nashville.” Bennett received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from The Ohio State...