Our People

Our People

We are team players and have a vast experience in assembling teams for case-specific strategies.

Meet our team

Brad Henry

Partner

Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court.

Brad’s practice includes the representation of executives and other individuals in connection with a variety of federal and state offenses, including computer fraud and abuse, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering, export violations, environmental crimes, bribery of government officials and theft of trade secrets. In addition to his white collar practice, Brad also represents individuals charged with narcotics offenses, robbery, firearm offenses and a multitude of other federal and state crimes.

Brad has served as the lead attorney in numerous federal jury trials. He represented a former administrator of a nationally ranked Ivy League university in charges relating to wire fraud. Two of three counts were dismissed. Brad also represented a former prison guard in a trial for bribery and drug offenses. The jury acquitted on the substantive drug offense. Most recently, Brad was successful in having the United States Supreme Court grant certiorari and reverse his client’s sentence for pharmacy robbery and related firearm offenses. Approximately 1 percent of all Supreme Court appeals are granted certiorari each year.

Mr. Henry has tried a number of other federal criminal cases and briefed and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits. He has also represented multiple individuals in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice (Cybercrime Division, Environmental Protection Division, Public Corruption Division), Postal Inspector, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and various other federal agencies.

Brad is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys. He presents on various topics related to white collar and federal criminal cases. Brad is also a current CJA panel attorney in the Southern District of New York and a former CJA panel attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mehmet Baysan

Partner

Mehmet Baysan is a partner in BHB’s Litigation and Corporate and Government Enforcement and groups. Mr. Baysan’s practice focuses on representing clients before US courts and international tribunals, and assisting clients in corporate governance, regulatory and enforcement matters. His clients include international companies, banks, and U.S. businesses with operations abroad.

Mr. Baysan regularly represents international institutions on complex civil, cross-border, and administrative enforcement matters including assisting foreign companies enter the U.S. market and avoid criminal and civil exposure. With experience in a wide array of corporate compliance and enforcement matters, Mr. Baysan has counseled U.S. and international companies on numerous issues arising under U.S. and foreign law. Mr. Baysan has successfully represented clients in various types of court proceedings including jury trials and appellate hearings in state and federal courts as well as before international tribunals, including ICSID and ICC.

Mr. Baysan presents at seminars on U.S. and international law. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers for three consecutive years in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has also been named as one of the best 40 trial lawyers under the age of 40 in the United States.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Baysan worked for a large international AmLaw100 law firm, and a boutique criminal and corporate law firm in Boston. Mr. Baysan earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School with distinction in international law. While at Suffolk University, he received the Jurisprudence Award in Environmental Law. He received his bachelor’s degree in International Studies and History from Emory University.



Mr. Baysan speaks English and Turkish and is licensed to practice in the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and for the District of Massachusetts.

Orcun Cetinkaya

Of Counsel

Orcun practices in all areas of commercial law with a particular emphasis on commercial litigation, business
crimes, civil fraud, investigations and international arbitration. He has appeared successfully before the
Turkish Court of Cassation, the Court of Appeal, numerous commercial, criminal and administrative
courts, as well as arbitral tribunals and mediations.

He is an expert in construction matters and FIDIC contracts. Orcun is consistently recommended as a leading practitioner in Turkey by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, ClientChoice and BestLawyers. He has notable experience interpreting and applying FCPA, UKBA and other local or international fraud-related legislation, as these apply to clients in Turkey, including practical implementation aspects.

Mr. Cetinkaya speaks English and Turkish.

Matthew W. Olinzock

Partner

Matthew W. Olinzock is a partner in the firm, representing clients in white collar criminal defense and investigations, commercial litigation, and intellectual property/technology law. Matthew’s experience spans a range of industries and technologies, including computer software, pharmaceuticals, cybersecurity, machine learning, augmented reality, telematics, mobile devices, network authentication, and satellite radio. Prior to joining Breeding Henry Bayson, Matthew practiced in the New York office of a leading AmLaw100 firm and was named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017.

Matthew earned his juris doctor with honors from Emory University School of Law, receiving the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement, and the Order of Emory Advocates Award. Matthew received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester.

Selected Representations

  • Internet startup in a dispute regarding ownership of its core source code.
  • Leading glove manufacturer in a breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation action related to touch-screen glove technology
  • Eyewear manufacturer in a breach of contract action related to a software development agreement
  • Cybersecruity company in a patent infringement action related to network security technologies
  • Software company in an antitrust action related to multiuser computing software
  • Technology company in patent infringement action against major mobile telecommunications carriers involving access control for wireless networks
  • Pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement action related to controlled release technologies

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York,
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit

Education

  • J.D. with Honors, Emory University School of Law, 2010
  • B.S., Neuroscience, University of Rochester, 2006

Grace James

Associate

Grace James represents individuals and institutions in criminal and civil matters focusing on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement, complex civil litigation, and international disputes.

Grace has represented clients in connection with false advertising, Lanham Act, Copyright Act, Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, and patent infringement litigation, including a substantial number of expedited and emergency proceedings. She has experience in matters involving violations of U.S. economic sanctions, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, and allegations of fraud.

She has also managed international trademark portfolios and facilitated a variety of transactions for her clients.

Prior to joining Breeding Henry Baysan PC, Grace was a litigation associate at large regional litigation firm and a boutique intellectual property firm. She has comprehensive knowledge of the litigation process, managing numerous cases at every stage. Grace has also practiced at the appellate level in both state and federal court and has presented oral argument before the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Grace graduated from Emory University School of Law where she was a Senior Staff Member on the Journal of Law and Religion. She earned her B.S. in Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Selected Representations

  • Individual defendant-appellee in breach of contract case resulting in affirmation of favorable trial court judgment.
  • Individual plaintiff-appellee in malpractice case resulting in affirmation of favorable trial court judgment.
  • Global corporation in false advertising case during preliminary injunction and appellate proceedings.

Certified Legal Specialities

  • Deposition Skills Certified, National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2017
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, 2016
    o Doctor of Law
    o Journal of Law and Religion Senior Staff Member
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2013
    o Bachelor of Science in Communication and Information

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

David Bledsoe

Associate

David Bledsoe is an associate attorney for Breeding Henry Baysan PC and is a member of the firm’s criminal defense, business, and white collar defense divisions.

Mr. Bledsoe was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, after which he received his undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College located in Emory, Virginia where he majored in Business Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Mr. Bledsoe attended law school at Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law where he graduated ranked 6th in his class with the honorable distinction of Cum Laude. Mr. Bledsoe was awarded the Justice Gary R. Wade Award in his second year in law school, which is given every year to one law student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and an unwavering dedication to the community. Mr. Bledsoe was also the recipient of the 2017 Lincoln Lawyer Award, a faculty-voted award given for demonstrating excellence in oral arguments, stewardship, integrity, and leadership. Mr. Bledsoe was also a member of the Duncan School of Law Mock Trial Team, where he competed as both a witness and as an attorney in both civil and criminal cases. During his final year in law school, Mr. Bledsoe received a CALI award in his Federal Income Taxation class, an award given to the student with the highest overall grade in a class for that semester.

Mr. Bledsoe has worked in a variety of areas and has achieved a variety of notable accomplishments since he began working in the legal field. As a law clerk, he assisted in researching and writing an appellate brief to the Virginia Court of Appeals, which subsequently received a favorable reversal on an underlying felony conviction. He has interned for the Washington County Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Virginia, clerked for the Honorable Judge Tim Irwin, and has served as a research assistant to the Duncan School of Law’s professors.

Since beginning at Breeding Henry Baysan PC in 2018, Mr. Bledsoe has worked on a variety of criminal and civil cases. He has handled civil matters involving the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, Tennessee Personal and Commercial Computer Act, and Tennessee Residential Landlord and Tenant Act as well as criminal matters involving lengthy and complex white collar investigations and defense.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee 2018

Associations

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Education

  • Emory & Henry College, Magna Cum Laude
  • Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, Cum Laude

Awards/Recognitions

  • Dean’s List – 2016-2018
  • Justice Gary R. Wade Award – 2017
  • Mock Trial – 2017
  • Lincoln Lawyer Award – 2017
  • CALI Award – Federal Income Tax Law – 2018
  • Law Student for Justice Award – 2018

Adam Duggan

Associate

Adam R. Duggan is known as a strategic and successful litigator. He has defended companies against expansive government investigations and prosecutions. He has defended numerous Fortune 500 companies in tort litigation pending across the United States. He has successfully prosecuted lawsuits on behalf of individuals and businesses, recovering millions of dollars in damages. He has litigated in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to his courtroom experience, he has spent considerable time coordinating and preparing numerous field-leading experts for deposition and trial.

This litigation experience allows Adam to counsel clients on the best methods of avoiding and defending lawsuits. He has also advised businesses on a wide-range of matters, including: federal regulatory compliance, employment practices, insurance coverage, and risk avoidance.

His practice focuses on government investigations, white collar criminal matters, and complex civil litigation.

Adam graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law (magna cum laude) where he served as the President of the Federalist Society and received numerous academic awards for outstanding achievement. Adam received his undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) from Maryville College.

Selected Representations

  • Represented corporation in regulatory compliance investigation by various United States agencies.
    Served as lead counsel for multi-state business in obtaining a temporary restraining order regarding mineral rights.
  • Represented class members in one of the largest class actions in Alabama history, resulting in overturning of excessive attorneys’ fee award in the Alabama Supreme Court.
  • Served as part of lead trial team for Fortune 500 company in a pharmaceutical injury case with multi-million dollar demand that ended with a successful settlement on the eve of trial.
  • Defended business in restrictive covenant dispute, resulting in denial of requested temporary restraining order and dismissal of all claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Government Investigations
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Complex Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee

Education

  • University of Tennessee, College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    o J.D.
    o Magna Cum Laude
  • Maryville College, Knoxville, Tennessee
    o B.A.
    o Summa Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

  • President Federalist Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member

Languages

  • English

Robert Sentner

Of Counsel

For the past thirty years, Bob has advocated for and counseled clients in complex litigations and international arbitrations in New York and around the world. His cases have ranged from energy and pipeline projects in Africa, India and Latin America, to financial fraud and breach of contract cases in Eastern Europe, Asia and the United States. He has led arbitrations successfully at ICSID, the ICC, ICDR, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and under the UNCITRAL rules, and have tried numerous cases in New York federal and state courts.

Bob thrives on digesting complicated facts and law and advocating his clients’ interests zealously and he is a very hands-on lawyer, fully believing that the lead lawyer on a case must be fully absorbed in the details of the case.

Bob headed Nixon Peabody’s International Disputes Team for many years.

 

Bob speaks frequently on international disputes and consult with companies wrestling with how to structure dispute resolution clauses in cross-border transactions. Bob obtained his law degree from Boston University Law School in 1984, and his undergraduate degree from Hobart College in 1980.

Omer Er

Partner

Omer started his career at world’s now largest law firm Dentons as a corporate attorney. He provided legal, public policy and corporate strategic advice to several multinational corporations such as Lehman Brothers, Newscorp (FOX, Myspace), Turner Broadcasting (CNN-TNT), Shell, Nokia in complex cross-border M&A transactions and foreign direct investments in different jurisdictions. With a special interest in a global free market economy Omer has published articles and editorial works on foreign direct investments.

Omer holds Bachelor of Law degree from Istanbul Bilgi University with full scholar and two Masters of Law degrees from Istanbul Bilgi University and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He is an active participant of civic and social organizations and a frequent speaker of the panel discussions on doing business in different geographies.

He is a member of Atlantic Council, Milken Institute, young businessman association (GYIAD), board member and chair of Americas of World Turkish Business Council (DTIK), former board member of Independent Businessmen and Industrialists Association of USA, and a member of the Istanbul Bar and New York Bar Association.

Omer is also selected as one of the 40 under 40 Influential Turkish Americans and the Young Society Leader by the American Turkish Society. He is a frequent guest of the Turkish and international media on US Turkey relations.

Mr. Er speaks English and Turkish.