The Tennessean: Alberto Gonzales joins Nashville law firm

October 6th, 2011

The Tennessean
October 6, 2011
By, Duane Marsteller


<b>Alberto Gonzales </b>

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the first Hispanic attorney general in U.S. history, has joined one of Nashville’s largest law firms and will play a role in mentoring younger lawyers.

Gonzales, 56, will focus on government relations, government investigations and white-collar defense for Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, the firm said Wednesday.

He also will be involved in the firm’s diversity initiatives, which include a mentoring program.

“It is a great honor for me to join Waller Lansden, a firm that I greatly admire,” Gonzales said in a statement. “Waller Lansden has a reputation for providing incisive legal representation while caring deeply for its clients. The firm’s breakthrough initiatives to encourage diversity in the workplace are admirable.”

“He’s a very prominent Hispanic attorney, and we’d love for him to help attract and recruit top-level talent to the firm,” said John Tishler, Waller Lansden’s chairman, whose firm has about 200 attorneys.

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