ATLANTA, September 29, 2006 -- As part of King & Spalding’s monthly E-Learn Series, an hour-long web seminar entitled "From the Highest Court in the Land: Key Recent Decisions" will be offered to King & Spalding clients on October 17, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The program will examine recent developments in the United States Supreme Court and consider the impact of these decisions on the legal landscape.
Speakers on the panel will include Richard "Doc" Schneider, a partner in the firm’s Tort & Environmental Litigation group; John D. Shakow, counsel in the FDA/ Healthcare group; and Ann M. Cook, an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation group.
The seminar will be presented online from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EDT. Clients of the firm will be able to participate online, or may view the program at the firm’s offices in Atlanta, Houston, London, New York, and Washington, D.C. Participants in the King & Spalding E-Learn Series generally receive CLE credit for attending the program.
Among the topics to be addressed in the October 17 seminar:
- Recent developments in constitutional law;
- Key decisions affecting business and litigation; and
- How these rulings affect individual rights, obligations and opportunities.
Richard "Doc" Schneider is a litigation partner in the Atlanta office of King & Spalding. He specializes in class action litigation and internal corporate investigations, and has also taken a lead role in internal corporate investigation, including investigating and reporting on the events leading up to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 and the breast implant controversy in the 1990’s. Schneider is a frequent lecturer on class action, discovery and evidence issues. He has served as an Adjunct at Emory University’s School of Law, and also founded an annual seminar in Georgia surveying the United States Supreme Court’s key decisions each year.
John D. Shakow is Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of King & Spalding. Shakow's practice is focused exclusively on the representation of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers on regulatory and litigation issues related to drug pricing and price reporting, including day-to-day counseling, internal investigations, civil litigation and defense in government investigations.
Anne M. Cook is a senior associate in the Business Litigation Practice Group of King & Spalding's New York office. She has handled a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters concerning accountant liability, fraud, antitrust, healthcare, securities and complex contract disputes. Cook has represented clients in a variety of domestic and international arbitrations and has significant experience arbitrating under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, as well as its international arm, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. She has also defended various class action litigations.
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