Waller attorney named fellow to national legal diversity group

Heather Hubbard, a partner at Nashville’s Waller law firm, has been named a 2013 fellow to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

The fellowship will allow Hubbard (pictured) to learn from some of the legal profession's top general counsels and managing partners. LCLD launched the fellows program in 2011 to foster diversity in the legal profession and to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Hubbard’s year-long fellowship includes extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership as well as in-person conferences, virtual training on the fine points of legal practice, and peer-group projects to foster collaboration and build relationships.

"This is a singular honor for Heather, but it also reflects the many backgrounds of a diverse group of attorneys at our firm," John Tishler, chairman of Waller, said in a news release. "We are proud to have Heather as a partner at Waller, as she joins a select group of experienced attorneys who are leading the way for diversity in the legal profession."

At Waller, Hubbard's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks and copyrights, and e-discovery and data management. She represents a wide range of clients across industries such as media, entertainment, manufacturing and information technology.

Hubbard is a member of the Tennessee, Nashville and American bar associations. Also, she is a member of the Media Law Resource Center's Entertainment Law Committee, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Tennessee Leadership Law, Nashville Young Leader's Council and the Society of Leaders in Development.

Hubbard earned her BA from the University of Louisville and her JD from Vanderbilt University.