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.

Chair
Corporate Compliance Risk Advisor...
P O Box 295
Hermitage, TN 37076
(615)479-1832
Immediate Past Chair
Bush Brothers & Company
1016 E. Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909-2683
(865)450-4138

2015 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Gala Set for March 7

The TBA Access to Justice Committee, in partnership with the TBA Corporate Counsel Section and the Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, will host the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala March 7 at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. Law firms, corporations and individuals are invited to support the event by becoming sponsors or purchasing tickets. Presentation of the 2015 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCPBI) awards – which recognize the Tennessee law firm and corporate legal department that best exemplify a commitment to access to justice – also will take place at the event. Nominations for the awards are being accepted through Nov. 14. CCPBI engages corporate counsel and in-house lawyers in pro bono work. Since the inception of the program, more than $425,000 has been raised and distributed to organizations across the state that connect corporate lawyers to local pro bono projects.

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Top TVA Lawyer to Step Down in December

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) General Counsel Ralph Rodgers will retire at the end of the year, the Times Free Press reports. Rogers, 60, joined TVA in 1979 and rose to the top legal job as executive vice president and secretary to the TVA board. He is the highest paid attorney in TVA history with a compensation package worth $1.9 million last year, according to the paper. The compensation structure, which is set by Congress, has come under fire in recent years. Former Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe once said, “An equally or more competent attorney could be employed for far less and save ratepayers money.”

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