Steve Groom
Of Counsel
615-585-2140 (mobile)
615-238-3510 (direct)

Corporate Governance, Risk & Compliance
Corporate Internal Investigations
Correctional Services
Crisis Management
Dispute Resolution
Financial Services

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
Bank Lawyer’s Committee, Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA)
Risk Management Association (RMA)
Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators (TAPM)
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution ( CPR)
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
Dispute Resolution Research Center ( DRRC)
Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), Executive Council of Dispute Resolution Section
Nashville Bar Association (NBA)
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
Lipscomb University, B.A.

Executive Education
Harvard Law School, Executive Education Program, 2009-2016; Negotiation
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Executive Education Program,
2007; Leadership & Negotiation
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Executive Education
Program, 2006; Leadership

Steve Groom is a seasoned attorney and business executive with more than 40 years of experience helping companies solve problems, resolve disputes and manage crises. He is a consummate coach and ally for company leaders seeking to navigate complex business issues. In addition to more than a decade in private practice, Steve has spent 27 years in executive and general counsel roles with two large public companies, most recently as Executive Vice President & General Counsel of CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation of America. He has experience with sophisticated corporate investigations and government inquiries and has helped companies deal with crises, including the development of response plans and media strategies. Steve regularly serves as a leadership coach to executives, managers, and employees and frequently advises and provides training on negotiation strategies, conflict management and mediation. In addition, he is a Rule 31 Mediator, listed by the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

Steve enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Natasha, and his wonderful family.


Neal and Harwell, PLC
1201 Demonbreun Street, Suite 1000
Nashville, TN 37203


Phone: (615) 244-1713
Fax: (615) 726-0573