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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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Kevin Douglas on Online Shareholder Proxy Voting for Investor’s Business Daily

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March 8, 2010

Kevin Douglas, attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims, was interviewed regarding online shareholder proxy voting for Investor's Business Daily. The article by Sheila Riley, titled "Web Sites Help Encourage Shareholder Proxy Voting," appears in the March 5, 2010 edition.

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Companies, too, see benefits in online proxy voting and online shareholder education.

"There's nothing wrong with making it easier for shareholders to vote online. That's a good thing," said Kevin Douglas, a Nashville attorney with Bass Berry & Sims, which represents many corporations.

But Douglas points out that sites that promote online voting and make recommendations to shareholders typically aren't neutral. Advocates tend to be shareholder activists who are more likely to oppose management viewpoints. That doesn't give the whole story, he says.

"Nothing's wrong with that, but from the corporate perspective they don't represent the full spectrum of shareholder views," Douglas says.

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