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April 9, 2012

King & Spalding Sponsors Inaugural Conference of Atlanta International Arbitration Society

ATLANTA, April 9, 2012 – King & Spalding will play a key role at the first annual conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society to be held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, April 15 to 17. Three King & Spalding litigation partners will be featured speakers, and the firm is a strategic partner of the inaugural event, which will explore the place of the United States in international arbitration in the 21st Century.

The King & Spalding speakers and their panels are:

  • Brian A. White, “Lawyer Ethics in International Arbitration: Prospects for a Level Playing Field”
  • Edward Kehoe, “The Changing Face of Investment Treaty Arbitration”
  • Meghan Magruder, “Disclosure and Discovery in International Arbitration: Do the Revised IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration Finally Bridge the Divide?”

For more information about the conference, click here.

White is a partner in King & Spalding’s business litigation and international arbitration practices, in Atlanta. He is a vice president of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and co-chair of its conference planning committee. White focuses on complex litigation matters, representing clients in international and domestic arbitrations as well as in lawsuits at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts in the United States.

Kehoe is a partner, head of King & Spalding’s New York business litigation practice and co-head of the firm’s international arbitration practice. He has more than 20 years’ experience in business arbitration and litigation, focusing on energy, professional services liability, construction, joint venture, environmental, finance/banking, real estate and insurance. He also provides strategic advice to clients for effective and efficient resolution of a dispute during its early stages.

Magruder is a senior partner in King & Spalding’s business litigation practice, in Atlanta. She has more than twenty-eight years’ experience handling complex commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on insurance coverage, contract and indemnity disputes, mass tort defense and product liability litigation. She serves as lead trial counsel in jury and non-jury trials, as well as lead counsel in international arbitration disputes.

The Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance Atlanta’s stature and position as a venue for the resolution of international commercial and investment disputes and to nurture the growth of an international arbitration community in the southeastern United States. AtlAS works with leaders in government, the state bar and the judiciary to ensure that Georgia’s legislation and bar rules are supportive of international arbitration and that parties selecting Georgia as an arbitral seat or place for hearings will find an environment that is conducive to the fair, efficient and cost-effective resolution of cross-border business disputes.

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