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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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Brant Phillips Selected for 2015-2016 Leadership Tennessee Class at Lipscomb University

June 17, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. (June 17, 2015) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that W. Brantley Phillips, Jr. as been selected as a member of the 2015-2016 class for Leadership Tennessee. Leadership Tennessee is an initiative of Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership.

Phillips has nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in complex business litigation and healthcare matters. As co-chair of the firm's Securities & Shareholder Litigation Practice Group, Phillips has served as lead counsel to public and private companies and their directors in high-stakes securities and shareholder class actions, derivative actions and business fraud cases. Drawing on his background in public policy, Phillips also routinely assists clients in proceedings before government boards and commissions, with a special focus on obtaining certificates of need and regulatory approvals for the establishment and operation of healthcare facilities and services. Phillips also currently serves on the firm's Executive Committee. He earned his law degree from Washington & Lee University and received a M.P.P. from Duke University and a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College.

Leadership Tennessee is the only statewide leadership education program in the state. The initiative was launched in August 2013 as a 10-month program designed to bring together community members from diverse backgrounds and experiences for an in-depth exploration of the complex issues facing Tennessee, with a focus on how leaders can collaborate to effectively address them. The 2015-2016 class includes 34 business, government, education and nonprofit leaders from across Tennessee. More information about Leadership Tennessee can be found at

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