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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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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.

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Wally Dietz and Lindsey Fetzer Co-author Article on Creating Anti-corruption Compliance Programs


May 21, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Wally Dietz and Lindsey Fetzer co-wrote the article "How-to Manual on Creating and Maintaining an Anti-corruption Compliance Program," that was published in the June 2015 issue of ACC Docket. The article was co-authored by Kristen Collier Wright, the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, customer satisfaction at AutoZone, Inc. This article provides a detailed step-by-step approach to designing and implementing an anti-corruption compliance program, including:

  • Step 1: Senior management decides to develop and implement a compliance program
  • Step 2: Risk assessment
  • Step 3: Design of the compliance program
  • Step 4: Implementation
  • Step 5: Enforcement
  • Step 6: Monitoring and evaluation
  • Step 7: Responding to potential compliance issues

The full article, "How-to Manual on Creating and Maintaining an Anti-corruption Compliance Program," is available on the ACC Docket website or in the PDF link below.

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