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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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New Associates

We hire attorneys with diverse backgrounds, exceptional academic achievement and outstanding interpersonal skills. We look not only for dynamic attorneys but also for individuals that will help support our culture.

At Bass, Berry & Sims, you will find a career that challenges you. Each day you have the opportunity to work with and gain from the advice and experience of our many attorneys and staff members. We believe wholeheartedly in our firmwide team approach, and this belief is proven through the camaraderie of our offices and people. The attorneys and staff members that create Bass, Berry & Sims are a community. As an associate, you will interact with different individuals throughout our firm and gain a broader perspective of life as a Bass, Berry & Sims attorney.

We hire the majority of our entry level attorneys through our summer associate program. Currently, we are not seeking to hire additional entry level associates.

Summer Associates

As a law student, you are faced with many choices when deciding what path your career may take. You need to consider the type of practice that interests you as well as the culture and atmosphere of the organization where you want to work.

Law students who demonstrate high academic achievement, participate in law school and extra-curricular activities and show an interest in the community are given the opportunity to experience a well-rounded summer at Bass, Berry & Sims. Our program is designed to provide law students with a realistic picture of life as an associate and to assess a candidate's ability to contribute to our firm. The relationships you build and the challenging opportunities you discover over the summer will continue when you begin a legal career with us.

As one of the leading firms in the Southeast, it is important that we create and maintain a talented and diverse body of attorneys within our offices. To this end, we have devoted substantial recruitment efforts to attracting and retaining those attorneys who can bring to our team approach a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences.

If you are interested in applying for our 2017 summer associate program, we will accept applications through August 31, 2016. Please email your resume, cover letter and law school transcript to Please note that our firm currently participates in a second-half only program that typically runs from late June until early August.


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