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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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Sehrish Siddiqui Recognized by Lawyers Of Color

July 29, 2014

Nashville, Tenn., (July 29, 2014) – Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that Sehrish Siddiqui recently was recognized by Lawyers Of Color in their annual Hot List 2014. This list recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys who are excelling in the legal profession. Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color's Hot List 2014 Issue, distributed on July 28, 2014. 

Siddiqui grew up in Memphis and joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 2009. She counsels national public and private companies, including real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business development companies (BDCs), on a variety of transactions and matters, primarily related to corporate finance, compliance and governance. Prior to joining the firm, Siddiqui interned at the SEC in the Office of the Inspector General where she assisted with internal audits and investigations. She is active in the firm's pro bono activities and, for the past several years, has helped coordinate the firm's involvement in the free legal clinic for seniors. In addition, Siddiqui is active in a number of philanthropic and civic causes and currently serves on the board of the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA).

The honorees in the Hot List 2014 were chosen through a two-pronged process led by Lawyers Of Color. The selection committee – comprised of the editorial staff and advisers, as well as law school fellows and interns – spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. In addition, nominations were accepted from mentors, peers and colleagues. The committee made editorial picks based on research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives. The honorees include in-house counsel, government attorneys, or law firm associates and partners. For the full list of honorees, click here.

About Lawyers Of Color
Lawyers of Color (LOC) initially was founded as On Being A Black Lawyer but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Our company provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to our clients. With a core readership of 35,000, nearly 200,000 unique blog visitors, and nearly 4,000 followers and fans, we have the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization.

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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