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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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FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

A review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. This report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

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Valere B. Fulwider

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7714 TEL
(615) 742-2855 FAX

Valere B. Fulwider

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7714 TEL
(615) 742-2855 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7714 TEL
(615) 742-2855 FAX

Val Fulwider advises healthcare providers and companies on the operational, regulatory and transactional aspects of their business. As part of her practice, she researches, analyzes and advises clients on Stark and Anti-Kickback issues, reimbursement and billing, licensure and other healthcare regulations that impact acquisitions, contracts and compliance.

Her practice involves: 

  • Operational contracts – Drafting physician employment agreements, laboratory agreements, and complex multi-facility service line agreements with national vendors. 
  • Transactions – Representing healthcare companies in acquisitions of physician practices by hospitals, mergers of hospital companies, and joint ventures among healthcare entities.
  • Complex regulatory analysis – Providing analysis of Federal Stark law issues, Federal Anti-Kickback Statute issues, state laws, licensure, and other healthcare issues that may impact deals, contracts and compliance.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Val worked with the American Heart Association's Office of Public Advocacy providing policy research, development and analysis to support the organization's federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy – Lead Articles Editor

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