Close X

Attorney Spotlight

How does Eli Richardson's past work with the federal government inform his client interactions? Find out more>

Search

Close X

Experience

Search our Experience

Experience Spotlight

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.

AmSurg logo


Close X

Thought Leadership

Enter your search terms in the relevant box(es) below to search for specific Thought Leadership.
To see a recent listing of Thought Leadership, click the blue Search button below.

Thought Leadership Spotlight

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.

Read More >

link to bottom

Current Needs

Bass, Berry & Sims has a welcoming culture that fosters success in our lateral attorneys. Much of our firm's leadership joined the firm through our lateral recruiting program, including our current Managing Partner, members of our Executive Committee and Practice Group Chairs. We strive to make our lateral recruiting process as smooth as possible. As a candidate moves through the interview process, attorneys from diverse backgrounds within the practice group in which the candidate is interested are actively involved so that the candidate receives insightful information regarding our practice and firm culture. After joining our firm, our lateral attorneys are fully and seamlessly integrated into both their practice group and other areas within the firm, such as involvement on various firm committees.


Nashville

Associate – Healthcare Fraud & Abuse

Our Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Practice Group defends healthcare clients throughout the United States in civil and criminal matters, including matters relating to the False Claims Act, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, various criminal statutes and Medicare and Medicaid claims audits by government contractors. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with federal and state authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, various states' Attorney's General offices and investigators, and the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Our firm is seeking an associate attorney coming out of a judicial clerkship or with two-plus years of experience for our Nashville office. Prior experience working for the government of handling healthcare fraud or government enforcement matters is preferred. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.

Associate – Intellectual Property & Technology

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group has an immediate need for a patent prosecution associate with a minimum of two years of experience. This position may be based in our Washington, D.C., Nashville or Memphis offices. Successful candidates will be admitted to the USPTO and hold an electrical engineering undergraduate degree, with preference given to those with higher level degrees. The role requires at least two years of experience drafting patent applications. Pre-law school experience as a patent examiner or patent agent is a plus.

The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form is required. Exceptional academic performance in law school and technical degree programs is vital to this role. Candidates should also possess a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills. For consideration, please submit resume and academic transcripts by email.

Associate – Corporate & Securities

Our Corporate & SecuritiesPractice Group is comprised of various specialized areas, including Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities Offerings, Executive Compensation, Shareholder Activism and more. Associates in these practice areas have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas, including public company representation, public and private equity and debt securities offerings as both issuer's and underwriter's counsel, mergers and acquisitions, including going private transactions, venture capital financings and corporate governance matters.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates for our Nashville office with two-to-five years of sophisticated corporate experience for our Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Mergers and acquisitions experience and some exposure to public company representation is preferred. Candidates must have excellent analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills as well as excellent academic credentials. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.

Associate - Healthcare

Our Healthcare Practice Group is a broad, integrated and interdisciplinary team of attorneys that bring together the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly-regulated industries in the United States. We represent a variety of healthcare providers including hospitals and health systems, ancillary service providers, large physician groups, long-term care providers, and disease management companies. Associates in our Healthcare Practice will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas, including M&A, dispositions, joint ventures, contracting, regulatory and operational matters, compliance and more.

Our Nashville office is seeking a mid-level associate with at least four years of healthcare regulatory and transactional experience. Experience with managed care clients is a plus. Candidates must have excellent analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills as well as excellent academic credentials. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.

Senior Patent Prosecution Attorney – Intellectual Property & Technology

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group has an immediate need for a senior patent prosecution attorney. This position may be based in our Washington, D.C., Nashville or Memphis offices. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five years of patent prosecution experience with preference given to those with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or pharmaceutical technical backgrounds or academic degrees. Attorneys with portable clients will be given consideration.

The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form is required. Candidates also should possess a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills. For consideration, please submit resume and academic transcripts by email.


Memphis

Associate – Corporate & Securities

Our Corporate & Securities Practice Group is comprised of various specialized areas, including Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities Offerings, Executive Compensation, Shareholder Activism and more. Associates in these practice areas have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas, including public company representation, public and private equity and debt securities offerings as both issuer's and underwriter's counsel, mergers and acquisitions, including going private transactions, venture capital financings and corporate governance matters.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates for our Memphis office with three-plus years of sophisticated corporate experience for our Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Mergers and acquisitions experience and some exposure to public company representation is preferred. Candidates must have excellent analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills as well as excellent academic credentials. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.

Associate – Intellectual Property & Technology

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group has an immediate need for a patent prosecution associate with a minimum of two years of experience. This position may be based in our Washington, D.C., Nashville or Memphis offices. Successful candidates will be admitted to the USPTO and hold an electrical engineering undergraduate degree, with preference given to those with higher level degrees. The role requires at least two years of experience drafting patent applications. Pre-law school experience as a patent examiner or patent agent is a plus.

The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form is required. Exceptional academic performance in law school and technical degree programs is vital to this role. Candidates should also possess a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills. For consideration, please submit resume and academic transcripts by email.

Associate - Healthcare

Our Healthcare Practice Group is a broad, integrated and interdisciplinary team of attorneys that bring together the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly-regulated industries in the United States. We represent a variety of healthcare providers including hospitals and health systems, ancillary service providers, large physician groups, long-term care providers, and disease management companies. Associates in our Healthcare Practice will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas, including M&A, dispositions, joint ventures, contracting, regulatory and operational matters, compliance and more.

Our Memphis office is seeking a mid-level associate with at least four years of healthcare regulatory experience. Candidates must have excellent analytical, written, verbal and interpersonal skills as well as excellent academic credentials. For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by email.

Senior Patent Prosecution Attorney – Intellectual Property & Technology

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group has an immediate need for a senior patent prosecution attorney. This position may be based in our Washington, D.C., Nashville or Memphis offices. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five years of patent prosecution experience with preference given to those with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or pharmaceutical technical backgrounds or academic degrees. Attorneys with portable clients will be given consideration.

The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form is required. Candidates also should possess a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills. For consideration, please submit resume and academic transcripts by email.


Washington, D.C.

Associate – Intellectual Property & Technology

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group has an immediate need for a patent prosecution associate with a minimum of two years of experience. This position may be based in our Washington, D.C., Nashville or Memphis offices. Successful candidates will be admitted to the USPTO and hold an electrical engineering undergraduate degree, with preference given to those with higher level degrees. The role requires at least two years of experience drafting patent applications. Pre-law school experience as a patent examiner or patent agent is a plus.

The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form is required. Exceptional academic performance in law school and technical degree programs is vital to this role. Candidates should also possess a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills. For consideration, please submit resume and academic transcripts by email.

Senior Patent Prosecution Attorney – Intellectual Property & Technology

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group has an immediate need for a senior patent prosecution attorney. This position may be based in our Washington, D.C., Nashville or Memphis offices. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five years of patent prosecution experience with preference given to those with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or pharmaceutical technical backgrounds or academic degrees. Attorneys with portable clients will be given consideration.

The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form is required. Candidates also should possess a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills. For consideration, please submit resume and academic transcripts by email.

Senior Litigation Attorney – Intellectual Property & Technology

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group is seeking an experienced intellectual property senior litigation attorney to join our Washington, D.C. office. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience with significant second chair litigation experience with strong preference for some first chair experience.  There is a preference for a technical or academic background in mechanical or electrical engineering. It is vital that the candidate possess strong client relations skills. Attorney should be able to work both independently and in a team environment with instruction from more senior attorneys. Attorneys with portable clients will be given consideration.

The ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters in oral and written form is required. Candidates also should possess a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills. For consideration, please submit resume and academic transcripts by email.


Knoxville

We currently do not have any open positions in the Knoxville office.

Notice

Visiting, or interacting with, this website does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Although we are always interested in hearing from visitors to our website, we cannot accept representation on a new matter from either existing clients or new clients until we know that we do not have a conflict of interest that would prevent us from doing so. Therefore, please do not send us any information about any new matter that may involve a potential legal representation until we have confirmed that a conflict of interest does not exist and we have expressly agreed in writing to the representation. Until there is such an agreement, we will not be deemed to have given you any advice, any information you send may not be deemed privileged and confidential, and we may be able to represent adverse parties.