Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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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

Privacy Perils: PayPal Data Breach

On December 1, PayPal disclosed that an ongoing investigation into identify security vulnerabilities identified a data breach that may have compromised personally identifiable information for roughly 1.6 million customers at a…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sleeper Issue? Deferred Tax Assets under a Trump Administration

Update as of December 6, 2017: Congress and the President are nearing the finish line for significant tax reform with the likelihood of passing by the end of the year. Since it has the potential to significantly change the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Chris Lazarini Comments on Court’s Preliminary Injunction Against DOL's Enforcement of its "Anti-arbitration" Rule

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini commented on Thrivent's case seeking to enjoin the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from prohibiting the nonprofit's mandatory use of individual dispute resolution processes. Once the DOL…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

If You Don’t Do the Work, You Might Do Time Instead: Service-Disabled Veteran Faces Jail Time for Failing to Run Day-to-Day Operations

The Government recently indicted an Army veteran for allegedly using his status as a service-disabled veteran to help a company qualify as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business and falsely obtain nearly $40 million in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Construction Law, Criminal Law, Government Contracting, Military Law

SEC Chairman Clayton Expects New Rules on Smaller Reporting Company Definition Soon

We thought you may find of interest prepared remarks by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton at the annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation held on November 30, 2017, where he stated, “In the coming months I…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

California Employers Should Remain Cautious when Classifying their Workforce, Notwithstanding More Lenient Federal Policies

Although the Trump administration rescinded its guidance on worker misclassification earlier this year and appears to have otherwise taken a “softer approach” to misclassification enforcement, California employers should remain…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New CMS Guidance on Information Blocking

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published two important guidance statements on so-called "information blocking," i.e., knowingly and willfully limiting or restricting the compatibility or interoperability…more
 /  Health, Privacy

DOJ Bows Out of ManorCare FCA Case

After years of investigation and litigation, and on the eve of a highly anticipated trial, the government abandoned its FCA case against ManorCare, the nation’s second-largest operator of skilled nursing homes and assisted…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Government Contracting, Health

Anti-Money Laundering Update: California Card Club Clubbed by FinCEN for AML Violations

Post at a glance: • FinCEN imposes $8 million penalty against California’s biggest and oldest card club • Club failed to implement and maintain an effective anti-money laundering (AML) program and failed to detect, deter,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking

Chris Lazarini Examines Case Seeking Rescission of RMBS Trades

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini examined a case in which plaintiffs sued a broker dealer, seeking to rescind the purchase of 12 RMBS certificates. While expressing that it would be difficult to find a broker…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Securities Law

Seventh Circuit Resolves Circuit Split on Causation in FCA Cases

In a recent opinion, the Seventh Circuit joined its sister circuits in holding that under the FCA, a defendant’s conduct must proximately cause injury to the government in order to incur liability for that injury. United States…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

Chris Lazarini Analyzes Case Alleging Conspiracy Against FINRA and an Email Archiving Vendor

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a case in which Plaintiffs, attempting to overcome an earlier dismissal of their claims, alleged a conspiracy between an email archiving vendor and FINRA in support of their…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Comment about “Affiliate” Stockholder in Public Float Calculation

In monitoring SEC comment letters, we came across this SEC comment letter made public this month. It serves as a reminder to registrants that, when calculating a company’s public float, there is an informal presumption that a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Large Contractors – Time to Take Your Protests to Court?

Congress recently concluded the conference on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), resolving the differences between the House and Senate versions of the FY18 NDAA passed earlier this year. Pilot Program Will…more
 /  Government Contracting

Chris Lazarini Provides Insight on Broker's Employment Retaliation Claims

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini provided insight on a case in which a former commodities broker claimed her former employers retaliated against her for filing a civil rights complaint by causing her new employer to…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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