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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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Amy Worrell Sterling

Associate

Memphis
(901) 543-5706 TEL
(866) 422-6497 FAX

Amy Worrell Sterling

Associate

Memphis
(901) 543-5706 TEL
(866) 422-6497 FAX
Memphis
(901) 543-5706 TEL
(866) 422-6497 FAX

Amy Worrell Sterling joined Bass, Berry & Sims in October 2007 as an associate in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Previously, she was an associate with Tate Lazarini Brady & Davis, PLC, and she served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Diane K. Vescovo, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Amy primarily focuses her practice on representing brokerage firms, financial institutions, and registered representatives in securities litigation, arbitration, and regulatory matters. A significant amount of her practice has been devoted to defending customer complaints and FINRA arbitration claims related to sales practices, product failure disputes, and fraud and failure to supervise allegations. She also advises and represents clients with respect to regulatory inquiries and proceedings by the SEC, FINRA, and state regulators. Amy has negotiated settlements and employee transition matters and has counseled clients on compliance issues.

Amy Worrell Sterling joined Bass, Berry & Sims in October 2007 as an associate in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Previously, she was an associate with Tate Lazarini Brady & Davis, PLC, and she served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Diane K. Vescovo, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Amy primarily focuses her practice on representing brokerage firms, financial institutions, and registered representatives in securities litigation, arbitration, and regulatory matters.  A significant amount of her practice has been devoted to defending customer complaints and FINRA arbitration claims related to sales practices, product failure disputes, and fraud and failure to supervise allegations.  She also advises and represents clients with respect to regulatory inquiries and proceedings by the SEC, FINRA, and state regulators.  Amy has negotiated settlements and employee transition matters and has counseled clients on compliance issues.  

In addition, Amy has general business litigation experience, having represented clients in state and federal court on matters involving commercial lease disputes, breach of contract disputes, business torts, consumer protection, ERISA and employment issues, and other business disputes.  She is skilled in coordinating and overseeing discovery and large-scale document collection, organization and production, having served as the discovery team lead on more than 300 related arbitrations handled by the firm.

Outside of the office, Amy formerly served as a board member of the University of Memphis Law Alumni board of directors, and also as a board member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association.  She has volunteered as a tutor at a public elementary school in the Memphis area and as a big sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis.

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Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) — Compliance & Legal Society

Memphis Bar Association — Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors (2008-2009)

University of Memphis Law Alumni — Board of Directors (2007-2010)

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University of Memphis Law Review — Senior Notes and Comments Editor (2005-2006)

University of Memphis Advanced Moot Court Competition — Champion and Best Brief (2004)

Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Methods — Best Oral Advocate (2004)

Dean's Distinguished Service Award

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