Butler Snow attorney Ashley J. Markham has been elected to the Nashville Children’s Alliance’s executive committee to serve as board secretary. Markham previously served as president of the organization’s Young Professionals’ board before joining the board of directors.
The Nashville Children’s Alliance, formerly the Nashville Child Advocacy Center, was founded in 1992 by a community task force seeking coordinated services and better outcomes for children when there were allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse. The nonprofit agency provides services such as front-line forensic interviews to assist in determining if abuse has occurred, weekly therapy sessions, court support, crisis services to families and support groups for non-offending parents at no cost to children in Davidson County.
Markham focuses her practice on defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country. She has experience in defending medical malpractice cases in the state of Tennessee, as well as reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements in the pharmaceutical and other health care industries, including clinical research and development agreements and commercial sourcing and procurement agreements with an emphasis on health care regulatory and compliance issues.
Markham is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar, the Nashville Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. She received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi and her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College.