About Latitude

Great companies and law firms with sophisticated needs want to work with outstanding attorneys – and vice-versa.

For law firms and companies, we provide experienced attorneys – the kind the client would be happy to have on their permanent team. Our specialty: engagement roles. Increasing attorney capacity, reducing cost – without sacrificing quality. All turn-key. How is this possible?

Outstanding attorneys want great clients with sophisticated work – and the attractive compensation, employee benefits and professional culture to match. We provide all that. Plus, we custom-tailor roles to our attorney’s preferences. How tailored? For attorneys with in-demand experience, you’d be amazed.

So how do we pay our attorneys law firm market compensation and benefits while providing our company and law firm clients with rates that are generally 30% to 60% less than law firm market rates? Very low overhead.

A win for companies, law firms and our attorneys. Try us out and become another happy client or happy attorney – or both.

Corporate Team

Ross Booher
Chief Executive Officer
D: 615-550-3070
rbooher@latitudelegal.com
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Ross Booher Bio
Ross Booher co-founded and is CEO of Latitude. He previously served as an equity partner of an NLJ 250 law firm.

In his more than 15 years of experience as an attorney, Ross represented publicly-traded and large private corporate clients in complex litigation, investigations, compliance matters, and transactions, as well as start-up companies, individuals and non-profit organizations. He tried numerous bench and jury trials and served as lead counsel in criminal and internal investigations in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Ross’ s professional and civic roles have included serving as chairman of the Business Crimes and Compliance Practice Group of Lex Mundi, and as chairman of the board of KIPP Academy Nashville, a public charter school for at risk children.

Ross was named in The Nashville Post 2016 In Charge List of the “best-of-the-best” business, political and civic leaders. He was also selected for the 2010 Nashville Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Business Leaders. Ross received the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2007-2008 Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award for the successful representation of a naval officer in a high-profile civil rights and whistleblower matter which resulted in investigations by the Inspectors General of both the U.S. Justice and Defense Departments, and investigations by U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa and the CBS News program “60 Minutes.”

Before entering private practice, Ross served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer (JAG) throughout the Pacific, the Middle East and in Europe. Ross received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He and his wife Anna have three children.

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Candice Reed
Senior Vice President
D: 615-550-3077
creed@latitudelegal.com
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Candice Reed Bio
Prior to her current business development, attorney recruiting and strategic planning role at Latitude, Candice served as Chief Ethics Officer & in-house counsel at multi-billion dollar financial services companies, an executive in a national legal services company, a litigation attorney at a leading regional law firm, and as the founder of a legal consulting firm. She has served in leadership roles in a number of civic and professional organizations, including as president of the Nashville-chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women.  Candice is a frequent speaker on attorney career development, law firm & legal department organizational improvement, attorney retention, and ethics & compliance.

Candice began her legal career at the law firm of Miller & Martin PLLC, where she practiced business litigation and commercial bankruptcy law. She later accepted a position as Executive Director with a national legal services placement firm, directing the operations of the company’s headquarters office, and then also took on the role of Vice President for Recruitment and Placement, managing all corporate employees across five offices nationwide. Following this, Candice served as Vice President & Corporate Counsel, and ultimately as the Chief Ethics Officer, for Ceridian Corporation (a $5B+ mkt cap global financial services company), and its sister company, Comdata (a $3B+ mkt cap global payment processing company), where she oversaw operational ethics compliance worldwide, created and led ethics training programs for employees, and managed internal investigations.

Candice has extensive experience as a consultant, trainer, and coach for lawyers and their organizations on workplace engagement, professional development, and career satisfaction and transition. In 2011, she founded Candice Reed Consulting, which offers individual coaching, workshops, associate training programs, and recruiting and placement services. She is a frequent CLE speaker and has presented numerous seminars and workshops.

Candice received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law and obtained a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Attorney Wellbeing Committee and writes a wellness column for the Lawyers’ Association for Women’s monthly newsletter, LAW Matters. She also recently served on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Nashville and is passionate about the organization’s mission to help abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes. She and her husband Sean have one daughter and reside in Nashville.

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Lucian Pera
Ethics Counsel
D: 901-524-5278
lucian.pera@arlaw.com
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Lucian Pera Bio
As Latitude’s outside ethics counsel, Lucian advises Latitude on professional responsibility and ethics issues associated with conducting business with lawyers, law firms and corporate legal departments. He practices law as a partner at Adams and Reese LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm, and counsels and represents numerous leading law firms, companies, attorneys and others on questions of legal ethics and professional responsibility. Lucian’s many civic and professional leadership roles include serving as Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. He has served in the ABA House of Delegates since 1990. Lucian is currently Vice President of the Tennessee Bar Association, and will serve as President in 2017-18. Lucian is also now the Chair of the governing body for the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility; the Center and its committees provide leadership and guidance by developing, interpreting and promoting implementation of policies and standards that govern the conduct of lawyers and judges and the regulation of the legal profession.

Lucian is a nationally recognized authority on legal ethics and attorney professional conduct. He served for five years on the ABA “Ethics 2000” Commission, which re-drafted the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. From 1995 through 2009, he led the Tennessee Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Under his leadership, the committee developed and successfully proposed to the Tennessee Supreme Court new legal ethics rules for Tennessee based on the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He has chaired the editorial board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, has served as president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility of the University of Akron. Lucian is frequent presenter and commentator on legal ethics topics and his analysis has appeared in numerous publications including the ABA Journal, Tennessee Bar Journal, and Bloomberg.

A Memphis native, Lucian is an honors graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Law.

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Amy Osborne
Office Administrator & Client Support Specialist
D: 615-550-3074
aosborne@latitudelegal.com
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Amy Osborne Bio
As a newcomer to Middle Tennessee, Amy and her family recently moved to Franklin from Indianapolis. Prior to joining Latitude, Amy worked in the non-profit world with the American Heart Association. She spent 10 years working in Corporate Development where she was very involved in logistics & volunteer management for the Indianapolis Heart Walk & 5K Run, Heart Ball and Go Red For Women Luncheon. Amy also has extensive experience with data management. She was instrumental in helping the American Heart Association develop the first-ever Donor Summary Statements. Amy also worked with staff to cultivate and engage volunteers and donors.

Amy’s philanthropic passion lies in participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s One Walk & Gala each year. She was also an active member of Zionsville Presbyterian Church as a VBS volunteer, Sunday school volunteer and served on the Education Committee.

Amy graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Science degree and from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. In her spare time, Amy enjoys watching college football, cooking, spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball and downhill skiing. Amy and her husband Kerry have two daughters.

Ken Clarke
President
D: 615-550-3080
kclarke@latitudelegal.com
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Ken Clarke Bio
Prior to co-founding Latitude, Ken co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer of a Nashville-based health care services company, and then led it as a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 publicly traded company. Throughout his career, Ken has launched multiple companies. He previously served in executive roles in Chicago and Cincinnati, including leading a 700-person business unit, and was an Administrative Fellow at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Ken and his wife Amy have three boys.

Anna Gernert
Attorney Development & Placement Director
D: 615-550-3075
agernert@latitudelegal.com
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Anna Gernert Bio
Prior to joining Latitude, Anna was a commercial finance and real estate attorney with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, a NLJ 250 corporate law firm. Anna represented major financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, developers and private equity firms in complex financing transactions and commercial real estate matters. She was involved in financing transactions for more than $2 billion in the healthcare, hospitality, and oil and gas sectors. Anna also served as a summer associate mentor.

Anna’s civic roles include serving on the Advisory Board of the Tomorrow Fund and on the Young Alumnae Council at her alma mater Harpeth Hall. Anna is a volunteer with the Bal d’Hiver benefit for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and was previously a volunteer with the Power of the Purse – Young Women’s Committee for the Women’s Fund. Anna is actively involved in the legal community, including as a member of the Lawyers’ Association for Women (LAW), the Nashville Bar Association and its Young Lawyer’s Division, the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Anna graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was the recipient of The Herbert L. Davis Memorial Trust Fund Award for academic excellence and served as an Articles Editor on the Tennessee Law Review. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Kappa Phi from the University of Georgia, and studied at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina to complete her minor in Spanish. Anna is a Nashville native and also resided in Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys walking the beautiful trails around Nashville, cooking, and exploring the thriving Nashville restaurant scene with her friends and family.

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Camille Brecht
Director of Accounting
D: 615-550-3078
cbrecht@latitudelegal.com
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Camille Brecht Bio
Camille brings over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role as Director of Accounting for Latitude. Prior to joining Latitude, Camille started her own consulting company, Financial Reporting Services, where she has been the Managing Member for 15 years. She and her team worked with numerous individuals and for profit and non-profit businesses in three states, serving their accounting and financial needs. One of her long-time clients hired her as Chief Operating Officer for their pharmacy business during a time of rapid growth.

Camille received her BBA from Georgia State University and began her corporate career with Ronald Blue & Co., in Atlanta, GA. At RBC, she served as Financial Planner, then Branch Services Manager assisting with Personal Financial, Estate Planning and Investment Management for five years before starting Financial Reporting Services, LLC.

Camille, her husband, Tom, and two children moved from the Atlanta area to Franklin, TN eleven years ago. She is very active in her community, currently serving as President of her 1,336 member neighborhood Master HOA Board, and enjoys singing in the choir at Brentwood Baptist Church.