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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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Jessie Zeigler Elected Secretary of The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc.

January 5, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jessie Zeigler was elected to the position of Secretary of The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc., effective January 1, 2016. Jessie joins the Network's six-member Executive Committee and will serve on the Executive Committee for four years. In her first year, Jessie will serve as Secretary, in which position Jessie will oversee the proper recording of proceedings of meetings of the corporation and the board of directors.

The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. is a not-for-profit membership association consisting of 21 law firms throughout the U.S. and Canada. The goal of the Network is to provide clients with high-quality trial and litigation representation through advances in education, technology, business and science. To read more about the Network, please visit the association's website at

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