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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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Attorney Spotlight: Todd Overman

May 7, 2015

Todd Overman Spotlight headshotTell us about your practice.

Government contracts is a multidisciplinary, "regulatory" practice. We litigate, advise on transactions, help negotiate contracts, and most importantly, counsel on the myriad of rules and regulations that impact government contractors. We pride ourselves on being "subject matter experts" and often team up with other members of the firm on projects, including M&A, litigation and investigations.

What is an interesting trend happening right now related to your field of practice?

Decrease in government expenditures is actually leading to more work in our practice area – increase in bid protests and litigation, consolidation and merging of government contractors, and government contractors continue to be the federal government's guinea pig in terms of regulatory oversight and enforcement.

What is the most fulfilling part of your job?

Helping client solve problems that grow or protect their business.

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