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At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses scrambled to rapidly deploy a remote workforce which created new challenges for businesses and financial institutions to continue operating and providing critical services. It also created an opportunity for malicious actors to hack into and gain access to IT systems and sensitive, personal information.

New research from VMware reveals a significant increase in cyberattacks experienced by financial institutions and banks between February and ...

Dr. Ping Wang and Dr. Michael Ye, of DC’s Intellectual Property Group, were recently ranked by IAM Patent 1000 in multiple categories.

In Individual: Prosecution (DC Metro), Ping was ranked as highly recommended and Michael was ranked as recommended. In Individual: Transactions (DC Metro), Ping was ranked as recommended. Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP was also ranked for the first time this year in the Prosecution (DC Metro) category as recommended. IAM Patent 1000 states:

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07.06.2020

Atlanta (July 2020) – Morris, Manning & Martin will again participate in one of the legal profession’s most significant diversity efforts. The firm is pursuing a certification under the Mansfield Rule 4.0.

Mansfield Rule Certification measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positi ...

The New View, a special report from The American Lawyer, profiles MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko’s strategic view of the firm’s future despite COVID-19. “At press time, the firm had not made any pay cuts or layoffs, even amid a deluge of cost-cutting measures at other large firms,” the article states. Malko is now analyzing what the coming year may bring. “Despite all the chaos, there are some interesting opportunities out there,” he said. For one, it could boost the firm’s long-term goal to r ...

06.29.2020
For the second year in a row, Opportunity Zone Magazine is recognizing the industry's leading and most influential professionals. Matt Peurach, who chairs the firm’s Opportunity Zones Practice, is noted as one of the nation’s Top 25 attorneys in his area! In this year’s tribute, the editors said the Candidates were evaluated based on their vision, influence and industry experience. The magazine added that it hopes the influencers will serve as a resource for industry participants seeking counsel ...

Atlanta (June 2020) – Two Morris, Manning & Martin partners received honors in the Georgia Legal Awards. Hosted by the Daily Report newspaper, the awards honor the top attorneys in a number of categories.

The winners from MMM, named in an online video broadcast on June 24, include:

  • David Calhoun in the Most Effective Deal Makers category
  • Bess Hinson in the On the Rise category

Calhoun chairs the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He is also in the firm’s Securities Prac ...

06.22.2020

Atlanta (June 2019) – The Woodruff Arts Center, one of the largest arts centers in the world, has reached out to Morris, Manning & Martin Partner John Yates to chair its Development Committee. In the board-level position, Yates will oversee the Center’s overall fundraising efforts.

In 2018, Yates chaired the Art Center’s Annual Corporate Campaign, which supported critical operating expenses as well as program funding and educational outreach. Each of the Center’s art partners – the Alliance Thea ...

06.17.2020

Atlanta (June 2020) – The Alumni Association of the Duke University School of Law has chosen Morris, Manning & Martin’s John Yates as a recipient of the 2020 Charles S. Rhyne Award for Professional Achievement. The Law Alumni Association (LAA) presents the award annually to a graduate whose career exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism, personal integrity and commitment to education or community service.

“It is a great tribute to you that the LAA chose you to receive this award, an ...

06.16.2020

Atlanta (June 2020) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Partner Matt Peurach has been selected to serve on the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives Rising Leaders Council. The Council was created under the direction of IPA’s Board of Directors to recognize emerging leaders by providing a unique opportunity to serve the industry.

IPA describes members of the group as industry ambassadors, who truly exemplify the future of the Portfolio Diversifying Investments industry. Peurach will serve a two-year ...

06.15.2020

Atlanta (June 2020) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is taking a stand in favor of bipartisan legislation to enact a law making hate crimes illegal in Georgia. The firm officially added its support to an effort – also backed by other leading employers – to support a new Hate Crime law.

“Only a few states, including Georgia, have no Hate Crime law,” said MMM Managing Partner Simon Malko. “This is the time to step up and encourage the Georgia General Assembly to do the right thing.”

Ga. House Bill ...