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Jan. 9, 2023

Geoffrey Vickers Named Nashville Office Managing Partner for Nelson Mullins

NASHVILLE – Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough LLP has named Geoffrey Vickers managing partner of its Nashville office effective January 1, 2023. He replaces Larry Papel who has served as managing partner since the opening of the Nashville office in April 2012.  

Vickers co-chairs the Firm’s Technology, Outsourcing, Procurement and Privacy team and focuses his practice on advising domestic and global service providers and customers on business and technology issues and complex sourcing and managed services arrangements, including development of business, operational and legal strategies, transactions, and corporate structures. 

Under Papel’s leadership, the Nashville office has grown consistently, with emphasis on practices in business, real estate, technology, corporate, healthcare, securities, and commercial litigation, among others. Vickers assumes daily leadership of an office of more than 45 attorneys and staff members.

“Our goal 10 years ago was to grow a Nashville office with sophisticated attorneys working across the Nelson Mullins platform in an integrated regional to national practice. We’ve largely accomplished that goal, and I look forward to working with Geof and our Nashville team to build an even stronger office in this dynamic Nashville business environment,” said Papel. “Geof brings fresh perspectives and leadership to the office. I look forward to seeing the office’s continued growth and development under his leadership.”

“I am grateful to Larry for his mentorship, leadership and dedication to our expansion and business growth in Nashville,” said Vickers. “I look forward to continuing to grow the Firm’s presence in our community and serving our Nashville attorneys and staff.”

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 31 offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to