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.

Immediate Past Chair
CBL & Associates Properties,...
2030 Hamilton Place Blvd., Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37421-6000
(423)553-8748
Vice-Chair
Ingram Content Group
14 Ingram Blvd., Mail Stop 529
LaVergne, TN 37086

Health Law Section Executive Council Accepting Nominations for Student Representatives

The TBA Health Law Executive Council is accepting nominations for law school students who are interested in the practice of health law and becoming involved with the section. Students will join the executive council in its monthly meetings, assist in development of programming and section newsletters, among other initiatives. One law school student representative will be selected from each Grand Division, with spots currently open for east and middle Tennessee. Please submit any nominations to TBA Health Law Section Coordinator Jarod Word.

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Ballad Health Filed More Than 6,700 Lawsuits Regarding Medical Debt Last Year

Tennessee-based hospital conglomerate Ballad Health filed more than 6,700 lawsuits against patients last year highlighting concerns over skyrocketing medical debt, The New York Times reports. The company, which oversees more than 20 hospitals in Virginia and Tennessee, has filed over 44,000 lawsuits since 2009, with the number of suits typically increasing on an annual basis. Executive Vice President for System Innovation and Chief Population Health Officer Anthony Keck said the company is only pursuing patients who have the means to pay but choose not to; however, detractors contend healthcare companies are targeting people who appear they can pay, but cannot afford the higher deductibles stipulated by insurance companies.

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