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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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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.

First-year students (Class of 2019):

Our Nashville office will hire first-year students to participate in the 2017 summer program. We currently offer a second-half only program that is scheduled for June 26 through August 4, 2017. If you would like to be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to summerassociaterecruiting@bassberry.com by February 3, 2017.

Our Washington, D.C. office will also hire a limited number of first-year students for their summer program in 2017. Strong undergrad and law school academics are required and prior relevant work experience is preferred. We offer a second-half only program that is scheduled for June 26 through August 4, 2017. If you would like to be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to summerassociaterecruiting@bassberry.com by February 3, 2017.

Bass, Berry & Sims is a member of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity ("LCLD") whose overall goal is to increase diversity in the legal profession. Through our partnership with the LCLD, we are proud to be a sponsor of the 1L LCLD Scholars Program (www.lcldnet.org/programs/1l-scholars/). 

Second-year students (Class of 2018):

We have completed hiring of second-year students for the summer of 2017. Thank you for your interest.

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