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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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Sylvia Yi

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Sylvia Yi

Attorney

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 as they move through the contracting process with federal, state and local governments. Her practice also includes counseling public and private companies across a range of industries related to their business in the international marketplace. In addition, Sylvia advises clients in response to criminal and government investigations.

Her practice includes:

  • Government Contracts – Assisting clients in meeting the demanding and ever-changing regulatory environment of contracting with federal, state and local governments.
  • International Trade – Helping clients navigate the complex regulations associated with a global marketplace.
  • Compliance & Government Investigations/White-Collar Crime – Counseling clients through criminal and civil government enforcement matters and responding to federal, state or local 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 intern at the Department of Homeland Security, where she reviewed solicitations and assisted on bid protests. Sylvia was also a judicial intern at the D.C. Contract Appeals Board and drafted opinions on local government contracts disputes.

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American Bar Association – Section of Public Contract Law

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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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