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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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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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