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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Sylvia Yi

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Sylvia Yi

Associate

Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2993 TEL
(202) 379-3512 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2993 TEL
(202) 379-3512 FAX

Sylvia Yi represents businesses across a broad range of sectors as they move through the contracting process with federal, state and local governments. Her practice includes counseling public and private companies in the international marketplace on legal considerations and the potential implications of a changing compliance landscape. Sylvia also advises clients in responding to criminal and government investigations. She is a regular contributor to the firm's Government Contracts & International Trade Blog, where she provides insight on the demanding and ever-changing regulatory environment. 

More specifically, Sylvia's practice encompasses: 

  • Government Contracts – Sylvia litigates bid protests and size protests, and guides clients through managing the government claims process and overseeing compliance in dealings with the federal government. She is well-versed in identifying red flag issues, reviewing contracts for compliance, analyzing merger and acquisitions risks and assisting with required filings with regulatory agencies.
  • International Trade – She helps clients navigate the complex regulations associated with a global marketplace. Sylvia works closely with clients facing import and export compliance sanctions issues such as investigations, disclosures of violations, and compliance policy development and training. She assists companies with matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) mitigation by the Defense Security Service.
  • Compliance & Government Investigations/White-Collar Crime – Counseling clients globally through criminal and civil government enforcement matters and responding to federal, state or local government investigations. Her representation includes compliance policy development and training, conducting internal investigations and responding to government investigations. 

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Sylvia assisted in drafting comprehensive course material specializing in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) for CLE approved training sessions for government contracting professionals. In law school, she was a procurement and acquisition law intern at the Department of Homeland Security and a judicial intern at the D.C. Contract Appeals Board.

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American Bar Association – Section of Public Contract Law, Young Lawyers Committee, Vice Chair (2017-Current)

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Publication:

  • Note, State and Local Governments: Ditch the GSA Schedule and Do It Yourself, 44 Pub. Cont. L.J. 573 (Summer 2015)

Accolades

Public Contract Law Journal — Notes Editor & Technology Editor

2015 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — Co-Chair

2014 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — First Place

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