Nashville State Alum Named Associate at Powerhouse Law Firm
Ramon J. Ryan was recently named an associate at Bass, Berry & Sims. Ryan joins the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.
Ryan decided to return to college to finish his undergraduate degree with the plan of eventually attending law school.
“Being nervous about returning to school as a working adult, I wanted the flexibility to do some coursework online, along with the ability to take certain classes in person that felt out of my comfort zone,” he said.
In discussing his experience, Ryan, who earned an Associate of Science in History, said, “While I came for the flexibility, I stayed for the quality of the education. I can honestly say that I was as challenged in some of my Nashville State courses as I was at Vanderbilt Law. And some of my favorite professors from my entire educational experience are at Nashville State.”
While at Nashville State, he was being advised by MTSU regarding coursework. After graduation, the transfer to the four-year university in Murfreesboro was “fairly seamless.”
From MTSU, Ryan was accepted to Vanderbilt Law School. While at Vanderbilt, Ryan served as editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, served as the law student liaison to the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law and interned with the state of Tennessee’s Central Procurement Office. Upon graduating from Vanderbilt, Ryan was one of 16 law school graduates named to the 2021 Law Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.
In his role at Bass, Berry & Sims, Ryan will be representing clients in complex business litigation as well as advising in response to government investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings.