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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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Regulation of Consumer Data - The View From D.C.


January 30, 2014

Please join us for the first GC and Compliance Officer Forum of 2014. This forum will provide insight from inside the Beltway for general counsel and compliance officers whose businesses deal with consumer data and credit reporting. A panel of experienced counsel will walk through the life cycle of a financial services investigation and enforcement action as conducted by the Federal Trade Commission or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The panel will include perspectives from the in-house counsel and FTC attorneys who recently negotiated the second largest civil penalty in the history of the Fair Credit Reporting Act:

  • Katherine Armstrong - Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
  • Lynn V. Cravey - Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Fidelity National Information Services
  • Wallace W. Dietz - Member, Bass, Berry & Sims, Financial Services Compliance & Litigation
  • David R. Esquivel - Member, Bass, Berry & Sims, Financial Services Compliance & Litigation

At lunch, Stuart Pratt, President of the Consumer Data Industry Association, will present a keynote address with the latest developments from Congress and the federal regulatory agencies on issues of consumer data and privacy. The CDIA, founded in 1906 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an international trade association whose mission is to support companies that offer consumer information reporting services. It is the largest trade association of its kind with a membership of approximately 180 consumer credit organizations.

This forum has been approved for Tennessee CLE credit.

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