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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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Professional Development

Training Associates

Once a new associate begins work at our firm, he or she is assigned to a particular practice area. This assignment is based on both the expressed interest of the associate and the needs of our firm’s practice. Movement of attorneys from one practice to another in response to individual wishes and developing firm needs is not unusual.

While associates are assigned to a specific practice area, they are still given the opportunity to work with a variety of attorneys throughout our firm. Responsibility is given to new associates as rapidly as possible commensurate with his or her training and experience, including client contact, from the start. There are also training sessions offered within most of our practice areas, along with firmwide seminars and sessions in conjunction with our formal Professional Development program.

Due to the responsibilities the new associates receive early on, our firm is dedicated to the necessary training to assist them in their practice. Our firm has resources and technology and a full-service library as well as access to and ongoing training for the resources available through Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, the Internet, etc. We also consider our secretarial and paralegal staff as invaluable resources of firm and legal knowledge.

Supervising Attorneys

Each associate is assigned a supervising attorney when he or she joins our firm. The role of the supervising attorney is to lend guidance throughout the years as the associate develops. This includes overseeing his or her workload and progress as an attorney as well as monitoring the associate's general well-being and satisfaction with our firm.

Mentors

Each associate that joins the firm with four years of experience or less is assigned a mentor. This attorney is an associate within the new arrival’s practice area and is charged with the task of assisting the new associate with acclimating within the practice area and the firm as a whole. The mentor also helps to guide the new associate to proper channels should any issues arise.

Evaluation Process/Feedback

Bass, Berry & Sims has an Associate Development Committee designed to provide a periodic evaluation process. The associates should also expect more frequent meetings with their supervising attorneys to review ongoing progress.

Continuing Legal Education

The Tennessee Bar Association requires each attorney to complete 12 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) and an additional three hours of ethics training annually. Our firm pays for course registration as well as the cost of travel, lodging and food for out-of-town seminars. In addition, we host several CLE seminars throughout the year, and firm attorneys are welcome to attend any or all of these events.

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