Corporate Counsel Section

The Corporate Counsel Section is a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing as in-house counsel. This section was formed by the TBA in recognition of the need for a venue for corporate counsel to share views and develop relationships with colleagues.

CBL & Associates Properties,...
2030 Hamilton Place Blvd., Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37421-6000
Immediate Past Chair
SouthEast Bank/EdSouth Services
12700 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Message and Survey from the Chair

Welcome to the start of the TBA Corporate Counsel Section calendar year. I am Brad Hendrix, the incoming Corporate Counsel Section chairman, and this year, our Executive Council wants to make your Section membership even more beneficial to your practice. 
As you know, each year our Section presents the always-great spring Corporate Counsel Forum. The primary drawbacks to the Forum, however, are that it takes place in Nashville (which is great if you’re in Nashville, not so great if you’re located in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Jackson, Johnson City, Bristol, etc.) and that it only occurs once a year. This year, we want to take the show on the road, and not only provide you with great resources for your corporate counsel practice but also put you in contact with your peers in our practice area.
As you would expect, our Section membership roster is diverse, consisting of both in-state and out-of-state members, along with members practicing in-house, in-government, and in private practice. In addition, our in-state membership is spread far and wide – from Memphis, all the way Bristol, and everywhere in between. To bring the Section closer to you and to interact on a more regular basis, we want to assign each member into regions so that we can plan events (either CLEs and/or social gatherings). Initially, the regions will be centered around our major metropolitan areas: Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. We will also want to have an out-of-state region, possibly for some on-line offerings. If interest is sufficient, we can also create regions in other cities around the state as well.
In order to get this project off the ground, we need your input and support. We have created a SurveyMonkey for you to fill out. You can click on this link, and it will take you to the survey. 
The survey asks for your preferred contact information, your preferred region, your interest in attending such an event and, if so, your interest in helping organize (or hosting) an event in your region. It should only take a couple of minutes to complete, but we would really appreciate your input and involvement.
Of course, if you have any feedback, suggestions (or if you want to go ahead and volunteer to help out), please let myself, TBA Sections and Committees Coordinator Wil Hammond, or any of the Executive Council know. You can email me at
Thank you for membership in the TBA Corporate Counsel Section, and we’re looking forward to a great year.
Brad Hendrix

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Global & Tennessee Specific Trade & Investment Perspectives & Policies for 2018 & Beyond

The International Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association is sponsoring a free seminar “Global & Tennessee Specific Trade & Investment Perspectives & Policies for 2018 & Beyond” to be held on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Nashville School of Law, Appellate Courtroom, 4013 Armory Oaks Drive, Nashville, Tenn. 
The speakers on the panel include:
  • Terry Olsen, Chair of the TBA International Law Section, as Moderator
  • Clay Banks, Regional Director of Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
  • James Forde, Prosperity and Economics Officer of British Consulate General, Atlanta
  • Ms. Joanne Chu, Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (New York)
  • Mr. Michael Kwan, Deputy Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (New York)
The seminar will provide an overview of the global & U.S. trade & investment landscape as it concerns Tennessee for 2018 & beyond, and both policy & legal views of the ever-changing global standard of Tennessee in the international investment environment.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to have direct interactive discussions with the speakers at the end of the seminar.
The panel discussion will last from 6pm thru 7pm, and then followed with a FAQ session for attendees, along with a light reception of beverage & desserts. 
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