Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

150 Third Avenue South
Suite 2800
Nashville, TN 37201, United States
Phone: (615) 742-6200
Fax: (615) 742-6293
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Construction Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Tennessee
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade

Chris Lazarini Comments on Appointment of Lead Plaintiffs in Class Actions under PSLRA

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini commented on a case involving guidance on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act's (PSLRA) procedures for selection of lead plaintiffs in a securities class action. As outlined in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law

President Snaps Iran Sanctions Back

• Previously permissible activities must be wound down in 90 or 180 days • Non-U.S. companies at particular risk of enforcement action • Only limited guidance issued so far, unclear what authority U.S. companies have On…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade

Chris Lazarini Provides Insight on Class Action Related to '33 and '34 Act Claims in IPO

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini provided insight on a putative class action involving '33 and '34 Act claims against ReWalk Robotics, Ltd. (ReWalk), and its officers, directors and IPO underwriters. The court denied…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Form S-3: To File or Not to File, That is the Question . . .

Public companies that engage in capital raising activities from time to time must consider whether it is advisable to have an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 on file in advance of raising capital, or whether…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

New GAO Bid Protest Procedures Take Effect on May 1

In early April, the GAO issued a final rule revising the existing bid protest process—the major revisions being the introduction of an Electronic Protest Docketing System (EPDS) and a protest filing fee. When the rule takes…more
 /  Government Contracting

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Patent Inter Partes Review

On Tuesday, April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two highly anticipated decisions that significantly impact inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The Supreme Court's…more
 /  Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Spring Cleaning: Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist - Important questions for every healthcare private equity firm

Spring cleaning season has arrived! This time of year serves as the perfect opportunity to revisit your portfolio company’s healthcare compliance. The complex and ever changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment,…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health

US Hammers ZTE with Export Denial Order, May Further Weaken Trade with China

• 7-year denial order imposed against Chinese telecommunications equipment maker • Denial order strictly limits business with company • Action comes as U.S. imposes other trade restrictions on China On April 16, U.S…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Perils: How Much "I" is TMI?

In a Privacy Peril last month we noted steps you can take to lockdown your Facebook account so you are not inadvertently sharing data with unintended third parties. While recent revelations have disclosed how extensively…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Behind the SEC Curtain - Practical Tips for Interacting with the SEC Staff

I recently presented to the Corporate & Securities Law Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) on the topic entitled “Behind the SEC Curtain: Practical Tips for Interacting with the SEC Staff.” The…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Additional Funding Available for SBIR/STTR Awardees at the State Level

Congress created the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in 1982 and 1992, respectively. These programs require certain government agencies to set aside a percentage…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

CMS Offers Expanded Settlement Options to Reduce Appeals Backlog

In January 2018, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced additional information regarding a new Low Volume Appeals (LVA) settlement option and an expanded Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) as part of its…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health

LaunchTennessee’s SBIR/STTR Matching Fund Program Hoping for Another Successful Year

In late March, Tennessee Governor Haslam proposed an amended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, which included $3 million toward LaunchTennessee Grants—demonstrating that Tennessee’s implementation of a matching…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Perils: Not I Said the Fly, Nor Me Said the Bee

We have all been cautioned so often about the risks of opening malware-infected email attachments, or clicking on fraudulent links embedded in an email, we can become desensitized to the actual danger. We think "surely, in this…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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