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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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Civil and Criminal Investigations of the DOJ


November 15, 2017
Civil and Criminal Investigations of the DOJ | White Collar Crime | November 15, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lisa Rivera will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Regional Event. Featuring a wide breadth of experience and varying perspectives, the program panelists will discuss how to best navigate parallel proceedings under the Yates Memo. During this 90-minute program, they will cover substantive information, including:

  • An overview of DOJ civil and criminal investigations and how the U.S. Attorney's office and the DOJ work together
  • How the Civil and Criminal divisions of the U.S. Attorney's office work with each other in parallel proceedings
  • How statements made in the civil process can have ramifications in a criminal case
  • How corporations should respond to potential charges
  • What to do if your company is the victim

Featured Speakers:

  • William C. Killian, Former U.S. Attorney (Moderator)
  • Robert Gallagher, Partner, PwC
  • Dean Kinsman, Cyber Squad, FBI Nashville - Memphis Division
  • Jennifer Peters, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, LifePoint Health
  • Lisa S. Rivera, Member, Bass Berry & Sims PLC
  • Edward L. Stanton III, Partner, Butler Snow LLP

This program is co-hosted by the ABA Criminal Justice Section, PwC and Bass, Berry & Sims. It will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Nashville office of Bass, Berry & Sims from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with a reception to follow after the program. It is pending approval for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. For more information and registration, click here.

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