Frost Brown Todd recruits payments industry veteran

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Frost Brown Todd has recruited Howard Herndon to its downtown Nashville office to lead the firm’s new payments industry team. Herndon is a former partner at Waller who then spent seven years as general counsel at privately held First American Payment Systems. He was of counsel at Waller for the last three years.

“The addition of Howard to Frost Brown Todd is great news as we continue to grow our presence in Nashville. We are excited to be able to offer his extraordinary experience to companies across the nation and the globe,” says FBT Chairman John Crockett.

Herndon, who joins Frost Brown Todd as a member, received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1984 and graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University in 1981. He has represented both public and private payments companies in transactions valued at $100 million to more than $1 billion. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, he always has worked on deal structures, operations, compliance and development of technologies that utilize data mining and analytics. His practice has taken him across the country and abroad.

Frost Brown Todd’s Nashville team comprises more than 30 attorneys and has of late been regularly adding veterans in various practice groups.