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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 Employees To Serve in Leadership Positions for Legal Marketing Association

January 8, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (January 8, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that two employees have been appointed to serve in leadership positions of the international and local city group of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). Kimberly D. Bell will serve as Treasurer of the LMA board. Eleanor A. Smith will serve as Nashville City Group Chair of the LMA Southeastern Chapter.

Bell currently serves as the Managing Director of the Litigation Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. She has more than 17 years of law firm marketing, business development and communications experience.

Smith currently serves as the Managing Director of the Healthcare Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. Smith has worked at the firm for more than seven years and was promoted to her current position in 2010.

About LMA
Founded in 1985, the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) is the universal voice of the legal marketing and business development profession, a forum that brings together CMOs to entry-level specialists from firms of all sizes, consultants and vendors, lawyers, marketers from other professions and marketing students to share their collective knowledge. LMA has 19 chapters and 26 city groups across the U.S. and Canada, and its more than 3,000 members hail from 48 U.S. states and 15 countries. More than 80 percent of the largest 250 U.S. law firms employ an LMA member. Members at every stage in their career development benefit from participating in LMA’s array of programs and services. For more information, visit

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

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