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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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Our Securities & Shareholder Litigation Practice Group has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America©, BTI Litigation Outlook and Chambers USA for its experience and success in corporate and securities litigation, including:

  • Securities fraud class actions
  • Shareholder derivative litigation
  • Merger-related litigation
  • SEC investigations/enforcement proceedings
  • Internal investigations
  • Corporate governance disputes, and
  • Securities-related arbitrations

Our clients include more than 35 publicly traded companies, some of the country's largest privately held companies and their officers, directors, issuers, underwriters, special committees, financial and investment advisers. In recent years, we have represented these clients in connection with corporate transactions valued at more than $75 billion, as well as dozens of litigation matters related to sub-prime structured investment products. We also routinely defend clients in securities-related arbitrations, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution, throughout the U.S.

Our experience also includes serving as lead counsel for Special Litigation Committees to effectively and efficiently investigate derivative claims and allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties.

Our Securities & Shareholder Litigation Practice Group has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America©, BTI Litigation Outlook and Chambers USA for its experience and success in corporate and securities litigation, including:

  • Securities fraud class actions
  • Shareholder derivative litigation
  • Merger-related litigation
  • SEC investigations/enforcement proceedings
  • Internal investigations
  • Corporate governance disputes, and
  • Securities-related arbitrations

Our clients include more than 35 publicly traded companies, some of the country's largest privately held companies and their officers, directors, issuers, underwriters, special committees, financial and investment advisers. In recent years, we have represented these clients in connection with corporate transactions valued at more than $75 billion, as well as dozens of litigation matters related to sub-prime structured investment products. Our team has significant experience resolving insurance coverage disputes, including working with D&O insurance carriers and their counsel on securities litigation matters filed against corporate and director/officer clients.  We also routinely defend clients in securities-related arbitrations, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution, throughout the U.S.

Our experience also includes serving as lead counsel for Special Litigation Committees to effectively and efficiently investigate derivative claims and allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties.

While we take great pride in our record of favorably resolving cases through both dispositive motions and favorable settlements, we have an equally impressive record of success in taking these complex litigation matters to trial. For example, in one of the first credit crisis-related trials in the country, we obtained an order of specific performance for our client, Genesco Inc., in connection with a proposed $1.6 billion merger with The Finish Line, Inc.

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