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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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Kathryn Hannen Walker

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Nashville
(615) 742-7855 TEL
(615) 742-2844 FAX

Kathryn Hannen Walker

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7855 TEL
(615) 742-2844 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7855 TEL
(615) 742-2844 FAX

Kathryn serves as assistant chair for the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, including international investigations. Kathryn has represented U.S. and foreign clients in jury and bench trials, mediations and arbitrations. She has extensive experience in data management and e-discovery, leading massive electronic data analysis projects in high-stakes litigation and investigations.

Kathryn serves as assistant chair for the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, including international investigations. Kathryn has represented U.S. and foreign clients in jury and bench trials, mediations and arbitrations. She has extensive experience in data management and e-discovery, leading massive electronic data analysis projects in high-stakes litigation and investigations.

  • Intellectual Property and Technology - Kathryn regularly advises clients on efficiently and effectively managing their data and has exceptional experience leading major discovery projects in complex litigation and investigations. Kathryn has litigated multiple intellectual property rights disputes involving copyright and trademark infringement, and counsels clients on IP issues, including contests and sweepstakes.
  • Commercial - Kathryn represents businesses in complicated commercial litigation matters in a wide variety of industries, including insurance and healthcare. She has experience litigating substantial contract and insurance coverage disputes—with an extensive experience in both federal and state courts. She has successfully negotiated sophisticated and creative settlements in a variety of contract disputes and business transactions.
  • Investigations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) - Kathryn has extensive experience conducting internal investigations. She has led multiple document collection and data review teams in high-stakes domestic and international investigations, including multiple FCPA matters. She has significant experience with foreign data privacy laws and delivering cost effective, time-sensitive data-based fact-finding.

Prior to attending law school, she was an art historian and art curator with a specialty in Contemporary American Art and 19th Century British Art. 

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Best Lawyers in America® — Commercial Litigation (2015-2017)

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) — 2013 Fellows Program

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2008)

Vanderbilt Law Review — Executive Editor

Phi Beta Kappa

Presidential Scholar

Henry Luce Fellow Finalist

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