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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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Erica Bell Vick

Senior Public Policy Advisor

Nashville
(615) 742-7901 TEL
(615) 248-8782 FAX

Erica Bell Vick

Senior Public Policy Advisor

Nashville
(615) 742-7901 TEL
(615) 248-8782 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7901 TEL
(615) 248-8782 FAX

Erica Vick has worked on multiple landmark public policy initiatives, including enactment of the Civil Justice Act of 2011, the repeal of Tennessee's gift and inheritance taxes, and passage of a constitutional amendment resolution regarding judicial selection. Erica is legislative counsel to a number of businesses and trade associations and is a registered lobbyist with extensive experience representing the interests of financial institutions, healthcare providers, utilities, satellite television, nuclear industry services, and distilled spirits before the Tennessee General Assembly and Executive Branch.

Erica Vick has worked on multiple landmark public policy initiatives, including enactment of the Civil Justice Act of 2011, the repeal of Tennessee's gift and inheritance taxes, and passage of a constitutional amendment resolution regarding judicial selection. Erica is legislative counsel to a number of businesses and trade associations and is a registered lobbyist with extensive experience representing the interests of financial institutions, healthcare providers, utilities, satellite television, nuclear industry services, and distilled spirits before the Tennessee General Assembly and Executive Branch.

Erica's practice includes:

  • Government Advocacy & Public Affairs – Representing clients concerning new legislation, legal definitions and restrictions, business tax exemptions, rule-making proceedings, public-private partnerships, the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses, taxpayer-funded grants, elected representative awareness; participates in various administrative rule-making proceedings and appears before state agencies and commissions; manages and coordinates fundraising and campaign contributions for clients and the firm's political action committee. 
  • Business Disputes – Represents companies in an assortment of cases involving breach of contract, defects in title, employment disputes, fraud and misrepresentation, violations of fiduciary duty, and other business torts.

With extensive knowledge of Tennessee campaign finance law, Erica co-authored the Tennessee chapter of the 2012 State Capital Group's Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook. She has represented several pro bono clients in cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, consumer fraud, and general legal matters.

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Lawyer's Association for Women

Tennessee Lobbyists Association — Board of Directors (2014-2016)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Junior League of Nashville — Advocacy and Public Awareness Chair; Board of Directors (2012-2013)

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Accolades

Law Clerk to the Hon. Diane K. Vescovo, Magistrate Judge, Western District of Tennessee (2003-2004)

Tennessee Law Review — Research Editor

Phi Alpha Delta

John F. Schrankel Scholar

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