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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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Thad McBride Comments on Cuba's Removal from U.S. List of State Terrorism Sponsors

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May 29, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Thad McBride provided comments for a Wall Street Journal article discussing what American companies can expect following the U.S. formally removing Cuba from its list of state terrorism sponsors. Thad, who is head of the firm's international trade practice, told the Journal that while some people and companies are authorized to go to Cuba for business exploration purposes, they remain unable to sign deals. "You're a step closer to doing business, but it ultimately doesn't change the calculus about making it any easier to do business in Cuba now," Thad said.

The full article, "Little Change for Companies Seeking Cuba Business After De-Listing," was published by the Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal on May 29 and is available online.

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