Bass Berry & Sims has hired a former HealthStream marketer to be its new director of marketing and communications. Tracy Roberts comes to downtown-based Bass after spending almost eight years at HealthStream. In her new role, she will be primarily responsible for reputation management, public relations and positioning strategies. Read more about Roberts here.
Bass Berry & Sims has added another attorney to its Washington, D.C., office's international trade group. Cheryl Palmeri comes to the firm from Sheppard Mullin, where she worked with with Thad McBride, who recently moved to Bass to lead its new international trade team.
“I am thrilled to get to continue working with Cheryl,” said McBride. “Not only does she have the great substantive expertise that clients need, but she is also committed to helping clients find effective, practical solutions to their international trade compliance problems.”
Palmeri focuses on international trade compliance and has represented clients before the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security and the Department of Justice, among other government bodies.
Bass Berry & Sims has taking another growth step with its office in Washington, D.C., which it set up in late 2011. On Wednesday, firm officials said they've established a practice group focused on the issues around contracting with government agencies. The 11 attorneys in the group include Nashville-based Wally Dietz, John Eason and former federal prosecutor Lisa Rivera.
"Our attorneys apply extensive public sector experience to help firm clients understand, prevent and mitigate the risks associated with government procurement, and to fight back when those risks become reality," said John Kelly, managing partner of Bass' D.C. office.
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