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Alere logoBass, Berry & Sims routinely assists our clients in obtaining the Certificates of Need (CON) that are required to initiate healthcare services in Tennessee and other states. Recently, the firm assisted a leading homecare provider – Alere Women's and Children's Health LLC – obtain three CONs to significantly expand its services. Each of these CON applications was unanimously approved by Tennessee regulators. The expansion of Alere's services into all 95 Tennessee counties will greatly improve access to critical maternal and fetal medicine services in the state.

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Alere CON Approved for Middle Tennessee Region

Alere CON Approved for East Tennessee Region

Alere CON Approved for West Tennessee Region

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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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Wallace W. Dietz

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Nashville
(615) 742-6276 TEL
(615) 742-2776 FAX

Wallace W. Dietz

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6276 TEL
(615) 742-2776 FAX

Cited by Chambers USA for his experience and judgment handling shareholder class actions, internal investigations and healthcare fraud, Wally Dietz has more than 30 years of experience guiding his clients through complex litigation and investigations where exposure is significant. Wally has notable successes negotiating with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Tennessee Attorney General and other governmental agencies, oftentimes producing a favorable result in a very short time frame. His work representing clients in connection with possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and other anti-corruption issues has taken him to Asia, Africa, Europe and Central America.

Wally is the chair of the firm's Compliance & Government Investigations (CGI) Practice Group and serves as the firm's liaison partner for its Washington, D.C. office.

Cited by Chambers USA for his experience and judgment handling shareholder class actions, internal investigations and healthcare fraud, Wally Dietz has more than 30 years of experience guiding his clients through complex litigation and investigations where exposure is significant. Wally has notable successes negotiating with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Tennessee Attorney General and other governmental agencies, oftentimes producing a favorable result in a very short time frame. His work representing clients in connection with possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and other anti-corruption issues has taken him to Asia, Africa, Europe and Central America.

Wally is the chair of the firm's Compliance & Government Investigations (CGI) Practice Group and serves as the firm's liaison partner for its Washington, D.C. office.  His practice includes:

  • Internal Investigations & Special Projects – Conducting internal and governmental investigations involving healthcare fraud and abuse and the FCPA and complex business and commercial litigation, including cases involving shareholder class action litigation, business torts, trade secrets, healthcare law and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse – Representing healthcare companies facing whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act (FCA) or violations of the Stark Law or Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Shareholder Class Actions – Defends directors and officers against allegation related to fiduciary duties, waste, governance and other matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Wally served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. Wally was also a legislative assistant and media aide to former U.S. Senator Jim Sasser.

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Memberships

Nashville Bar Association — Board Member (2003-2006)

District of Columbia Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Lex Mundi — Global Chair, Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Committee

Nashville Pro Bono, Inc. — President (1994-1995)

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Litigation: Securities "Lawyer of the Year" (2016); Nashville Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions "Lawyer of the Year" (2014), Nashville Litigation: Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)

Best Lawyers in America® — Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Health Care Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Litigation: Banking and Finance; Litigation: Health Care; Litigation: Mergers and Acquisition; Litigation: Securities; Trade Secrets Law (2006-2016)

Chambers USA — Litigation: General Commercial (2003-2015)

Benchmark Litigation — Local Litigation Star: Tennessee (2012-2016)

Super Lawyers — Corporate Counsel Edition

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2015)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2012)

Nashville Bar Association Liberty Bell Award

American Criminal Law Review — Associate Editor (1980-1982)

Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., United States District Judge, Middle District of Tennessee (1982-1983)

Speechwriter and Press Aide to United States Senator Jim Sasser, Washington, D.C. (1977-1981)

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