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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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Prepping for the 2014 Proxy Season


January 23, 2014

Please join Bass, Berry & Sims and Broc Romanek, Editor of for Prepping For The 2014 Proxy Season. During the first half of the program, Broc Romanek will bring his quarter century of "Inside the Beltway" experience to bear in laying out all the latest from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Washington. In the second half of the program, Broc Romanek will moderate a panel of experienced practitioners who will cover the latest developments that public companies need to know in order to survive the upcoming proxy season, including proxy usability, shareholder proposals, Dodd-Frank Act implementation, proxy advisor oversight, say-on-pay, the pending pay ratio proposal and other hot topics.

Panelists include:

  • Broc Romanek - Editor of 
  • Will Phillips - Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. 
  • Scott Lynn - Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. 
  • Jay Knight - Associate at Bass, Berry & Sims and former Special Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission 

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