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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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Rachael Andersen-Watts

Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX

Rachael Andersen-Watts

Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX

Rachael Andersen-Watts assists healthcare clients in operational, compliance and transactional matters. She conducts research and advises hospitals regarding mergers and acquisitions, and in support and compliance matters. In addition, Rachael represents hospitals and physician groups with regard to licensure issues, including advising clients regarding Medicaid and Medicare enrollments.

In addition to her work at the firm, Rachael is also a Legal Research and Writing Instructor at Vanderbilt Law School, where she teaches legal writing to first year students.

Before joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Rachael assisted in the representation of hospitals in contract and tort litigation, drafting pleadings, motions, discovery documents and briefs. Rachael also worked with the Detroit-based firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP where she advised healthcare clients on supply chain contracting, compliance issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Tennessee Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Publications:

  • Co-author, Annual Survey of Michigan Law, Environmental, 55 Wayne L. R. 313 (Spring 2009).
  • High Price for Small Errors in RHQDAPU Reporting, AHLA RAP Sheet (December 2008).
  • Recognizing Our Dangerous Gifts: Applying the Social Model to Mental Illness, 14 Mich. St. J. Med. & Law 201 (2008).
  • The Failure of Breast Cancer Informed Consent Statutes, 14 Mich. J. Gender & Law 141 (2008).

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Michigan Journal of Gender & Law — Staff

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