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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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Matthew M. Curley

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Nashville
(615) 742-7790 TEL
(615) 742-2868 FAX

Matthew M. Curley

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7790 TEL
(615) 742-2868 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7790 TEL
(615) 742-2868 FAX

Matt Curley represents clients in connection with internal and government investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly involving matters of fraud and abuse within the healthcare industry.  Matt has considerable experience in litigating matters under the False Claims Act and in representing clients in actions and investigations brought by government regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) and various state agencies. Matt's clients have included a wide array of healthcare providers, including hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, hospice providers and home health providers, among others. 

Matt's perspective is informed by his prior experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he served as Civil Chief and coordinated the Office's civil enforcement efforts in representing the United States and its agencies in healthcare fraud and abuse actions arising under the False Claims Act.

Matt has been recognized by Chambers USA in Healthcare Governmental Investigations and Fraud and is an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he teaches Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. Matt is a contributor and editor of the firm's annual Healthcare Fraud Year in Review and the firm's Inside the FCA Blog and has served as a member of Law 360's Health Editorial Advisory Board. 

Matt Curley represents clients in connection with internal and governmental investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly involving matters of fraud and abuse within the healthcare industry. Matt has considerable experience in litigating matters under the False Claims Act and in representing clients in actions and investigations brought by government regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) and various state agencies. Matt's clients have included a wide array of healthcare providers, including hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, hospice providers and home health providers, among others. 

Matt's perspective is informed by his prior experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he served as Civil Chief and coordinated the Office's civil enforcement efforts in representing the United States and its agencies in healthcare fraud and abuse actions arising under the False Claims Act.

Matt also has represented clients in complex commercial and class action litigation, including shareholder and derivative actions, before federal and state trial and appellate courts, and has represented a number of companies in internal investigations related to financial reporting issues, employee misconduct and inquiries from regulators.

Matt has been recognized by Chambers USA in Healthcare Governmental Investigations and Fraud and is an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he teaches Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. Matt is a contributor and editor of the firm's annual Healthcare Fraud Year in Review and the firm's Inside the FCA Blog and has served as a member of Law 360's Health Editorial Advisory Board. 

In keeping with the firm's commitment to pro bono representation of clients in need, Matt has devoted significant efforts to pro bono matters, having represented clients in federal criminal actions, a federal civil rights jury trail, and in appellate proceedings. Matt also coordinates the firm's participation in the pro bono representation of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces in conjunction with the National Veteran's Legal Services Program. 

Prior to joining the firm, he also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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American Bar Association — Litigation Section's Commercial & Business Litigation Committee, Class Actions Subcommittee, Co-Chair

Tennessee Bar Association — Litigation Section Executive Council, Chair (2010-2011), Vice-Chair (2009-2010)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Harry Phillips Inn of Court (2004-2008)

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Chambers USA — Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud (2013-2016)

Best Lawyers in America® — Health Care Law; Litigation: Health Care; Litigation: Securities (2012-2017)

Nashville Medical News InCharge Healthcare (2015-2016)

Law360 — Health Editorial Advisory Board (2014)

Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2008-2011)

Phi Beta Kappa

Order of the Coif

Vanderbilt Law Review — Managing Editor

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