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  • Education
    • J.D., with Distinction, Stanford Law School, 2015
    • B.A., With Honors, magna cum laude, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2010
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2021
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2021
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2021
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2019
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2019
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2019
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2016
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2016

Trey is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation department dedicated to developing strategies to achieve clients’ objectives. He has extensive experience in every facet of litigation, including jury trials, arbitrations, injunctions, motion practice and mediations, and has successfully represented a variety of clients from across the globe and here in Music City – from Fortune 500 companies and executives to artists, producers, and entertainers. His experience handling a variety of complex, securities and business/M&A litigation disputes, as well as entertainment and sports law litigation and contracts gives him the tools to provide effective and innovative legal solutions to achieve clients’ desired outcomes and goals, and clients value his ability to advocate and deliver for them throughout the entire litigation process. Trey had the honor of serving as a law clerk for Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 2016-2017, and prior to practicing law, he was an English Teacher in Chiba, Japan.

He has experience in:

  • Securities and M&A litigation
  • Breach of contract, shareholder/LLC member disputes, fraud, unfair competition and other business torts
  • Internal Investigations involving the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, and TDCI
  • Entertainment and sports litigation
  • Trade secrets, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including numerous mediations and arbitration
     
  • In the defense of a Fortune 500 auto industry executive, conducted an extensive internal investigation to develop facts and negotiate with the Securities Exchange Commission to preempt enforcement actions, obtaining favorable settlement terms and resulting in significant cost savings to client.
  • Successfully defended investment fund executive in suit alleging multi-million-dollar damages arising from alleged securities fraud and fraudulent transfers to obtain early dismissal of claims against client, resulting in significant cost savings.
  • In the defense of a leading, Asia-based international financial institution, conducted an extensive, internal investigation to develop facts, advise the company’s board of directors, and implement systems and controls to prevent violations of federal and state securities regulations, preempting more significant federal and state enforcement actions and resulting in significant cost savings to the company and its shareholders.
  • In the defense of a Fortune 500 media company, conducted an extensive, time-sensitive internal investigation to develop facts, crisis manage, advise the company’s board of directors, and implement systems and controls to prevent further misconduct, as well as preempt potential lawsuits, resulting in significant cost savings to the company and its shareholders.
  • In the defense of a leading, Asia-based international financial institution, conducted an extensive, internal investigation of alleged “spoofing,” and advised the company’s compliance department on necessary systems and controls to prevent violations of federal securities, preempting more significant enforcement actions by the CFTC and resulting in significant cost savings to the company and its shareholders.
  • In the defense of a world renown charitable organization, undertook extensive internal investigation to develop facts, liaison with federal prosecutors and secure guilty plea of the organization’s former managing director who embezzled and defrauded the organization.
  • In defense of a Fortune 500 auto industry executive, defended a shareholder derivative suit concerning allegations of federal securities fraud, and other state securities fraud claims. 
  • Part of the litigation team that successfully obtained resolution of a DOJ investigation into the merger of college sports two largest media companies. 
  • Part of the litigation team that successfully supported the merger of major telecommunications companies, resulting in an entity that serviced 254 million customers in 41 states. 
  • Successfully litigated suit for breach of contract, fraud and conversion in a matter concerning misconduct by a corporation’s former managing director, resulting in favorable settlement involving monetary and non-monetary relief.
  • Successful arbitration of a breach of contract suit, including successful defense of counterclaims for a transportation company.
  • Successfully litigated suit for breach of contract concerning a record deal for an internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum music artist, resulting in favorable settlement involving multi-million dollar monetary and non-monetary relief.
  • Successfully defended suit for trademark infringement for an internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum music group, resulting in favorable settlement and continued, unabated use of the marks subject to the dispute.
  • Secured defense verdict in a federal jury trial concerning violations of the Federal Wiretap Act.
  • Secured favorable permanent injunctions against individuals threatening the safety and security of an internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum mega artist.
  • Secured favorable resolutions in multiple matters for a Fortune 500 technology company in disputes concerning alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-compete agreements and breach of non-solicitation agreements, among other claims.
  • Secured guilty verdict in a state, criminal jury trial concerning allegations of domestic violence.
  • Successfully obtained asylum for a Rwandan genocide survivor.