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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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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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Tennessee Bar Association — Litigation Section Executive Committee

Nashville Bar Association

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Best Lawyers in America® — Commercial Litigation (2015-2018)

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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