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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Attorney Bill Ozier Named One of Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys

June 27, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (June 27, 2012) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Bill Ozier was named one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine. Ozier was the only Tennessee attorney named to the list of 100 attorneys. The list was prepared exclusively for HRE by Lawdragon using curriculum-vitae analyses, evaluations by clients and peers and reporting by the Lawdragon staff. 

Ozier has more than 40 years of experience practicing employment law. He has represented employers throughout the state of Tennessee in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, education and healthcare. Ozier currently serves on the board of directors for the two of the leading business organizations in the state. He serves as chair of the board of directors of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is also the secretary and a member of the executive committee and board of the Tennessee Business Roundtable. Ozier has served as chairman of the Labor Law Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association. 

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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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With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions and litigation matters in the country. For more information, visit

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