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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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What Does a Civil and Criminal Healthcare Fraud Investigation Look Like Today?

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October 6, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lisa Rivera will speak at the American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Forum. Lisa will speak on Thursday, October 6 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the topic of, "What Does a Civil and Criminal Healthcare Fraud Investigation Look Like Today?"

Topics will include:

  • The focus and consideration of individual liability in corporate healthcare fraud investigations before and after the Yates Memo
  • Similarities and differences between corporate healthcare investigations and the focus on corporate individual/managers in both the civil and criminal divisions of the US Attorney's Office
  • Considerations for a civil Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) when conducting a corporate/individual healthcare fraud and False Claims Act investigation, and coordination with criminal division AUSAs
  • Considerations for a criminal AUSA when conducting a corporate/individual healthcare fraud criminal investigation, and coordination with the civil division AUSAs
  • Walk through a sample parallel criminal and civil corporate health care investigation, discussing focus and considerations for both the criminal and civil AUSAs, and challenges that target companies and individuals may encounter
  • The impact in resolving criminal and civil matters, including what is expected by corporate "cooperation"

The forum will be held October 5-7, 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information and registration, visit the American Health Lawyers Association website.


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