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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 Elects 3 New Members

January 21, 2014

Nashville, Tenn., (January 21, 2014) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Joseph B. Crace, Danielle M. Sloane and Lucas Ross Smith have been elected to membership in the firm.

"We are proud to welcome these three outstanding attorneys to the Firm's partnership. They have exhibited a strong commitment to exceptional client service and continued professional growth," says Todd Rolapp, the firm's managing partner.

Joseph B. Crace (Nashville) Joe focuses his practice on litigation involving alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, derivative litigation, class actions relating to public company mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder disputes. Joe obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Cornell University and graduatedcum laude from the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Danielle M. Sloane (Nashville) Danielle focuses her practice exclusively on healthcare law, advising clients on a multitude of complex regulatory, operational, compliance and transactional issues. Danielle graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, she gained experience in healthcare law and the complex legal needs of academic medical centers through an internship with the University of Virginia Medical Center. Danielle earned a B.A. in biology from the University of Virginia.

Lucas Ross Smith (Nashville) Luke represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act pre-merger filing notifications. Luke obtained an Honors Bachelor of Arts (Greek, Latin and philosophy) at Xavier University, and then obtained a law degree and a master's degree in theological studies through the joint law/divinity program at Vanderbilt University Law School and Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is a professional limited liability company rather than a partnership. Professional limited liability companies have 'members' instead of 'partners.'

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