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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Attorney Spotlight: Jamie Brown

June 3, 2015

Jamie Brown Attorney SpotlightTell us about your practice.

I practice corporate governance and securities litigation. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims in July 2014, I practiced in Delaware, where I focused on corporate governance/breach of fiduciary duty stockholder litigation. I practiced with a boutique firm (Bouchard, Margules & Friedlander) that split its time between plaintiff and defense work, which gave me well rounded experience. The Delaware Court of Chancery has a very limited number of routine players, so it was a great community to be a part of, and I really enjoyed the expedited proceedings and efficiency of that court. I enjoy working with clients that are experiencing intracorporate conflicts or going through a business divorce.

Why did you choose to pursue a career in the legal field?

I chose a career in the legal field after interning on Capitol Hill. I had previously been active politically and intended on pursuing a career in politics, but became very disenchanted with politicians and law-making. I started studying the history of the Supreme Court and became an intern for Chief Justice Roberts and my interest migrated to law.

How did you get involved in your pro bono efforts with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)?

I got involved with CASA by reaching out to the volunteer director. I pursued the opportunity because it would give me access to a totally unfamiliar world – both in and outside of the courtroom. I've had the opportunity to meet and get to know our family court judges and am learning some family law, which is helpful. The best part about being a CASA is that I get to protect children from abuse and neglect. Prior to becoming a CASA, I never witnessed child abuse firsthand. What I have seen now confirms that there is a huge need for our community to work together and hold adults accountable for how they treat their children – CASA is an organization that responds to that need and I am proud to be a part of it.

Read Jamie's recent volunteer profile with CASA on the organization's website.


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