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Atlanta (September 5, 2018) – The National Law Journal named Austin Mills, an attorney at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, a Trailblazer in blockchain and cryptocurrency law. The publication’s inaugural Trailblazers in Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech special section profiles Mills along with roughly four dozen attorneys nationwide it describes as “making great strides as finance and technology grow more and more entwined.”

“In this list, we take a look at those who have truly ‘moved the nee ...

Morris, Manning & Martin, on behalf of client Arch Systems, LLC (Arch), successfully protested the arbitrary finding by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) that Arch was ineligible for award of a coveted spot on the Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract for Historically Underutilized Business Zone businesses. Arch protested NITAAC’s non-award decision ar ...


Atlanta (August 27, 2018) – Successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, educator and writer Ben Dyer has joined Morris, Manning & Martin in the newly-created role of entrepreneur in residence (EIR.)

“Ben has unparalleled knowledge about every step of founding, financing and growing businesses,” said John Yates, who chairs MMM’s Technology Group. “While some venture funds, business schools and incubators have EIRs, very few law firms do. The fact that MMM is the only law firm in Atlanta with an ...

Morris, Manning & Martin, on behalf of client Arch Systems, LLC (Arch), successfully defended the protest of an award of a $39M task order award by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for computer system security testing and monitoring. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) dismissed a protest filed by CompQSoft, Inc. of Houston, Texas, in which CompQSoft alleged that Arch Systems and one of its subcontractors had an unmitigable conflict of interest, the agency failed ...


Atlanta/Washington, D.C. (August 20, 2018) – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is one of only about two dozen U.S. law firms to receive an important new certification demonstrating its commitment to diversity. Diversity Lab announced today that MMM has achieved Mansfield Certification “Plus” status. This indicates the firm has successfully reached at least 30 percent women and minority lawyer representation in a notable number of leadership roles and committees. Only 27 firms nationwide achieved the ...


D.C. (August 15, 2018) – 24th Edition of Best Lawyers in America© recognizes Morris, Manning & Martin’s Sonny Morris as Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate in Atlanta. He and 30 other partners and senior counsel earned rankings in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers® for their work in the Atlanta, Savannah and Washington D.C. offices of the firm.

The Lawyer of the Year designation is awarded annually to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geog ...


Atlanta/Washington, D.C. (July 16, 2018) – The partners of Am Law 200 law firm Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, have unanimously chosen Simon Malko as the firm’s new managing partner. On January 1, 2019, Malko will succeed the firm’s current managing partner, Louise Wells. He will work closely with Wells until her planned retirement at the end of this year.

Malko is the third managing partner in the firm’s 42-year history. At age 46, he is also the youngest. He currently serves as the Chair of the ...


(June 13, 2018) – The Woodruff Arts Center has honored Morris, Manning & Martin’s attorneys and staff for their generosity. The firm’s donations to Employees for the Arts (EFA) – the Woodruff’s workplace giving program – rose 80% over the previous year. This earned MMM the EFA Needle Mover Award for the largest percentage increase in giving.

MMM partners John Yates and Christina Graham accepted the award at a reception June 11. Graham chairs MMMPact, the firm’s corporate social responsibility pr ...

Atlanta (June 2018) – The Legal 500 United States 2018, a respected evaluation and referral guide, recognizes Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP as a leading firm in four areas. The guide also ranks more than a dozen attorneys. The nationally-recognized practice groups and attorneys are:

Middle Market M&A

  • David Calhoun
  • Ward Bondurant

Real Estate

  • Duncan Miller
  • Elizabeth “Betsy” Karmin
  • Robert Reardon
  • Thomas Gryboski

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)

  • Aresh Homayoun
  • Heath Linsky
  • Lauren Prevost
  • S ...

CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding disease-fighting research and supporting children with cancer and their families, has bestowed the inaugural Ragab Spirit of Hope Award to John and Ellen Yates.

“Ellen and John Yates have shown a deep commitment over more than 25 years to fighting childhood cancer and loving the children and families who endure this difficult life challenge,” says CURE Executive Director Kristin Connor. “As leaders of the organization, dedicate ...