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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC


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What the team is known for

Deep bench with varied expertise across both regulatory and transactional healthcare matters. Well equipped to handle significant multistate M&A deals, recapitalizations and dispositions. Regularly mandated on joint ventures and syndications, in addition to compliance matters and government investigations. Clients include healthcare companies, pharmacy groups, private equity investors and long-term care centers.


A source comments that "their healthcare practice is excellent - they have some excellent practitioners there."

Another interviewee says that "they do a fantastic job and they're really good."

Work highlights

Assisted HCA with various regulatory and compliance matters, including HIPAA issues.

Notable practitioners

Angela Humphreys is a well-established practitioner and handles a wide range of matters, including regulatory issues, government investigations and transactions. Her clients include nonprofits and private equity groups.

Anna Grizzle specializes in regulatory and compliance matters relating to healthcare transactions.
"I think she is excellent."

Brian Roark is sought out for his assistance with large-scale healthcare fraud investigations. His recent experience includes handling FCA lawsuits on behalf of hospital operator groups.

Cynthia Reisz is well respected in the market for her experience in joint ventures, acquisitions and other healthcare transactions. Her transactional capabilities are complemented by impressive regulatory strength.
"Cynthia Reisz is a fine lawyer."

Elizabeth Warren frequently advises clients on the Anti-Kickback Statute and matters concerning Stark Law. She is also highly experienced in relation to HIPAA compliance.
"Elizabeth Warren is one of the top and most efficient HIPAA attorneys in the country."

Jim Jenkins offers notable expertise in large healthcare M&A. He also handles joint ventures and securities issuances for a diverse list of clients which includes healthcare plans and surgery centers.

Leigh Walton maintains a wide-ranging practice which encompasses M&A, joint ventures, securities offerings and corporate governance concerns. She has over 40 years of experience advising healthcare providers.
"Leigh Walton is an excellent lawyer."

Matthew Curley has considerable experience in FCA investigations and litigation. He often acts for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, with further experience representing pharmacy owners and general physician practices.

Michael Hess is a Memphis-based attorney who is highly regarded for his experience advising specialty pharmacies on transactions. He complements this with a broad knowledge of regulatory matters gained through in-house experience at several healthcare providers.

Michael Hill assists clients with a range of healthcare transactions and compliance issues. He regularly acts for hospitals and nursing homes on M&A transactions.
"He's a good, solid lawyer and very practical."

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Healthcare Practice Summary

Marked by an integrated approach and deep regulatory knowledge, the healthcare practice of Bass, Berry & Sims is a team of more than 200 experienced attorneys serving clients across the U.S.

  • Represent over 200 healthcare-related companies, 35 of which are publicly traded.
  • Represent clients in more than 25 healthcare industry sectors.
  • Have represented healthcare clients in transactions with a combined value in excess of $136 billion.
  • Have represented healthcare clients in debt and equity offerings in excess of $52 billion.

Healthcare Regulatory

Our team navigates complex state and federal regulations across all healthcare sectors including three major areas:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Joint ventures and syndications.
  • Contracting, regulatory and operational matters.

Government Investigations, Enforcement & Compliance

The firm represents healthcare providers in civil and criminal government investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the DOJ, the HHS-OIG, state attorney generals, and other regulators. These matters involve reimbursement and government contracting issues as well as allegations of violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. The firm also has significant experience defending clients in False Claims Act litigation and Medicare and Medicaid audits.


Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ: ADUS)

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM)

Change Healthcare

Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: DVCR)

Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH)


Academic medical centers

Ambulatory surgery centers

Behavioral health

Cancer therapy

Clinical laboratories


Diagnostic imaging

Disease management & wellness

Health plans

Healthcare information technology

Home health


Hospitals & health systems

Life sciences

Managed care

Medical device

Medical transportation

Nonprofit providers

Physician practice management

Physician services

Private equity

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Revenue cycle management

Senior housing & long-term care

Specialty pharmacy & pharmaceuticals


Urgent & retail care clinics


Bass, Berry & Sims PLC


150 Third Avenue South

Suite 2800




TN 37201

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.



Angela Humphreys
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Cynthia Y Reisz
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J. James Jenkins Jr
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Leigh Walton
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Michael R Hess
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Michael R Hill
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