Bass, Berry & Sims Appoints Five Attorneys to Key Roles

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NASHVILLE, TN—Bass, Berry & Sims has appointed five attorneys across its offices in Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, and Washington, D.C. to serve in the following firm leadership roles:

Michael R. Hess (Memphis) and Shelley R. Thomas (Nashville) have been elected to the firm’s Executive Committee effective January 1, succeeding Richard F. Mattern and Lillian M. Blackshear, who completed their terms at the end of 2023.

Russell E. Stair (Knoxville) will be the new Knoxville Office Managing Partner effective March 1. Stair succeeds G. Mark Mamantov, who served in this role for more than three decades.

Jeffrey I. Davis (Washington, D.C.) now co-chairs the Pride Affinity Group effective January 1 alongside fellow co-chair David W. Smith. Davis succeeds Lauren M. Gaffney, who previously served in the role.

Russell A. Miller (Nashville) will be the new Public Finance Practice chair effective March 1. Miller succeeds G. Mark Mamantov, who served in this role previously.

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