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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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John E. Kelly

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John E. Kelly

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Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2953 TEL
(202) 478-0349 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2953 TEL
(202) 478-0349 FAX

John Kelly is a former federal prosecutor, an experienced trial attorney and Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office. John represents companies and individuals in internal investigations, government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and civil litigation in matters related to healthcare fraud and abuse (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law), the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and other regulatory and compliance issues. He also has experience in cases involving procurement fraud, securities fraud, accounting fraud, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering. John's practice spans across a number of industries with a particular emphasis on healthcare and life sciences. John has been named one of Washington, D.C.'s Super Lawyers.

John had a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice (DOJ) where he held a number of leadership positions:

  • Assistant Chief for Healthcare Fraud, Criminal Division, Fraud Section – Investigated, prosecuted and supervised healthcare fraud cases nationwide.
  • Lead Prosecutor, Medicare Fraud Strike Force, Los Angeles, CA – Directed and supervised agents, prosecutors and investigations.
  • Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys – Worked closely with leadership at the DOJ, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, HHS-OIG, FBI, DEA, and other agencies.
  • Assistant United States Attorney; Western and Northern Districts of New York

John Kelly is a former federal prosecutor, an experienced trial attorney and Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office. John represents companies and individuals in internal investigations, government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and civil litigation in matters related to healthcare fraud and abuse (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law), the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and other regulatory and compliance issues. He also has experience in cases involving procurement fraud, securities fraud, accounting fraud, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering. John's practice spans across a number of industries with a particular emphasis on healthcare and life sciences. John has been named one of Washington, D.C.'s Super Lawyers.

John had a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice (DOJ) where he held a number of leadership positions:

  • Assistant Chief for Healthcare Fraud, Criminal Division, Fraud Section – Investigated, prosecuted and supervised healthcare fraud cases nationwide.
  • Lead Prosecutor, Medicare Fraud Strike Force, Los Angeles, CA – Directed and supervised agents, prosecutors and investigations.
  • Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys – Worked closely with leadership at the DOJ, U.S. Attorneys' Offices, HHS-OIG, FBI, DEA, and other agencies.
  • Assistant United States Attorney; Western and Northern Districts of New York

John is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to healthcare fraud and abuse, the FCPA, the FDCA and compliance programs. John is frequently quoted in national media outlets on various compliance and government enforcement matters. His opinions have been published in articles by The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Modern Healthcare, Law360 and others. He has been invited to speak at conferences and seminars nationwide. In addition, John was a regular instructor at the DOJ's national training center lecturing on trial advocacy, criminal procedure, evidence, ethics and healthcare fraud. He was selected by the Justice Department to teach trial advocacy to judges and prosecutors in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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District of Columbia Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association — Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference Planning Committee, Vice Chair (2012-2015); Health Law Section's Health Law and Policy Coordinating Committee Liaison for the Fraud and Compliance Interest Group (2012-2013)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, Lead Coordinator (2014-2016), Conference Planning Committee of the Fraud & Compliance Institute, Member (2015-2016); Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Enforcement Committee, Co-Chair (2013-2014)

AdvaMed Medical Technology Learning Institute Advisory Council

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Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

2013 Irish Legal 100

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General — "Cooperative Achievement Award"

Executive Office for United States Attorneys — "Director's Award for Superior Performance in Public Service"

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