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Tech Law Pioneer Yates Speaks at Wharton Club


Atlanta (February 11, 2022) – Atlanta as an emerging national tech and investment hub is the topic of an upcoming Wharton Club of Atlanta program. John Yates, chair of the Corporate Technology Group at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP will headline the online event Thursday, February 24 at noon.

Yates, a pioneer in technology law, will address topics including the Atlanta tech community’s history, its key leaders and their legacies, success stories, lessons learned and what the future holds.

After launching Morris, Manning & Martin’s tech practice more than 35 years ago, Yates and his team have represented more than 1,000 tech companies. The Tech group offers comprehensive legal and corporate services to start-ups, growing tech companies and investors. He has dedicated countless hours to building the region’s tech economy by founding and co-founding leading trade organizations including the Southeastern Software Association (SSA), the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA), the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the Tech Executives Roundtable (TER) in Atlanta and the Tech Leaders Forum (TLF) in Charlotte, N.C.

“We are excited to kick off our 2022 club events with John Yates and to hear his expert comments on Atlanta’s growth as an innovation and investment hub,” commented Rekha Menon-Varma co-president of Wharton Club Atlanta. “Our alumni members and attendees will gain from his insights, whether they are from an entrepreneurial setting, corporate or financial/legal services. We look forward to welcoming John on the 24th.”

The Wharton Club of Atlanta provides a high-quality enriching forum for the alumni of the Wharton School to make new friendships, clients, and contacts while keeping a pulse on the latest business activity. Membership is open to all undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. alumni of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. Current Wharton School students plus present and former faculty members are also eligible.

The virtual event is free to Wharton Club members. The fee for non-members is $10. To register, visit

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