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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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John Kelly Provides Insight on How the DOJ Might Proceed in the FCPA Prosecution of Wal-Mart for Main Justice

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April 24, 2012

John Kelly, Bass, Berry & Sims’ FCPA attorney and former Department of Justice (DOJ) official, comments on the pending prosecution of Wal-Mart for allegations of widespread bribery in Mexico under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The article, "FCPA Prosecution of Wal-Mart May Hinge on Limitations Period," was published on the Main Justice website. It is thought that the DOJ will likely be searching for ways to stretch the limitations period for FCPA, looking for an "overt act" in the past five years.

"All they need is someone to say 'Yes, these programs continued,'" John Kelly is quoted saying.


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