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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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The Interplay Between Social Media and Healthcare Privacy

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March 31, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Lisa Rivera and Meredith Thompson will speak at a regional CLE workshop, "Brave New World: Emerging Cyber and Electronic Issues in Health Care Litigation," presented by the ABA Section of Health Law Litigation Committee and Products Liability Committee.  Meredith will moderate and Lisa will serve as a panelist during the session, titled "The Interplay Between Social Media and Healthcare Privacy." The session will address the ever-increasing lawsuits brought by patients and residents of healthcare providers after their pictures and personal information surface on social media.  Topics will include:

  • How providers' privacy obligations are affected by the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchap
  • Causes of action for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress and violations of HIPAA
  • Best practices for developing social media policies and procedures
  • Management of employees' use of devices at work

This workshop will be held at the Nashville office of Baker Donelson on Friday, March 31, 2017. This program has been approved for 3 hours of Tennessee CLE credit. For more information and registration, visit the ABA website.


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