Recent Columns

At Issue

In House

David Werner, Office of Gov. Nathan Deal.

Meet the Governor's Top Lawyer

By Kristen Rasmussen |

David Werner, executive counsel to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, leads the governor's legal department. He is profiled here by reporter Kristen Rasmussen.

Physician Accounting.

Georgia Providers Prepare for Major Changes to Payments

By Chester J. Hosch |

Georgia physician practices are preparing for major changes to payments.

Affordable Care Act.

Road Ahead Could Be Bumpy for Georgia Practitioners

By David Gordon |

The road ahead could be rough for health care providers, due to increased hospital and health care provider failures in 2017.

In Practice

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners.

Understanding Statutes of Repose

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

Litigation instituted outside the time period set forth by a statute of repose will likely be dismissed without recourse. A defendant failing to assert it as an affirmative defense may waive it entirely.

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners.

Potential Changes to Regulations on Out-of-State Attorneys

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

Aided by advancements in technology, attorneys are increasingly able to cast a wider net for potential clients and can build practices that spread across multiple jurisdictions, but states remain vigilant in protecting against the unauthorized practice of law by attorneys not licensed to practice in the state.

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

Attorney Testimony Is Risky Business

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens write that, while some attorneys, and litigators in particular, may be comfortable with the idea of testifying, attorney testimony is risky business.

In Recess

In Service

Law Inc.

Letter to the Editor

Letter: State Bar Congratulates a White House Appointee

Stefan C. Passantino of Dentons US LLP in Atlanta will serve as deputy assistant and deputy counsel to the president with respect to compliance and ethics matters.

State Bar Writes in Remembrance of Atlanta Legal Community Leaders

Frank Love Jr., Robert L. Foreman Jr., Gary D. Zweifel and Fulton County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Willie J. Lovett Jr. are remembered for their service.

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations and Thanks to Murphy and Retiring Fulton Judges

State bar president writes to extend congratulations to longtime U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy on the announcement that he will retire from full-time judicial service at the end of March.

Technology

Marc Effron,White Elm Group, Atlanta.

Theft of Trade Secrets and the Metadata Trail

By Marc Effron |
Brooke McGuffey, left, and Michelle Tyde.

Avoid Legal Traps When Drafting a Privacy Policy

By Michelle Tyde and Brooke McGuffey |

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton lawyers share their tips on how to structure privacy policies that will benefit law firms and their clients.

Verdicts and Settlements