Bass Berry & Sims has hired eight attorneys for its Nashville office, a move it says "underscores its persistently strong performance despite the ongoing challenges facing the legal marketplace."
The new additions are:
• Sarah Bogni, who has joined the firm's litigation group. Bogni is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where she was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and a member of the Moot Court Board. She has worked as a legal clerk in the Office of General Counsel in the United States Marshals Office, and the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office in the General Civil Division.
• J. Taylor Chenery, also part of Bass' litigation group. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, where he was an editor for the Emory Law Journal and a Charles E. Watkins Scholar. Chenery worked as a litigation paralegal for Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., and served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Samuel H. Mays Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
• Health care attorney Meredith Edwards, who graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she was associate articles editor for the Mississippi Law Journal, winner of the Fall 2007 Casenote Competition and received the Outstanding Student Award in Antitrust Law and Sports Law. She interned with Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist and with the Fund for American Studies Program at Georgetown University.
• Lauren Gaffney, also a health care attorney, who graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was notes editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Gaffney worked as an operations counsel intern for HCA Inc.
• Stephen Hargraves, who joins the firm's corporate practice group. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was a staff member on Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Hargraves earned a master's in accounting and a bachelor's in business from the University of Tennessee and has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain as a CPA in assurance.
• Litigator Charles Jarboe, who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was a staff member for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and was honored with the John W. Green Scholarship for academic excellence and high ethical standards.
• Emoke Pulay, also in litigation, who graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was an associate editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review and received the Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award in Criminal Law. After graduating, she clerked for the Honorable William C. Koch Jr. on the Tennessee Supreme Court.
• Aryn Subhawong, who has joined Bass' corporate practice and holds a certificate in health law from Saint Louis University, where he served as an editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal. He has worked as a contract landsman for Jim Burgin and Associates in Fulshear, Texas, and interned at the International Legal Counsellors of Thailand in Bangkok.