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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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Wally Dietz Comments on Return of Bob Cooper to Bass, Berry & Sims

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May 11, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Wally Dietz, chair of the firm's Compliance & Government Investigations practice, was quoted in The National Law Journal article about the growing trend of law firms hiring former state attorneys general. The article notes the recent return to Bass, Berry & Sims of former Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. "Bob" Cooper Jr. Bob will advise clients on matters related to compliance and enforcement issues and assist clients in responding to internal investigations from federal, state or local government. "It's pretty simple for us," Wally told the publication. "Our government investigations practice has exploded in the last several years." 

The full article "Firms Race For State AG Practices," was published by The National Law Journal on May 11 and is available online. 

In addition, several media outlets published stories about Bob Cooper rejoining Bass, Berry & Sims, including:

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