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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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Robert W. Horton Named Among the 2011 Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, Up-and-Comers

September 19, 2011

Nashville, Tenn., (September 19, 2011) - Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) W. Horton has been named one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, Up-and-Comers, for 2011 by Human Resource Executive magazine.

Horton, who serves as chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice, has 19 years of experience both litigating and advising clients on a day-to-day basis regarding various employment related issues, including discipline and discharge, discrimination and civil rights, sexual harassment, and non-competition agreements. He also assists clients with various disability and leave issues under the ADA and FMLA, wage and hour issues, drug and alcohol testing, veterans’ employment rights, union avoidance and other issues.

The Up-and-Comers list of 40 attorneys includes those accomplished employment and labor-law stars most likely to take their place on the Top 100 or one of the Top 20 specialists' lists in the years ahead. The list is compiled by Human Resource Magazine and Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients.

About Human Resource Executive ® magazine
Human Resource Executive® was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. Written primarily for vice presidents and directors of human resources, the magazine provides these key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators.

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