Waller names quintet of partners

Attorneys all joined firm between 2005-08, previously served as associates

Nashville law firm Waller has elected Steve Connor, Jeb Gerth, Justin McNaughton, John Park and Keith Thompson as partners.

Each attorney was previously an associate at the firm.

“We are thrilled to have these five attorneys, who represent a diverse group of legal practices, join the partnership at Waller,” John Tishler, Waller chairman, said in a release. “Steve, Jeb, Justin, John and Keith have built deep relationships with our clients, and they’ve each made a name for themselves in their industries and in our community.”

Connor, top left in our photo, joined Waller in 2005 and is in the firm’s finance and restructuring group. He focuses his practice on corporate governance, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, commercial finance and health care securities.

Gerth, top center in the photo, is a labor and employment attorney who has been with Waller since 2005. He works with employers across the automotive and manufacturing, retail, utilities, wireless telecommunications, and health care industries. His practice focuses on discrimination and harassment, labor disputes, FLSA, and labor and employment class actions.

McNaughton, top right, joined Waller in 2006 and focuses his practice on intellectual property, copyrights, patents, software licensing and IT outsourcing, trade secrets and trademarks. He practices within the automotive and manufacturing, banking and financial, and health care industries.

Park, bottom left, joined Waller in 2008 and focuses on the firm’s labor and employment practice group. He serves the automotive and manufacturing, health care, real estate, retail and wireless telecommunications industries. He focuses his practice primarily on discrimination and harassment, labor disputes, labor and employment class actions, and FLSA.

Thompson has been with Waller since 2005 and works in the firm’s corporate practice, Thompson focuses on corporate governance, securities and mergers and acquisitions. He represents various health care clients, including behavioral care providers, hospitals and health systems, and outpatient health service providers. Thompson also advises companies in the automotive and manufacturing industries.