Butler Snow attorneys Dawn M. Campbell and Gadson William (Will) Perry have been elected to three-year terms on the Memphis Bar Association’s Board of Directors. At the annual meeting held on Thursday, Dec. 5 at The Peabody Hotel, Campbell and Perry were two of six newly elected members.
Campbell is a member of Butler Snow’s Health Law practice group, bringing more than a decade of experience as a corporate revenue specialist at one of the largest hospital systems in the southeastern U.S. She focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory, operational and transactional matters. Her areas of emphasis are federal fraud and abuse matters that involve the federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws and privacy and security concerns under HIPAA.
Campbell earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Memphis, where she was a member of the University of Memphis Law Review and graduated cum laude. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Campbell clerked for the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She currently serves as the Health Law and Policy Liaison on the American Bar Association’s Health Care Facility Operations Interest Group, where she is responsible for assisting in the development and analysis of policy positions on proposed federal health care regulations and legislation. Campbell also is the founder of the Unity in Diversity Scholarship Banquet, the largest fundraiser for diversity scholarships at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
Perry specializes in complex commercial disputes at Butler Snow, handling high-stakes and sensitive matters that involve federal and state constitutional guarantees, contracts, real and intellectual property rights, personal injury, consumer protection and data privacy. A member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Appellate and Written Advocacy practice groups, Perry has represented corporate, governmental and insurance clients in twelve different states and the territory of Puerto Rico. His experience includes bench and jury trials, arbitrations, and multi-state litigation, and he has briefed and argued cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Like Campbell, Perry is a former judicial law clerk for the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald on the Sixth Circuit. He has been named a Mid-South Rising Star in business litigation by Super Lawyers® every year since 2015 and won the Memphis Business Journal’s 2018 “Best of the Bar” Award in the “Ace Associate” category.
Perry holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wake Forest University and a law degree from the University of Tennessee, where he was a legal writing fellow, a regional champion in mock trial and moot court and Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board. A former middle school English teacher, Perry edits and contributes to the firm’s BizLitNews Blog. He also has taught legal writing as an adjunct professor at Memphis Law. Perry is a 2017 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a 2019 graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law Program and a member of the 2020 Executive Program Class of Leadership Memphis.