BATON ROUGE – Toward the end of last fall, the LSU Department of Finance hosted two executives from Amedisys in separate classes.
Amedisys Director of Corporate Development (Mergers and Acquisitions) Matt Berger visited Instructor Phil Breaux’s business law class November 11, 2009, and discussed the various steps that are taken during an acquisition process. Additionally, Berger met with a group of students later over lunch to speak more about the topic.
Less than a month later, the department welcomed Amedisys Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary David Bucey, who appeared in Scott Fargason’s business law class. Bucey covered an array of legal issues affecting the healthcare industry and his role as general counsel for a leading provider of home health care and hospice services.
Amedisys, which is headquartered in Baton Rouge, has agencies located across the United States and in Puerto Rico. The company was incorporated in 1982, and went public in 1994.
“Mr. Bucey was well-received by the students, who were very professional during the presentation and expressed great interest in various legal issues discussed,” Fargason said. “It is events like this that help reinforce the special relationship LSU has with Amedisys.”
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