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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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Michael Dagley Examines Role of Corporate Counsel in Protection of Company Assets

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January 11, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Michael Dagley was interviewed for an article detailing possible ways corporate counsel can better protect company assets. As an example, Michael suggests that corporate counsel approach in-house departments with a more aggressive and plaintiff-oriented focus. As Michael points out in the article, "don't see your role as corporate counsel as being purely defensive. Your role can be to watch for and identify viable claims for the company." Applying this approach could help convert in-house departments from cost centers into revenue-generating profit centers. As Michael suggests in the article, one way to apply this approach is in the writing and review of certain vendor contracts to alter the historic assignment of liability, such as with software or cyberliability contracts.

The full article, "Corporate Counsel Can Better Protect Their Companies By Being More Aggressive Litigators, Bass, Berry & Sims’s Michael Dagley Says," was published by Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Law & Accountability Report and in BNA's Corporate Counsel Weekly on January 5, 2016 and is available in the PDF below.

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