In late February, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced Derick Blakely has joined the firm's Nashville office as an associate in the Healthcare Practice Group. Blakely provides healthcare regulatory counsel related to compliance, operational and transactional matters. He works with a variety of healthcare clients, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other providers. Prior to joining Bradley, he was an associate with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.
Blakely earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from American University Washington College of Law. During law school, he worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the D.C. Office of Inspector General, where he investigated and analyzed healthcare fraud and abuse issues. Prior to law school, he worked in the government services and consulting industry.