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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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Brian Iverson Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

July 20, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (July 20, 2016) – Washington, D.C. attorney Brian R. Iverson of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). 

Iverson concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of disputes in federal courts, state courts, administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. His practice focuses on intellectual property, financial services, government contracts and other complex disputes at the trial and appellate levels across the country. Iverson is an Assistant Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and a member of its Pro Bono Committee, coordinating pro bono services for the Veterans Consortium, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program and the Wounded Warrior Project. He earned a law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law (2008), magna cum laude, and a B.B.A. from Belmont University (2005), cum laude. His other honors include selection as a "Rising Star" in the 2014-2016 editions of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers.

About Litigation Counsel of America
The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows. For more information, visit

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 260 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, visit

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