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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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Journey to Justice: The Role of Law in Affecting Social Change as Examined Through the Legacy of Constance Baker Motley, Advocate and Jurist


November 12, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brook Lathram will participate as part of the panel examining the legacy of the late Judge Constance Baker Motley. During this Continuing Legal Education seminar, various professors, attorneys, and federal judges will provide their perspective on the impact of Judge Motley's career. Judge Motley was the first African American female appointed to the federal bench. Prior to her appointment to the federal bench, she served as a staff attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. from 1946 to 1964. As a staff attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, she argued ten cases before the United States Supreme Court, winning nine of them. Two of the ten cases she argued before the Supreme Court resulted in the desegregation of Memphis' public parks, recreational facilities and municipal airport restaurants.

The seminar will be held Thursday, November 12 from 12:45 - 5:00 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. To learn more about the event or to register, please visit the Eventbrite website.

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