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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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Lucas Ross Smith

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Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX

Lucas Ross Smith

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX

Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke's knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.

Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke's knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.

Luke also has defended public and private companies involved in antitrust class action lawsuits, ranging from allegations of price fixing to fraud. Working with businesses that face a wide variety of antitrust compliance challenges, Luke's practice involves:

  • Analysis of prospective mergers and acquisitions.
  • Pre-merger antitrust clearance and investigations under the HSR Act before the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.
  • Guidance on issues related to interlocking directorates.

Luke's commercial litigation experience includes defending clients accused of False Claims Act violations and breach of contract. He also has experience leading major electronic discovery projects in complex litigation.

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