Meet Latitude

We strive to foster the wellbeing of our clients, attorneys, paralegals, and the legal profession.

We do this by creating opportunities for attorneys and paralegals to have engaging jobs within respected boundaries that allow them time and space to participate in other life-enriching pursuits or activities. We reduce our clients stress by providing them with much-needed help in the form of experienced attorneys and paralegals capable of doing sophisticated work but also willing to do windows.

We treat everyone—candidates, employees, clients, and each other—with respect. We strive for a job well-done and find meaning in our work. We enjoy our jobs and want everyone we work with to enjoy their jobs as well. We believe the practice of law can be fun, engaging and rewarding but you might have to do it a new way. We laugh at each other’s jokes, drink Blue Chair Bay rum out of airplane bottles, celebrate people’s birthdays and write thank-you notes. We are grateful for this opportunity to do rewarding work, positively affect other people’s lives and better our profession.

We act in all ways in accordance with our collective belief that other people matter.

Corporate Team

Ross Booher Latitude CEO

Ross Booher

Chief Executive Officer

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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.

Ken Clarke Latitude Nashville President

Ken Clarke

President

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Over the past 20+ years Ken has served in key executive and operational roles in public, private and start-ups. Throughout his career, he has launched and help raise capital for multiple companies. He previously served in executive roles in Chicago and Cincinnati, including leading a 700-person business unit. Since moving to Nashville, he has formed a highly successful executive consulting company, and serves as a board member and advisor to multiple high growth organizations. Ken and his wife Amy have three boys.

Candice Reed SVP Latitude Nashville

Candice Reed

Senior Vice President

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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 Brentwood, TN.

Anna Carr Latitude Nashville Business Development Director

Anna Gernert Carr

Vice President

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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.

Katie Bennett

Director, Legal Recruiting & Placement

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Prior to joining Latitude, Katie Bennett served as Assistant General Counsel at UBS in Nashville. During her three years at the Fortune Global 500 company, Katie worked collaboratively with corporate center departments and branch management throughout the United States to provide legal counsel to the firm’s domestic branches on trust and estate issues, contract negotiations, and general risk related matters. Before going in-house, Katie practiced real estate, business law and estate planning at the law firm of Reynolds Johnston Hinton & Pepper LLP in Kentucky from 2012 to 2015.

Katie graduated from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law in 2012, where she was active in the Student Bar Association (SBA) and served as the SBA’s Vice-President, Fundraising Chair, and the law school’s representative to the Louisville Bar Association. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2009 with a degree in Political Science and completed a study-abroad program in London during the winter term of her senior year.

Katie is a board member on the University of Louisville Law School’s Alumni Council and a Kentucky Bar Foundation Fellow. She also is a member of the Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women in Nashville.

At Latitude, Katie helps experienced attorneys and paralegals transition into life-changing consulting engagements and permanent positions. In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dachshund, Franklin.

Amy Osborne Latitude Law Nashville

Amy Osborne

Office Administrator & Client Support Specialist

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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.

Camille Brecht Latitude Tennessee Legal Staffing Agency

Camille Brecht

Director of Accounting

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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.

Lucian Pera Latitude Ethics Counsel Memphis Nashville Louisville Knoxville Tennessee

Lucian Pera

Ethics Counsel

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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.

Milton Bartley

Chief Information Security Officer

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Milton is responsible for Latitude’s information technology systems and network security. He is a frequent speaker on IT managed services and cyber-security, with a focus on the legal sector and other regulated industries. Milton’s civic involvements include serving on the Board of Directors of High Hopes Development Center, a non-profit organization serving children and families, and as a member of the Rotary Club of Nashville. Milton is a U.S. Army combat veteran. He served as an NCO and Armor Officer and was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Milton received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and M.B.A from Xavier University.

WHO WE ARE

Meet A Few Latitude Attorneys

Great attorneys are the core of our business. Our attorneys have rich experience across a wide range of practice areas, and practice as peers in leading law departments and law firms.

John C. Callison

WHY CHOOSE LATITUDE?

“Working for Latitude has been terrific.... I cannot think of a better company to work for and colleagues to work with.”

John C. Callison

Experience

After retiring from Vanderbilt University, John Callison began working with Latitude in order to continue his sophisticated law practice…but free up more time to spend with his grandchildren and enjoy time outside the city at his family’s house on the Rocky River. John joined the Office of the General Counsel at Vanderbilt University in 1974 and continued to represent the nationally-ranked research university and medical center, with more than 23,000 employees and $4 billion in operating revenue, for more than 40 years until his retirement as Senior Deputy General Counsel in 2015. While at Vanderbilt, Mr. Callison’s legal practice focused on labor and employment, tax-exempt financing, athletics, student affairs, general corporate matters and healthcare compliance. Mr. Callison is a member of the American Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. He repeatedly has been recognized as “Best of the Bar” by the Nashville Business Journal and is a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.

Education

J.D., The University of Tennessee College of Law
B.A., Emory University

Practice areas include:

  • Labor and Employment
  • Compliance
  • Debt Financing
  • Higher Education
Note: Latitude is not a law firm and does not engage in the practice of law. Attorneys employed and assigned by Latitude provide legal services only under the professional oversight of an in-house or private-practice lawyer for the client who is not associated with Latitude. Further information is available on the Legal Notice page.
Amy Calton

WHY CHOOSE LATITUDE?

“Working for Latitude has enabled me to maintain a flexible schedule while continuing to work for growing companies with sophisticated legal work.”

Amy Calton

Experience

Amy began her legal career as a commercial litigation associate, focusing on healthcare and intellectual property law. After five years at a boutique litigation firm, Amy moved in-house to serve as operations counsel for Community Health Systems, where she served as the primary legal resource for 12 hospitals. Subsequently, as Operations Counsel at Healthways, Inc., she provided legal advice and strategy on various areas of law relating to the company’s business, including intellectual property, HIPAA, state privacy laws, state insurance laws, and fraud and abuse. Amy later was hired as the first in-house counsel at UL Workplace Health and Safety, a software company specializing in health and safety management (including electronic medical records) and health and safety education. While she enjoyed practicing law, she found traditional in-house positions did not afford her the flexibility and time off that she craved as a new mom, which is the reason she was drawn to Latitude. In her first years-long engagement through Latitude, Amy served as part-time General Counsel to a start-up healthcare tech company – a position that was uniquely suited to her given her IP and healthcare expertise, as well as her practice goals of wanting a flexible schedule.

Education

J.D. (Cum Laude), The University of Georgia School of Law
B.B.A. (Cum Laude), The University of Georgia

Practice areas include:

  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Data Security
  • Contracts
Note: Latitude is not a law firm and does not engage in the practice of law. Attorneys employed and assigned by Latitude provide legal services only under the professional oversight of an in-house or private-practice lawyer for the client who is not associated with Latitude. Further information is available on the Legal Notice page.
David Francy

WHY CHOOSE LATITUDE?

“After a long corporate career, I really enjoy the flexibility of working with Latitude…The people at Latitude … find high-quality work for me that is interesting, challenging and meets my needs.”

David Francy

Experience

For over 20 years, David represented the legal interests of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation both domestically and abroad. While at the Fortune 100 company, David focused on complex commercial transactions involving multiple parties and jurisdictions, including Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. He demonstrated expertise in asset-backed and structured finance, the assignment and purchase of receivables, complex international transactions, management of outside counsel and contract drafting, review and negotiation. David’s record of success and achievement was marked by a series of positions of increased influence, authority, and accountability until his retirement from the company as Senior Corporate Counsel in 2015. Through Latitude, David serves as General Counsel for three different companies on an as-needed basis. Working with Latitude provides David with interesting work with sophisticated clients while also affording him the time to travel the world and enjoy his boat.

Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
M.B.A. (Finance, Operations, Marketing), The University of Michigan Business School
B.A. (Honors in History), Northwestern University

Practice areas include:

  • Corporate Law
  • Contracts
  • Complex International Transactions
  • Secured Transactions
  • Asset-Backed Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Law Department Management
Note: Latitude is not a law firm and does not engage in the practice of law. Attorneys employed and assigned by Latitude provide legal services only under the professional oversight of an in-house or private-practice lawyer for the client who is not associated with Latitude. Further information is available on the Legal Notice page.

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