Nathan Ridley, Counsel with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Nashville, leads the firm’s Tennessee government relations and lobbying practice as part of the firm’s Government Affairs Practice Group. This involves representing client interests in matters pending before the Tennessee General Assembly and executive branch agencies. Nathan handles regulatory matters for the firm’s utilities, financial services, and health care clients and also serves as Secretary for the firm’s Tennessee political fund. His undergraduate degree is from Vanderbilt, and his law degree is from the University of Tennessee.
Before joining Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Nathan spent eighteen years with the Tennessee General Assembly, serving as Senior Legislative Attorney in the Office of Legal Services before his departure. In this position, he served as Special Counsel to the Speaker of the Senate. He drafted bills, resolutions and amendments for consideration by members of the general assembly and served as counsel for a number of committees, including the House Commerce Committee and the Senate State and Local Government Committee.
Over the past twelve years, he has provided the “Legislative Update” for the Nashville Bar Association’s CLE program for state staff attorneys, as well as a similar update for the Tennessee Attorney General’s office. He is currently serving as chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s LAWPAC, and is now President-Elect of the Nashville Bar Association. He is a current member and past chair of the Tennessee Lobbyists Association. He is an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church where he is also teaching a class of fifth graders. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville (Fellow) Bar Associations, Tennessee Lobbyists Association, NAIOP, and the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services.