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King & Spalding Hosts World Economic Roundtable on Eurozone Crisis


19 Jan 2012
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NEW YORK, January 19, 2012 – King & Spalding hosted a World Economic Roundtable entitled “The Eurozone Crisis in 2012” at its offices in midtown Manhattan on January 18. The event -- the latest in the World Economic Roundtable series that the firm hosts on a nearly monthly basis -- was presented under the auspices of the New America Foundation in cooperation with the World Policy Institute.

Attended primarily by investment bank fund managers and economists, business and financial journalists, government officials, members of think-tanks and academics, the session featured Megan Greene, senior economist with Roubini Global Economics, who discussed the problems facing the Eurozone this year. Green specializes in Western Europe and the eurozone, including the eurozone debt crisis, the ECB, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Germany. Based in London, Greene maintains the popular website http://economistmeg.com/, which is essential reading for those following the eurozone crisis.

King & Spalding’s involvement as host of the World Economic Roundtable events was arranged by Cameron Cowan, a partner in the firm’s capital transactions and real estate practice in New York and Washington, D.C. In addition to regularly participating in the discussions, Cowan also serves as a member of the New America Foundation's Leadership Council.

The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of the 21st Century information-age economy -- an era shaped by transforming innovation and wealth creation, but also by shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances and rising inequality. New America, launched in 1999, is headquartered in Washington D.C., and also has a significant presence in California. Its World Economic Roundtable is presented 8 to10 times per year.

The World Policy Institute, a non-partisan source of informed policy leadership for more than four decades, develops and champions innovative policies that require a progressive and global point of view. In an increasingly interdependent world, WPI focuses on complex challenges that demand cooperative policy solutions to achieve: an inclusive and sustainable global market economy, engaged global civic participation and effective governance, and collaborative approaches to national and global security. WPI was founded in New York City in 1961 as the Fund for Education Concerning World Peace through World Law.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.
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