Clinton Samuel Sprinkle and Jennie J. Verner have joined Butler Snow’s regulatory and government group. Sprinkle will serve as a government relations advisor in the firm’s Nashville, Tenn. office, and Verner will serve as a government relations advisor (non-attorney) in the firm’s Memphis, Tenn. office.
“We are excited to welcome Clinton and Jennie to Butler Snow,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Each brings a wealth of regulatory experience that will be valuable to our team and to our clients.”
Sprinkle has served in various roles within the state government, including assistant general counsel and legislative liaison for the Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, legislative liaison for the Department of Finance and Administration and legislative liaison for former Gov. Bill Haslam. Most recently, he served as government affairs director for Greater Nashville REALTORS. Sprinkle earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Prior to joining Butler Snow, Verner served as the senior director of government relations for the University of Memphis where she built and maintained relationships with policymakers, studied policy initiatives and advocated for the university with state, local and federal officials. She has also served as director of government affairs for the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education for several years prior to her work at the University of Memphis.
Butler Snow’s government relations practice assists and advises companies on strategic government relations activities. By operating directly in the legislative arena, the group expertly navigates the complex legislative and regulatory environment and assists clients in achieving goals, overcoming obstacles and educating policymakers at the local, state and federal level for a variety of matters. Along with providing specialized expertise to clients, attorneys and advisors have represented clients before state agencies and regulatory bodies.