VOL. 131 | NO. 114 | Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Attorney Schattgen Joins Bass, Berry & Sims
By Kate Simone
Shine Chen Schattgen has joined the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims LLP as an associate in the law firm’s health care group. Schattgen, who previously practiced in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray LLP, counsels health care clients on a range of operational, regulatory and transactional matters.
Hometown: Acton, Mass. – a suburb outside of Boston, next to Concord, Mass.
Experience: I graduated from Duke University School of Law. I was a health care associate at Ropes & Gray LLP before moving to Memphis and joining Bass, Berry & Sims.
Family: My husband, Stefan, and our dog, Bruin.
Favorite quote: “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.” – Daniel Burnham
The sports team(s) you root for: Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Duke Basketball and though this will likely not endear me to many, the New England Patriots. I went to a few Tigers football games this past fall!
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I had a better a sense of direction.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My dad. He was the first person in his family to graduate from college and then because of his hard work and the potential he showed, his then-company paid for him to go to business school and obtain his MBA. He worked incredibly hard to provide my siblings and me with many of the opportunities he didn’t have growing up.
What attracted you to Bass, Berry & Sims? Bass, Berry & Sims has an excellent health care group and I was familiar with the firm from my prior job. I knew I could grow as a lawyer and learn a great deal from my colleagues here. It is also one of the most collegial and collaborative environments I have ever had the honor of being a part of.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Perhaps because it’s recent, but I would say my greatest accomplishment thus far is moving from Boston to Memphis, finding a new job, getting married, buying a house, adopting a dog, and then passing the Tennessee bar – all within a six-month period. I’m looking forward to some downtime.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy learning something new every day. The health care environment is constantly evolving, which spurs our clients to be innovative too. This leads to many interesting questions and conversations around “what if…” and “can we.”
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Live and have as many experiences as you can in the real world; social media does not count as the real world.
Andrew Rittenhouse has joined the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as an associate. Rittenhouse counsels companies in all phases of intellectual property law, including litigation, interferences, prosecution, licensing and settlement agreements, and the defense of matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2015.
The Tennessee Wildlife Federation has honored Memphians Jorene Zidnak and John Dicken Jr. with statewide Conservation Achievement Awards for their work in the conservation and stewardship of wildlife and its habitat. Zidnak was named Hunter Educator of the Year, and Dicken received the Wildlife Conservationist Award.
Eclectic Eye employees Erika McChesney and Jamie Yarbrough have been certified by the American Board of Opticianry. ABO certification demonstrates to the public that the individual has met a national set of standards as a qualified and knowledgeable optician.
Rhodes College has honored four employees with 2016 Outstanding Staff Awards based on nominations submitted by faculty, staff and students. The honorees are: Keith Jones, Outstanding Administrative Services Staff; April Allen, Outstanding Administrative Staff; and Margaret Plunket and Melissa Butler, Outstanding Administrators.
Seven members of the Rhodes College 2016 graduating class have been added to the Rhodes Hall of Fame. They are: Catherine T. Miller, Katie Hatstat, Tom Simmermaker, Pearlissa Harris, Alex Dileo, Will Porter and Megan Singer.
Lauren Lewis has been named the 2016 June Dairy Month chairman for Shelby County. Co-sponsored by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, 4-H and the Tennessee Farm Bureau, the monthlong event is designed to communicate the value of milk and dairy products to Tennessee consumers.
Germantown High School senior Abbie Metcalfe has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship. She is the daughter of Mike Metcalfe, the fiber procurement and materials handling manager at the Georgia-Pacific Memphis Cellulose facility.
Hi-Speed Industrial Service in Millington has been approved as an EASA Accredited Service Center by the Electrical Apparatus Service Association. This accreditation means the firm has demonstrated it follows specified good practices to deliver quality electromechanical repairs that maintain or improve electric motor efficiency and reliability.