Legal counsel in Greater Nashville Area

  1. Patrick Kelley, J.D., M.B.A.

    Title
    Director & Regulatory Counsel @ Asurion Insurance Services, Inc.
    Demographic info
    Greater Nashville Area | Insurance
    Current:
    Director & Regulatory Counsel at Asurion Insurance Services, Inc.
    Past:
    Senior Corporate Counsel at Best Buy, Corporate Counsel at Best Buy, Associate Corporate Counsel at Best Buy, Legal Assistant at Best Buy
    Education:
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Saint Thomas - School of Business, Hamline University School of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School, University of Michigan, Northwestern Michigan College, St. Francis High School
    Summary:
    I am a Director and Regulatory Attorney who adds significant value and achieves results. I am very innovative in balancing the company’s business needs and legal risks, resulting in solutions to bring new plans and services to market quickly and to close major deals. I am an expert negotiator and drafter of contracts, as well as a mentor to teams of contract managers and team members. I have valuable experience and knowledge in most areas of an in-house legal department, especially in contracts, litigation management and regulatory compliance.
    Patrick Kelley, J.D., M.B.A.
  2. Dan Foutz

    Demographic info
    Greater Nashville Area | Sports
    Current:
    Business Affairs Counsel at HarperCollins Publishers / HarperCollins Christian Publishing, President at Live On Media
    Past:
    Attorney at Thomas Nelson Publishers, Director, Business Development at PlayON! Sports, Business Development at PlayON! Sports, a division of Turner Sports, Legal Manager at Turner Sports / Atlanta Braves, President / General Manger at Everett Hawks (arenafootball2), General Manager at San Diego Riptide (arenafootball2), Director of Football & Game Operations at San Diego Riptide (arenafootball2), Legal / Player Personnel Intern at Cleveland Browns (NFL), Legal/Marketing Intern at Lammi Sports Management, Intern for General Counsel / VP of Business Operations at Milwaukee Wave, Assistant Project Manager at Performance Research, Group Ticket Sales Coordinator at Miami University Athletic Department, Sports Operations Intern at Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
    Education:
    Marquette University Law School, Miami University, Dover High School
    Dan Foutz
  3. Brett P. Rypma

    Title
    Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel), Joint Force Headquarters - Tennessee
    Demographic info
    Greater Nashville Area | Military
    Current:
    Staff Judge Advocate at Joint Force Headquarters - Tennessee
    Past:
    Deputy Section Chief, Police Reform Section, Office of Staff Judge Advocate at Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan & 230th ALT (Forward), Command Judge Advocate at Task Force Camp Able Sentry & 130th Rear Area Operations Command (Corps), Trial Counsel and Legal Assistance Counsel at 101st Airborne Division, United States Army, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Chief, Administrative Law Division & Military Magistrate at 2d Infantry Division, United States Army, Camp Red Cloud, Korea, Assistant Judge Advocate at US Army Criminal Investigation Command
    Education:
    US Army War College, Drake University Law School, Ohio University
    Summary:
    Staff Judge Advocate at Joint Force Headquarters - Tennessee. Chief military legal counsel to General Officer clientele and their staffs, both Army and Air National Guard, on corporate- and strategic-level legal matters. Manages legal affairs in six subordinate commands across the State of Tennessee providing advice and oversight on the work of Brigade and Wing Judge Advocates in those commands. Interim Brigade Judge Advocate, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Knoxville, Tennessee. Promotable to Colonel O-6.
    Brett P. Rypma
  4. Derek Crownover

    Title
    Partner, Entertainment Law Practice Group Leader at Dickinson Wright PLLC
    Demographic info
    Greater Nashville Area | Entertainment
    Current:
    Partner, Entertainment Law Practice Group Leader and Corporate Practice Member at Dickinson Wright PLLC, Owner at Crownover Firm, P. C.
    Past:
    Chief Legal Counsel at T.J. Martell Foundation, President of Board of Southern Region at T.J. Martell Foundation, Southern Region, Partner at Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C., State Coordinator, Tennessee Bar Review at West Publishing Company--West Bar Review
    Education:
    University of Tennessee College of Law, Auburn University, tullahoma high school
    Derek Crownover
  5. Kelly Frey

    Title
    Technology Lawyer and "The Film Guy"; Fellow of World Technology Network; President of Nashville Film Festival; Producer
    Demographic info
    Greater Nashville Area | Legal Services
    Current:
    Member at Frost Brown Todd
    Past:
    Member at Dickinson Wright PLLC, Partner at Baker Donelson, Attorney at Hartford Financial Services Group, V.P. Legal Affairs at eFavorites, Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Audible.com, V.P. Strategic Development and Counsel at YBP, General Counsel at Copyright Clearance Center, Attorney at Private Practice of Law, Systems Analyst/Operations Research Professional at IT Professional
    Education:
    University of Tennessee College of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
    Summary:
    I am a corporate attorney assisting in business transactions & corporate compliance. I represent companies in information technology & intellectual property transactions, including technology licensing, outsourcing, technology law, development agreements, & vendor contracts. I help with corporate governance matters & assist companies in creating sustainable, cost effective & defensible internal controls to mitigate compliance risks. I also enjoy working with entrepreneurs to create new value propositions & was certified as a New Product Development Professional. I am passionate about films and represent several indie film production and media companies. On the tech side, I am one of less than 10 attorneys in private practice to be a Fellow in the World Technology Network (selected by over 1000 internationally recognized experts and futurists who are current Fellows for innovative legal work recognized to be of "the greatest likely long-term significance"). On the compliance side, I am honored to serve as General Counsel to the Board of the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association and am on the Advisory Board for Lorman Education Service's Certificate of Accounting Compliance. I produce films & broadcast programs. I also serve as President of the Nashville Film Festival (one of the top 10 festivals in the US) and the Board of Governors of the historic Franklin Theatre (the best 300 seat music venue in the world). The content and opinions expressed here are informational only and do not constitute legal or professional advice. I disclaim any and all legal responsibility and liability for comments posted on this site. Consistent with ethical rules in certain jurisdictions, the third party opinions given in the “Skills & Expertise” section of this profile do not indicate any certification or expertise in that area and are not given quid-pro-quo.
    Kelly Frey
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