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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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Successful Representation of President of Company in a Suspension by the Department of Education

Client Type: Individual

Bass Berry & Sims represented the president of a large Department of Education contractor who had been suspended by the Department. Along with the president, the Department suspended the company and current and former employees based on allegations that the company had failed to comply with its contractual obligations. After submitting a response addressing the concerns raised in the suspension notice, meeting with the Department’s Suspending and Debarring Official, and responding to multiple rounds of questions from the agency necessitated in part by the complexity of the multi-party action, the suspension was terminated without an administrative agreement.

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