Rowan is a member of the Labor and Employment and Commercial Litigation Groups. He concentrates his practice on employment litigation, employment compliance, counseling and training, non-compete and trade secret litigation, as well as class and collective action litigation, financial institution related litigation and accounting malpractice consultation and litigation.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1982
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Eastern, Western, Middle
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2009-2017
  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee

Education & Honors

  • Emory University, J.D., 1982
  • Lipscomb University, B.S., Accounting, 1979

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, "Risk Management in the Accounting Practice," Lipscomb University College of Business, December 16, 2014.
  • Author, "Supreme Court Extends Coverage of Sox Anti-Retaliation Provisions," Tennessee Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter, April 14, 2014.
  • Presenters, "Corporate Governance," Lipscomb University College of Business, December 16, 2013.
  • Presenter, "Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel," Butler Snow Corporate Counsel Legal Update, November, 28, 2013.
  • Presenter, "Engagement Letters," Tennessee Society of CPAs Federal Tax Conference, November 20, 2013.
  • Presenter, "Malpractice: The Risk is Real," Rodeter Morr & Co. PLLC Annual Seminar, May 22, 2013.
  • Author, "The Labor and Employment Environment for the Next Four Years - Will Anything Really Happen?" Tennessee Bar Association's Labor and Employment Newsletter, February 5, 2013.
  • Tennessee Editor, Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by-State Survey, Eighth Edition, Bloomberg BNA.
  • Presenter, "Tennessee Employment Law: Trends, Recent Cases, and New Laws," M. Lee Smith Publishers Webinar, December 2012.
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