Tennessee / Alabama

The Tennessee / Alabama Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) was founded in 2013 to provide local, regional, and national networking opportunities for female attorneys in the Birmingham and Nashville areas whose practices focus on representing companies and individuals in connection with the investigation and prosecution of criminal and regulatory violations at the federal and state levels.

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and has a white collar bar experienced in handling criminal and regulatory investigations in a variety of areas including civil rights, public corruption, healthcare, aerospace and defense contracting, and financial services, throughout Alabama and the broader southeast region. Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is known as the health care capital of the country and is home to more than 250 health care companies. In addition to the array of general white collar matters that arise in Nashville and the surrounding areas, Nashville's white collar bar is also highly experienced in handling matters arising within the health care sector. Located three hours apart, Birmingham and Nashville have a number of similarities in their economies and their legal markets. Since there are relatively few women practicing in the white collar space in Birmingham and in Nashville, these women decided to form a single Chapter.

This Chapter seeks to foster relationships between those women in the Birmingham and Nashville areas who are actively working on white collar matters and to promote cross referrals within the Chapter and within the WWCDA as a whole. In addition, the Chapter hosts three networking events annually, two for members within their respective cities, and one for the group as a whole.


The Tennessee / Alabama Chapter accepts Law Firm Attorney Members and Consultant Members as defined:  

Law Firm Attorney Member: Women attorney private practitioners primarily practicing in the area of White Collar Defense and Investigations, defined as those who specialize in the representation of corporations, other organizations and individuals facing government enforcement actions (criminal, civil, regulatory, and administrative), and in internal investigations, compliance and ethics matters.   

Consultant Member: Women professionals who work at consulting firms (or non-attorney professionals who work at law firms), specialize in the White Collar Defense and Investigations field, and who otherwise qualify under the WWCDA membership criteria and offer support services and referral opportunities to attorneys in the practice. 

Some WWCDA and chapter events may be limited to women attorney private practitioner (law firm attorney) members only.  

All Members must have their primary work address in the same location as our chapter. 

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Chapter Leadership

Note: Chapter leaders are listed alphabetical by last name.

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Chapter Leader
Maynard Nexsen PC
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Birmingham, AL
United States
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Chapter Social
Media Coordinator
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Lightfoot, Franklin & White
BIrmingham, AL
United States
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Chapter Leader
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Nashville, TN
United States
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Chapter Secretary
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Fisher Phillips
Nashville, TN
United States