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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

A review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. This report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

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Recruiting and Career Development


Bass, Berry & Sims is committed to identify, recruit and retain attorneys who will contribute varied backgrounds and perspectives to the overall diversity of the firm.

Each year we select law schools for our on-campus interviews based in part on the diversity of the school’s student body. In addition, we participate in the following minority job fairs:

  • The Southeastern Minority Job Fair in Atlanta 
  • The GLBT-sponsored Lavender Law Conference 
  • The Damali Booker 1L Minority Job Fair in Nashville 
  • Tennessee Bar Association Diversity Job Fair in Nashville

As a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), the firm participates in the LCLD 1L Scholars Program which provides summer clerkships for 1L law students. The overall goal of the LCLD 1L Scholars Program is to increase diversity in the legal profession.

Career Development

It is not enough to hire diverse attorneys. We are committed to developing all of our attorneys, including our diverse attorneys, into productive members and managers of the firm. As part of our diversity plan, we actively monitor (through the Diversity Committee, as well as the Professional Development Committee and the firm's practice chairs) the practice development and assignments of associates to ensure that we are effectively developing attorneys who contribute to the firm's diversity.


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