Former NBA Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs Joins Bass, Berry & Sims

Mar 17, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has announced that Timothy (Tim) J. Browne has joined as Counsel in the firm’s Nashville office. Browne spent more than 10 years at the NBA league office.
“Tim’s unique experience handling a wide range of media, technology and marketing legal matters at the highest level was very attractive to our firm and significantly bolsters our ability to provide the best, results-driven service for our clients both locally and across the country,” said Todd Rolapp, managing partner at Bass, Berry & Sims. “As the media, marketing and technology landscapes continue to evolve, we are committed to growing our outstanding roster with high-caliber attorneys such as Tim.”
At Bass, Berry & Sims, Browne’s practice will center on advising clients on their production, acquisition, protection and distribution of various forms of intellectual property. He also will offer counsel on a broad range of related legal matters, such as events and entertainment; use of social media platforms and related compliance; rules and regulations of professional sports leagues and amateur associations; joint ventures, collaborations and strategic alliances; general corporate governance; non-disclosure agreements; and sponsorship and advertising transactions.
Prior to the NBA, Browne worked as a corporate associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York.
Outside of the firm, Browne is an active member of the Sports Lawyers Association and the Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance.
Browne earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.


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