Waller names executive director of health care department

Law firm taps former Jarrard exec for newly created position

Nashville law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis announced today it has named Morgan Ribeiro executive director of the firm's health care department.

In the newly created position, Ribeiro, formerly a senior executive advisor with health communications firm Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, will lead the department's strategy and client development.

"Service to the health care industry has been at Waller's core for nearly 50 years, and it is a focal point of our strategic plan," John Tishler, Waller chairman, said in a release. "The addition of the executive director position will bring us greater focus and allow us to build on our past successes. A recognized leader in the industry, Morgan will be a great asset as we expand our firm's extensive health care practice."

A graduate of Tulane University, Ribeiro was previously an account executive with rbb Public Relations in Miami and Cohn and Wolfe Healthcare in New York City.