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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Privacy Perils: The Risk of Jailbreaking Mobile Devices


October 23, 2015

Mobile device users beware: if you jailbreak a device, some security features will be disabled increasing the potential for security breaches. For the uninitiated, jail-breaking removes hardware restrictions and other protections in mobile device operating systems. It opens access to the device's inner workings – hidden features and functions, advanced settings – and allows installation of third party software not vetted by company app stores. Although risks exist for all devices, jail-breaking them opens the door to increased risk of security breaches such as the installation of malware and spyware that can steal personal information. It may also may void warranties, cause device malfunctions and, done incorrectly, can "brick" your device (a very bad thing).

To preserve the security features of your devices, we urge readers not to jail-break those devices and to keep your device operating system up to date.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.


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