Thursday, April 11
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 237
Topic: Professional Networks
Speakers: Jim Cheek and Bob Mundheim
James H. Cheek, III is with the firm of Bass, Berry and Sims in Nashville. His national practice focuses primarily on advising clients in the areas of corporation finance, corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, private equity and securities offerings. He also has an active regulatory practice, serving as an independent consultant and monitor for companies in need of an independent review of regulatory policies and procedures. Cheek represents a number of public and private companies as well as investment banking firms in a wide variety of capital raising and merger and acquisition activities. He also acts as counsel for boards of directors and board committees on matters relating to corporate governance and corporate legal compliance. He has represented: regional and national investment banking firms in various equity and debt public offerings and merger and acquisition transactions; special committees of boards of directors of public companies in going private, internal investigation and derivative litigation matters; public companies in successful joint ventures, spin offs and other complex corporate reorganization matters, and numerous private companies in merger and acquisition and financing transactions. He also serves as the Regulatory of the New York Stock Exchange. He is an adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School where he teaches a course in current trends in mergers and acquisitions. He has been a member of the faculty of law at Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, where he taught a course on Advanced Company Law and Securities Regulation. Jim has also been chairman of the Nashville Metropolitan Airport Authority Board since 2003.