Butler Snow Adds Two ...

Butler Snow Adds Two to Government Relations Team

October 26, 2022 | by Butler Snow

Butler Snow LLP is pleased to announce that Allyson E. Lynch and Michael Zimmerman have joined the firm as Government Relations Advisors within the Regulatory & Government Relations practice group and Nashville, Tennessee office.

“Allyson and Michael’s diverse professional backgrounds add great depth to our Regulatory & Government Relations practice group,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “Their knowledge and perspectives will be of great value to our clients, and we are thrilled to welcome them both.”

Before joining Butler Snow, Lynch was a judicial clerk for three Tennessee Supreme Court justices, including most recently the Honorable Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins. In her roles, she researched complex legal issues in both civil and criminal matters to draft majority and separate opinions, judgment orders and more. Lynch earned her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Belmont University College of Law.

Zimmerman brings over two decades of public policy and political and legislative experience. After earning his undergraduate degree from California State University, Sacramento, Zimmerman served as a campaign manager, advisor, consultant, chief of staff and more for several high-profile campaigns and caucuses. Most recently, he served as Chief Advisor to the Honorable William Lamberth, the Majority Leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Butler Snow’s Regulatory & Government Relations group practices across a variety of industries and practice areas, assisting and advising clients on strategic government relations activities and regulatory matters. The group advocates for and counsels public and private clients on complex legislative and regulatory matters including typical business issues, insurance regulatory matters, utility, energy and environmental issues, economic development, telecommunications and broadband and much more. Along with providing specialized expertise to clients, attorneys and advisors have represented clients before state agencies and regulatory bodies.