Chris Lazarini is a Member of Bass Berry & Sims’ Broker-Dealer and Financial Products Litigation Group. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a founding partner of Tate Lazarini Brady & Davis, PLC in Memphis. For more than 25 years, Chris has focused his practice on the representation of broker-dealers, financial institutions and investment advisers and their registered representatives and agents. A significant amount of Chris’ practice is devoted to representing independent contractor firms and their representatives in matters such as defending customer complaints and arbitration claims, responding to regulatory inquiries and charges and handling internal investigations and employee relations. Chris has appeared before arbitration panels and courts throughout the country, has lectured at national and local conferences at the request of clients, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Chris has been a Senior Contributing Editor of the Securities Online Litigation Alert (SOLA) since October 2014.