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In House

Simon Jenner, Accella Pharmaceuticals, Atlanta.

'Business Is Practical,' Says Entrepreneurial CLO

By Jonathan Ringel |

With a law degree and an MBA from Case Western Reserve, Jenner has a lot of experience in transactional law, which is why the Daily Report asked him for an email interview for this edition of In-House Georgia, which looks at corporate transactions.

David Clifton, Intercontinental Exchange, Atlanta.

Intercontinental Exchange Does a Lot of Acquisitions—Meet the Lawyer Responsible For Them

By Jonathan Ringel |

Since he joined the company in 2014, David Clifton has been involved in the purchase of among many targets, including the New York Stock Exchange.

Mediators Share Advice on Managing Outside Counsel

By Amanda Farahany, Barrett & Farahany |

Several well-respected employment mediators describe what they'd advise inside counsel to do when managing outside counsel handling a case. Their responses were enlightening:

In Practice

Three Tips for Avoiding Social Media Conflicts

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens, Dentons US |

While social media can be a valuable marketing tool, careless attorneys can undermine the benefits of social media in the time it takes to tweet.

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners.

Three Steps When Using Outside Counsel for Ethics Compliance

By Randy Evans and Shari L. Klevens, Dentons |

Retaining outside counsel on an ongoing basis offers many advantages for both law firms and individual attorneys.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Steps for Limiting Liability as Local Counsel

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens, Dentons |

When clients are dissatisfied, both lead and local counsel can face a legal malpractice claim, regardless of which counsel truly controlled the matter or even which counsel committed the alleged error. Local counsel can take steps, however, to limit malpractice exposure commensurate with their role in the representation.

In Recess

Gregg Allman

Mourning Gregg Allman, a Lawyer Looks Back and Writes

By Rex Smith, Henning Mediation and Arbitration Services |

A "semi-autobiographical" essay with people from his past—and concerts they attended—mixed into composite characters and composite anecdotes captures Georgia's Southern rock heritage.

In Service

Law Inc.

Letter to the Editor

Congratulations to Georgia Legal Community for 6th Annual Food Frenzy Success

Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express appreciation to all participating attorneys, judges and staff members for their contributions to the success of the recently completed sixth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Jim Mills

Longtime Atlanta attorney James R. "Jim" Mills was an attorney with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Georgia Power Co. and Cartel Properties and an ad hoc administrative judge for DeKalb County.


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