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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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In this economy, almost every industry participates to some extent in collecting, sharing and using consumer financial and personal data. If your business deals specifically with consumer information, you know how difficult it can be to navigate the legal and regulatory waters of consumer financial protection laws. Since Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2010, those laws and regulations have only become more complex and the chances of litigation related to consumer information have only increased.

Our Consumer Financial Services Practice Group assists clients nationwide with maintenance of robust Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance programs, helps them work constructively with federal regulatory agencies, guides them through investigations and examinations conducted by the CFPB and Federal Trade Commission, and defends them in high-stakes class action litigation when disputes arise.

In this economy, almost every industry participates to some extent in collecting, sharing and using consumer financial and personal data. If your business deals specifically with consumer information, you know how difficult it can be to navigate the legal and regulatory waters of consumer financial protection laws. Since Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2010, those laws and regulations have only become more complex and the chances of litigation related to consumer information have only increased.

Our Consumer Financial Services Practice Group assists clients nationwide with maintenance of robust Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance programs, helps them work constructively with federal regulatory agencies, guides them through investigations and examinations conducted by the CFPB and Federal Trade Commission, and defends them in high-stakes class action litigation when disputes arise.

We represent consumer reporting agencies in government investigations, class action litigation and individual cases up through jury trial. We counsel furnishers of consumer data in a variety of industries about their obligations under the FCRA and represent them in federal regulatory investigations and litigation. We regularly advise clients in contracts and business relationships that involve consumer data sharing.

We have assisted clients with alleged violations of the FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, state consumer protection acts and additional related legislation. These engagements have involved potential financial exposure reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars and potential class sizes up to 1 million members.

We provide legal counsel on the following nationwide topics related to financial services and consumers:

  • Consumer credit
  • Debt collection policies and procedures
  • Telephone consumer protection
  • Privacy policies and practices
  • Cyber responsibility, data security and breach responses
  • Insurance coverage
  • Director and officer duties and responsibilities
  • Compliance and risk officer functions, and
  • Employer rights and responsibilities.

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