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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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The Fundamentals of Economic Sanctions: What Every Sanctions Professional in Canada Needs to Know About U.S. and Canadian Restrictions and Penalty Risks


October 5, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Thad McBride will lead a pre-conference workshop at American Conference Institute's (ACI) "Canadian Forum On Economic Sanctions Compliance & Enforcement." Thad's working group is titled "The Fundamentals of Economic Sanctions: What Every Sanctions Professional in Canada Needs to Know About U.S. and Canadian Restrictions and Penalty Risks." This interactive working group is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of both the U.S. and Canada's primary sanctions regimes including: Russia/Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Libya, Cuba, Venezuela and Myanmar. It will also provide a thorough synopsis of SDN lists, Anti-Terrorism, Drug Kingpin, and Cybersecurity sanctions.

Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for October 5, and the forum will be held October 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto, Canada. For more information and registration, visit the ACI website

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