Close X
Attorney Spotlight

How did Sylvia Yi's previous work at the Department of Homeland Security prepare her for working with government contractors at Bass, Berry & Sims? Find out more>


Close X


Search our Experience

Experience Spotlight

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.

Close X

Thought Leadership

Enter your search terms in the relevant box(es) below to search for specific Thought Leadership.
To see a recent listing of Thought Leadership, click the blue Search button below.

Thought Leadership Spotlight

FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

A review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. This report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

Read now

Tennessee Government Update - Recap of April 11 - 15, 2011


April 15, 2011

Controversial bills were the order of the week in the Tennessee General Assembly. Looking toward adjournment in late May, many of the more controversial bills filed earlier this year are under consideration.

For example, for the fourth year in a row, a bill to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores failed. The subcommittee of the House State and Local Government Committee deferred consideration of the bill until July 4, 2012. That deferral will not prevent the introduction next January of another bill on the same subject.

In a victory for education reformers, a bill to allow the election of county school superintendents by popular vote was defeated. Tom Humphrey with the Knoxville News Sentinel has that story and a discussion about a "compromise" that allows employees to keep guns in a locked car in their employer's parking lot even if the employer has a "no-guns" policy.

Yesterday, the House passed a bill requiring, as a prerequisite to voting, "evidence of identification" that includes a photograph. Having passed the Senate already, the bill now goes to the governor for his consideration. Attorney General Robert Cooper had earlier in the week opined that the requirement would be unconstitutional unless the state provides a mechanism for those without drivers' licenses to procure an official photo ID without cost. (The link to General Cooper's opinion is here).

With regard to the budget process, the State Funding Board is scheduled to meet today to discuss, among other items, revenue estimates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011. This is another step along the way to the adoption of a balanced budget by the General Assembly, a constitutional requirement that must be met before the session adjourns.

Jamie Woodson, a highly-regarded, 39-year-old Republican senator from Knoxville, announced that she would resign her Senate seat at the end of this legislative session to become president of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education known as SCORE. Woodson is the current Senate Speaker Pro Tempore. SCORE was founded by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist who serves as its chairman. The organization has been active in support of Tennessee's Race To The Top application and implementation.

Finally, the Update has been criticized for being "obsessive" about animals in the last two editions. We promise no more gratuitous comments linking animals and legislation. Though, one might want to note that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has on its agenda today a proposal to allow unfettered, no holds barred, no bag limit, year-round hunting of feral hogs (sus scrofa) in Tennessee. The hogs are a nuisance and a danger to the environment in some of the mountainous areas of middle and east Tennessee. For those interested in the details, please see the TWRA's webpage on the subject.

Related Services


Visiting, or interacting with, this website does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Although we are always interested in hearing from visitors to our website, we cannot accept representation on a new matter from either existing clients or new clients until we know that we do not have a conflict of interest that would prevent us from doing so. Therefore, please do not send us any information about any new matter that may involve a potential legal representation until we have confirmed that a conflict of interest does not exist and we have expressly agreed in writing to the representation. Until there is such an agreement, we will not be deemed to have given you any advice, any information you send may not be deemed privileged and confidential, and we may be able to represent adverse parties.