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Posted by: Chelsea Bennett on Apr 22, 2019


For this member spotlight, the Entertainment & Sports Law Executive Council would like to introduce Jesse Harbison. Jesse is the Director of Legal Services for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville. She oversees the Arts & Business Council's Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts ("VLPA") program, which provides pro bono legal assistance to low-income artists and arts nonprofits. Through the VLPA, Harbison assists clients with a diverse range of issues, from copyright registration to non-profit incorporation. Prior to joining the Arts & Business Council, Harbison was an associate at Baker Donelson and served as Associate General Counsel for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. Harbison currently serves on the board of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. She is also the co-founder of the podcast Mirror Mirror. In her free time, she enjoys learning new skills (she is currently on an embroidery kick), and spending time with her husband, Jay, who is an associate at Neal & Harwell.