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Sheree Wright

Title: Senior Associate General Counsel

Sheree is a nationally recognized attorney on employment law, Title IX, and legal ethics, and a frequent speaker at national and state seminars. Her peers have recently selected her as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a national organization which “honors those lawyers who have demonstrated to their peers, the bar, bench and public” the highest professional, ethical, and leadership standards. Fellows are distinguished members of the labor and employment community who promote achievement, advancement, and excellence in the practice.

Sheree currently focuses on all areas of employment law, legal ethics, student issues, and Title IX matters. She was originally drawn to employment law because it is an area where an in-house attorney can remain a zealous advocate for the employer, while demonstrating respect and fairness when advising on situations involving employees. She recognizes that employment decisions impact the lives of both the managers/supervisors and their employees.

Sheree enjoys educating on legal issues, whether when advising individuals, leading trainings, or presenting at seminars to strengthen understanding of these areas.  As a first-generation college student, Sheree’s life was dramatically changed when she enrolled at Vanderbilt University, and she is grateful for the opportunity to give back to Vanderbilt.

Awards and Professional Engagement:

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (selected in 2018)
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Bar Association (2006)
  • Board of Directors of the Lawyer’s Association for Women
  • Recipient of the Nashville Bar Association CLE Excellence Award
  • “Master” in the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Tennessee Bar Association Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Winner of the Nashville Business Journal, Best Of The Bar 2019 in Corporate Counsel

Sheree received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Sheree also received her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Sheree’s favorite spot on the Vanderbilt campus is Kirkland Hall, her first place of employment as an undergraduate student worker in the Financial Aid Office. Sheree is inspired by how education changes lives, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading.

Sheree is admitted to practice in Tennessee.