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Adams and Reese Partner Gif Thornton, in the firm’s Nashville office, has been named to the Board of the Tennessee Business Roundtable, which offers a variety of ways for senior level business leaders and CEOs to be involved in major policy issues, engage in networking opportunities, and support Tennessee’s business community.

At Adams and Reese, Thornton is a member of the firm’s Governmental Relations practice team and the former Chairman of the Executive Committee. He was featured in the Legal Section of Nashville Post's 2013 “In Charge” edition, featuring businesspeople and community leaders in Middle Tennessee who have “positively exerted their influence on Nashville and its surrounding communities.

Thornton serves as legislative counsel to a number of businesses, trade associations and governmental entities with interests before the Tennessee General Assembly. In addition, he represents clients before regulatory boards and administrative agencies of local, state and federal government. He has extensive experience in the areas of education, energy, health care, insurance, technology, transportation and utilities.

Thornton was named as the highest ranked lawyer/lobbyist on the Power 100 list of influential people in Tennessee, compiled annually by Business TN®. He was also selected by Business TN® as one of 2010’s Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee, a peer reviewed survey of the 18,000 active lawyers in the state.