Shepherd D. Tate

Shepherd Tate is practice leader of Bass, Berry & Sims’ Broker-Dealer and Financial Products Litigation Group, focusing on securities litigation, arbitration, compliance and regulatory matters.  He has represented broker-dealers, financial institutions, investment advisers, commodities firms and registered representatives in a wide variety of disputes throughout the country, including trading desk disputes, raiding and employee transition cases, breach of contract actions, sales practice cases, product failure disputes, mark-up issues, and allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.  He also represents firms and associated persons in securities regulatory proceedings.

He is currently listed in Best Lawyers, and has been designated as Best Lawyers’ Memphis “Lawyer of the Year” in 2011 (Securities\Capital Markets), 2013 (Securities Regulation), 2014 (Securities Litigation), 2015 and 2019 (Arbitration).  He is recognized in Business Tennessee as one of “Tennessee’s Best 150 Lawyers” and in Mid-South Super Lawyers.  He is a fellow of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Foundations.