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

SEC Issues Updated Guidance on Cybersecurity Risk Disclosures and Trading on Nonpublic Cybersecurity Information

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued updates to its interpretive guidance on how public companies should disclose cybersecurity breaches and risks. There are two core messages at the…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Tennessee Company Skirts Customs Obligations, Pays $500,000 FCA Penalty

This Post at a Glance - - Company made false statements related to import duty charges - Investigation initiated by whistleblower complaint from company’s competitor - Trump Administration likely to impose more…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade

Government Survives Dismissal of Remaining FCA Claims in Managed Care Case

In U.S. ex rel. Poehling v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California partially granted UnitedHealth’s motion to dismiss the government’s FCA claims, which were based on the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

Chris Lazarini Examines New York Court's Definition of "Class Action" and "Members of the Class"

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini examined a case in which the New York Court of Appeals provided guidance on Rule 908 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, deciding that Rule 908 requires sending notice of a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Section 809 Panel Releases First Volume of Recommendations for the Overhaul of DoD’s Acquisition Process

In 2016, Congress instructed the Department of Defense (DoD) to review its procurement regulations by convening a panel of procurement professionals—from both the public and private sectors. This panel became known as the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Mergers & Acquisitions

Privacy Perils: The Tax Man (Won't) Cometh

Now that tax season is officially upon us, we are also now entering the season of phony IRS telephone call scams. The IRS reminds taxpayers that it will not..…more
 /  Taxation

DOJ: No-poach Agreements Violate Antitrust Laws, Criminal Penalties Against Companies Are On the Way

Expect criminal indictments in the near future against companies that have agreed not to recruit or hire each other's employees. That was the strong message from Makan Delrahim, the new Assistant Attorney General for the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

TCPA Suit Prescription Reminder Calls Dismissed Under "Emergency Purposes" Exception

Last week, the Northern District of Ohio dismissed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case filed against CVS Health Corp., Lindenbaum v. CVS Health Corporation. The plaintiff sued CVS for placing at least six prerecorded…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health

Chris Lazarini Discusses Fraudulent Transfers During Broker Bankruptcy Filing

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini discussed a case involving an arbitration award and bankruptcy filing. The court ruled that where a bankruptcy action has been closed, the bankruptcy trustee's exclusive authority to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

Privacy Perils: The Least Wonderful Time of the Year

January 29 was the first day that tax returns could be filed for tax year 2017. The IRS expects approximately 90% of returns this year to be filed electronically, and overall 70% of taxpayers should receive a tax refund,…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Chris Lazarini Analyzes Mandatory Arbitration Rule under FINRA Rule 12200

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a case in which defendant Wilson-Davis, a securities firm, sought to enjoin an arbitration brought against it alleging that the firm's failure to supervise its agent caused the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

General Services Administration Announces Plans to Update Cybersecurity Requirements for Contractors

In mid-January, the General Services Administration (GSA) released their Semiannual Regulation Agenda. Within this agenda, GSA announced plans to update requirements in the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation…more
 /  Government Contracting, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Announces Revised, Other HSR Thresholds for 2018

The Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act requires parties to transactions that meet certain thresholds to notify the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and observe a waiting period prior to closing, unless…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Privacy Perils: Avoiding the Spectre of a Meltdown

You recently may have heard news reports regarding new security threats known as "Meltdown" and "Spectre." Not to be mistaken for the latest Hollywood box-office offering, these new threats allow attackers to exploit a design…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

COFC Decision Foreshadows VA Proposed Rule on Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Eligibility Rules

Veteran-owned small businesses have long faced inconsistencies between the regulations of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and those of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For example, these inconsistencies can lead…more
 /  Government Contracting, Military Law
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