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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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Rodrigo N. Valle

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7808 TEL
(615) 742-0478 FAX

Rodrigo N. Valle

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7808 TEL
(615) 742-0478 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7808 TEL
(615) 742-0478 FAX

Rod Valle advises clients across a broad range of industries in intellectual property (IP) related matters and technology-based transactions, including license agreements, software and technology service transactions, strategic relationships, and mergers and acquisitions involving technology and IP assets. Rod also works with companies on a variety of trademark and franchise related issues. In addition, Rod has significant experience representing clients with respect to enforcing their intellectual property rights, including handling intellectual property and licensing disputes.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Rod was an associate at Ropes & Gray working out of the New York and Tokyo offices. After law school, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Prior to law school, Rod worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Life Scientist. Rod is fluent in Spanish and French.

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Publications:

  • "2014 Year-in-Review: Important U.S. Patent Law Developments – A Busy Tech Year" (co-author), Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (January 30, 2015)
  • "The Multi-party Infringement Puzzle" (co-author), The Patent Lawyer (November/December 2012)

Presentation:

  • "Protecting Your Secrets: Best Practices in NDA Drafting and Safeguarding Trade Secrets," Presenter, Japan In-House Counsel Network Seminar (June 2014)

Accolades

Oxford International IP Moot Court – First Place

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