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John Yates to Speak at Economic Forum


Leading technology attorney John Yates is a panelist for upcoming Bi-Annual Economic Update sponsored by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). The program, titled “The National and Global Economic Overview,” will examine the impact the new global economy will have on Georgia’s tech industry.

TAG, along with the TAG Finance Society, is sponsoring the program, which it describes as a critical event for all of its members and guests. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, January 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the City Club of Buckhead in the Atlanta Financial Center.

Mr. Yates, a pioneer in technology law, chairs the Technology Group at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. For more than two decades, he has represented hundreds of tech companies and provided legal services in such areas as IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, Internet law, ecommerce/distribution, corporate finance and venture capital, international law and dispute resolution. A co-founder of TAG, he has also been instrumental in establishing a number of other influential trade organizations.

TAG President Tino Mantella will moderate the event. Other panelists include Christopher Blume, Managing Director of the Investment Research Group of Goldman Sachs; Jason Rowe, Vice President of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division; and Mercer University Economics Professor Roger Tutterow, Ph.D. Topics will include the recession, the credit crunch, equity markets, President-elect Obama’s economic platform, and an overview of how all these factors affect the tech community.

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