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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Kathryn Hannen Walker Named an LCLD Fellow for 2013

April 11, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (April 11, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC announced today that one of its members, Kathryn Hannen Walker, has been selected to join the 2013 Fellows Class of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). For the next two years, Walker will participate in this landmark program created by LCLD to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. More than 150 attorneys from around the country will participate in the program, which will provide leadership training and networking opportunities.

Founded in 2009, the LCLD is a growing organization of more than 200 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. Its goal is to help its member organizations find, hire, retain, promote and engage the best talent. Since its inception, LCLD has developed several innovative programs to address “pipeline” issues that face the profession, encouraging minorities and women to enter the law and supplying programs to increase their likelihood of success in law school and beyond. Bass, Berry & Sims joined LCLD in 2010.

"We are very proud to have Kathryn joining the Fellows Class," said Sam Felker, attorney and chair of the diversity committee at Bass, Berry & Sims. "She joins a select group of experienced attorneys from diverse backgrounds who have been recognized for their potential as leaders in their organizations."

Walker is a Member of Bass, Berry & Sims’ Litigation Practice, currently serving as assistant chair of the group. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations and she has extensive experience in data management and e-discovery, leading massive electronic data analysis projects in high-stakes litigation and investigations. Walker is a frequent speaker on e-discovery and data privacy issues and is involved in the Tennessee Bar Association. She is also an active community volunteer.

About LCLD
Formed in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is made up of the general counsels of the nation’s preeminent corporations and of the managing partners of the nation’s leading law firms. The Fellows Program is one of several initiatives launched by LCLD since the organization’s creation. For more information on the LCLD, please visit www.lcldnet.org.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
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 www.bassberry.com.


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