H. Rowan Leathers, III

Attorney in Nashville, TN
Rowan is a member of the Labor and Employment and Commercial Litigation Groups. He concentrates his practice on employment litigation, employment compliance, counseling and training, non-compete and trade secret litigation, as well as class and collective action litigation, financial institution related litigation and accounting malpractice consultation and litigation.

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•Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee

Presenter, Risk Management in the Accounting Practice, Lipscomb University College of Business, December 16, 2014.
Author, Supreme Court Extends Coverage of Sox Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Tennessee Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter, April 14, 2014.
Presenters, Corporate Governance, Lipscomb University College of Business, December 16, 2013.
Presenter, Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel, Butler Snow Corporate Counsel Legal Update, November, 28, 2013.
Presenter, Engagement Letters, Tennessee Society of CPAs Federal Tax Conference, November 20, 2013.
Presenter, Malpractice: The Risk is Real, Rodeter Morr & Co. PLLC Annual Seminar, May 22, 2013.
Author, The Labor and Employment Environment for the Next Four Years - Will Anything Really Happen? Tennessee Bar Association's Labor and Employment Newsletter, February 5, 2013.
•Tennessee Editor, Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by-State Survey, Eighth Edition, Bloomberg BNA.
Presenter, Tennessee Employment Law: Trends, Recent Cases, and New Laws, M. Lee Smith Publishers Webinar, December 2012.
Presenter, Expert Roundtable Panelist-Legal Forum, Tennessee Society of Association Executives, November 27, 2012.
Presenter, Avoiding Malpractice: A Primer, Tennessee Society of CPAs, Federal Tax Institute, November 15, 2012
Presenter, TBA Court Square Series, Labor & Employment Law Update, September 20, 2012.
•State Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Acts: Should Accountants Be Held Liable?, DRI, Riding the E & O Line, Vol. 4, Issue 2, The Newsletter of the Professional Liability Section, Spring 2012.
•Chapter Monitor, Employment Discrimination Law, Fourth Edition, 2010 Cumulative Supplement & 2011 Cumulative Supplement, ABA and BNA Books.
•Court of Appeals Weighs In on Refusal to Participate in Illegal Activities, Tennessee Employment Law Letter, February 2010.
Presenter, Employment Law Risk Management, 2010 Nashville HR/Finance Conference, November 2010.
Presenter, Auditor Liability, Lipscomb University Business School, December 17, 2009.
Presenter, An Accounting Malpractice Primer, Federal Bureau of Investigation, September 14, 2009.
Presenter, Employment Law From A to Z in Tennessee, Lorman Educational Seminars, September 12, 2007.

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Areas of Law

  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Financial Services Litigation


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Admitted in 1982, Tennessee
U.S. District Courts, Tennessee: Western, Eastern and Middle Districts
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

Emory University
Class of 1982

University Attended

Lipscomb University
Class of 1979

Birth Information

Born in 1957
Nashville, Tennessee, 1957

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•American Bar Association
•Labor and Employment Law Section
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
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(615) 651-6718


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H. Rowan Leathers, III
The Pinnacle at Symphony Place 150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1600,
Nashville, TN 37201


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