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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Elects Six New Members

January 23, 2018

Nashville, Tenn., (January 23, 2018) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce the election of six new members in the firm: Douglas W. Dahl II, Lara A. Flatau, Charles G. Jarboe, Sehrish Siddiqui, Justin T. Starling and Erica Bell Vick.

"It is my pleasure to announce the elevation to membership of these six admirable attorneys. I'm proud to recognize their strong commitment to providing superior client value and I congratulate them on this achievement," said Todd Rolapp, the firm's managing partner.

Douglas W. Dahl II (Nashville) – Dahl has a broad practice advising both public and private companies on all issues related to the legal compliance and tax-qualification of ERISA-covered employee benefit plans, as well as executive compensation and equity plan matters. He regularly assists with employee benefit issues that arise during and following various corporate transactions and events, such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and bankruptcies. Dahl earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center (2007), a J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law (2006) and a B.A. from Kansas State University (2002).

Lara A. Flatau (Nashville) – Flatau counsels healthcare companies on joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions. She works with clients to structure operations in compliance with federal and state regulatory and operational issues and offers guidance on day-to-day matters, including healthcare regulatory analysis, licensure and other issues related to the corporate practice of medicine. Flatau earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School (2009) and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University (2005). 

Charles G. Jarboe (Nashville) – Jarboe concentrates his practice on complex business and commercial litigation matters. He has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States, in arbitrations and mediations, and before government regulatory agencies. Jarboe also regularly advises businesses during their contract negotiations and drafting with an eye toward minimizing future risk. Jarboe earned a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law (2009) and a B.A. from the University of Virginia (2006).

Sehrish Siddiqui (Memphis) – Siddiqui counsels a wide variety of public companies primarily in the areas of corporate finance, compliance and governance. She has served as counsel to underwriters, agents and issuers for more than 100 initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and at-the-market programs of various NYSE- and Nasdaq-traded entities. Siddiqui earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (2009) and a B.A. from the University of Memphis (2005).

Justin T. Starling (Memphis) – Starling advises clients on complex commercial real estate and financial transactions. He represents developers, investors, borrowers and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate investment. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in more than $10 billion in financings and $2.5 billion in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and development and redevelopment projects. Starling earned a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law (2008), an M.C.R.P. from the University of Memphis (2004) and a B.A. from Rhodes College (2002).

Erica Bell Vick (Nashville) – Vick serves as legislative counsel to a number of businesses and trade associations and is a registered lobbyist with extensive experience representing the interests of clients before the Tennessee General Assembly and the state executive branch. Throughout her career, Vick has worked on multiple landmark public policy initiatives and represented clients in matters where government and business intersect. Vick earned a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law (2003) and a B.A. from the University of Tennessee (2000).

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is a professional limited liability company rather than a partnership. Professional limited liability companies have 'members' instead of 'partners.'

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