Federal Practice Section

This section was formed in 2005 to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys whose primary practice is in the federal courts. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys.

Chair
Ford & Harrison LLP
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 2010
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)574-6707
Immediate Past Chair
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell...
100 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 200
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423)975-7655
Vice-Chair
American Civil Liberties Union of...
PO BOX 120160
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)320-7142

Who Would Trump Name to Supreme Court? Here's His Short List

Who would Donald Trump appoint to the Supreme Court if he were president? The presumptive Republican nominee for president released a list of 11 potential justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's elected to the White House. News Channel 5 says the list includes Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. 

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Franklin Man Convicted in Romney Tax Fraud Scheme

A federal jury in Nashville has found Michael Mancil Brown guilty of engaging in an extortion and wire fraud scheme involving former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns, the Humphrey on the Hill blog reports. The Franklin man was convicted of six counts of wire fraud and six counts of using facilities of interstate commerce to commit extortion for his scheme to defraud Romney, the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and others, by falsely claiming that he had gained access to the PricewaterhouseCoopers internal computer network and had stolen tax documents for Romney and his wife, Ann D. Romney. A sentencing hearing will likely be in August.

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