Waller adds two to compliance team

Vanderbilt counsel, U.S. Attorney rejoining law firm
Nov 10, 2015 2:28 PM

Waller names new financial services group leader

Firm also adds UBS veteran as group executive director
Oct 6, 2015 7:21 AM

Bass adds health care, benefits attorneys

New hires come from Tenet, Waller
Jun 11, 2015 7:58 AM

Waller adds six

Five Nashville additions include former DOJ litigator
May 21, 2015 12:19 PM

Ex-Dollar General worker says he was fired after exposing potential fraud

Suit claims termination came after complaint about alleged $8M coupon scheme
May 6, 2015 7:11 AM

Four jump to Waller from Neal & Harwell

Quartet bolsters firm's qui tam practice
Mar 30, 2015 2:43 PM

In latest growth move, Waller adds Dickinson Wright partner

Real estate specialist also spent nearly decade at Stites
Feb 5, 2015 2:31 PM

Waverly Crenshaw nominated for federal judgeship

Waller attorney would replace retiring Haynes
Feb 5, 2015 6:45 AM

Waller recruits THM GC to lobby on Hill

Firm also brings back SpecialtyCare attorney, elects six others from local office to partnership
Jan 22, 2015 7:08 AM

Patterson's Lanquist talks departures, plans for rebound

The year 2015 hasn't been kind so far to Ed Lanquist, managing shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law, the firm that used to go by Waddey & Patterson. First, fellow founder Jack Waddey bolted for Waller and took four colleagues with him. Then, partner Phil Walker left to join Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.

Saying goodbye to six of your 21 attorneys in the space of two weeks is a punch in the gut. But Lanquist is adamant that the departures don't constitute an existential threat.

"Not at all," Lanquist said after word got out of Waller's full haul. "We obviously wish them luck. Waller's a good firm and we're disappointed they've left. But we can still act as counsel for a lot of firms that don't have an IP group."

Lanquist had been looking to grow the firm — which has been a prominent supporter of the Entrepreneur Center and Jumpstart Foundry — even before Waddey and the others walked out. (Former  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiner Tiffany Palmer came on board late last year.) That plan hasn't changed but it also hasn't been pushed into high gear. Lanquist said he wants to safeguard his firm's culture — he's looking to bring in both entry-level associates and some with three to five years of experience — and won't rush the hiring process just to fill office space.

"There's no place I'd rather be as a patent attorney than Nashville, Tennessee," he said.

Jan 20, 2015 7:14 AM