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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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Juhi Patel Warns of Business Email Scams in InsideCounsel Article

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April 8, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Juhi K. Patel authored an article for InsideCounsel providing insight for companies on how to avoid falling victim to a growing type of financial fraud known as business email compromise. Often times, these email scams are incredibly sophisticated and make it difficult for employees to know whether to trust the actions suggested within the email. This was the case in one recent, costly incident in which a wire transfer of more than $700,000 was sent to a Chinese Bank. Between January and August 2015, the FBI recorded a 270% increase in the number of victims of business email compromise scams. 

As these scams remain on the rise, there are many steps a company should follow to better protect itself. "An important first step is to protect, monitor and enforce your client's rights in its domain name or names," recommends Juhi in the article. Scammers often send their victims scam and phishing emails from an email address similar to a legitimate email address, which is often off by one or two letters.

The full article, "(Don’t) Go Phish: IP Considerations Amid the Rise of Business Email Scams," was published by InsideCounsel.com on April 6, 2016, and is available online or in the PDF below.

This content is part of a series of articles focused on intellectual property issues published by InsideCounsel.com and authored by Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys. Click the link below to read other articles in the series.

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