TIMOTHY A. PERKINS

Tim Perkins currently serves as in-house counsel for AutoZone, Inc., a Fortune 300 Company with a market cap over $20B USD and more than 86,000 employees in the United States and abroad. In his legal career, Mr. Perkins has represented clients at all levels of state and federal government, including the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.  Before joining AutoZone, Mr. Perkins concentrated his practice on counseling business clients about a variety of corporate concerns ranging from International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and EAR (Export Administrative Regulations), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, avoiding potential RICO entanglements, wage and hour compliance, human resource-related matters (such as discrimination claims under Title VII and related anti-discrimination statutes), and, when necessary, successfully pursuing the local government under Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act on behalf of several companies regarding the government’s unconstitutional use of preferences when awarding public contracts.  Mr. Perkins also previously served as General Counsel for a private company marketing cargo scanners internationally.  As a result, Mr. Perkins has provided valuable insight and contributions in helping develop Gamma’s proposed business model and international scanning agreements.

Mr. Perkins is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Memphis School of Law where he teaches Advanced Appellate Advocacy to second- and third-year law students. He began his college career at the United States Military Academy at West Point, but completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Finance at Christian Brothers University summa cum laudebefore attending law school.