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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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Arbitration: Issues and Strategies


March 15, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Shep Tate spoke at the 2016 Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar hosted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). The Annual Seminar addresses topics of interest to the securities industry and is attended by more then 2,000 compliance and legal professionals. Shep's session was titled "Arbitration: Issues and Strategies" and addressed a variety of topics, including:

  • Fiduciary Duty Issues  
  • Conflicts in Joint Representation
  • Motions to Vacate Arbitration Awards
  • Arguing Damages
  • Motions to Recuse Arbitrators

The 2016 SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar was held March 13-16, 2016 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. For more information, click here

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