Sylvia Yi represents businesses across a broad range of sectors as they move through the contracting process with federal, state and local governments, and when they engage in international transactions. Sylvia counsels public and private companies on day to day compliance challenges, and supports clients in responding to criminal and government investigations. She is a regular contributor to the firm’s Government Contracts & International Trade Blog, where she provides insight on the demanding and ever-changing regulatory environment.
More specifically, Sylvia’s practice encompasses:
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Sylvia assisted in drafting comprehensive course material specializing in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) for CLE approved training sessions for government contracting professionals. In law school, she was a procurement and acquisition law intern at the Department of Homeland Security and a judicial intern at the D.C. Contract Appeals Board.
American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law — Executive Mentee to the Section Chair (2020–2021); Small Business and Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee, Vice Chair (2020–current); Diversity Committee, Vice Chair (2018-2020, 2021-current); Young Lawyers Committee, Vice Chair (2017-2019)
Representation of Northlane Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, in its acquisition of SAI MedPartners, a leading consultancy providing strategic insights and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Renaissance Electronics, a provider of active radio frequency and millimeter wave frequency components, sub-systems, and higher-order assemblies and a portfolio company of Gen Cap America in its sale-to AEM, a designer and manufacturer of mission-critical electronic circuit protection components which is backed by Industrial Growth Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed
Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its sale of Fecon, LLC., a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty forestry mulching equipment and related accessories in North America, to WindJammer Capital investors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Empower Community Care, a leading global behavioral health organization responsible for distributing evidence-based programs and technologies, in its acquisition of The Carey Group, Inc. & Carey Group Publishing, LLC (collectively, “Carey Group”), a provider of consulting services and educational content to criminal and juvenile justice and other human and social services agencies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc., a private equity firm focused on lower middle market buyouts, on its acquisition of Lab Products, LLC and Hartford Systems, LLC (together, “Lab Products”) from Avidity Science, LLC. Lab Products is a leading manufacturer providing an extensive line of laboratory research animal housing and care equipment. This transaction marks Gen Cap America’s fourteenth acquisition from its seventh fund.
Advise a public university system on compliance with the rules associated with grants and contracts from NIH, NSF, and the Department of Defense
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical components for the aerospace & defense, and space exploration markets
Representation of Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, in its definitive agreement to acquire Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc., a leading provider of advisory, engineering and technical services to the US Military and H.I.G. Capital portfolio company, for $295 million.
Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch — Government Relations Practice (2021-2023)
Public Contract Law Journal — Notes Editor & Technology Editor
2015 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — Co-Chair
2014 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — First Place