Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
The State of the M&A and Private Equity Market
This program begins with our staple discussion on current trends and developments influencing deal activity and financing structures in 2018. Members of our distinguished panel will host a conversation about M&A landscape in the Southeast, highlighting sectors of growth and transactions worth watching.
Anne M. Cox-Johnson, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Harry Brumpton, M&A Reporter, Reuters
Todd Grice, Associate General Counsel, Corporate Finance/M&A, The Coca-Cola Company, Inc.
Patrick M. Shea, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Michael J. Shumaker, First Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Andy Stull, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Private Equity Round Table
In an ever-shifting political and regulatory environment, private equity firms are required, now more than ever, to be diligent in managing prospects against risks. This session will address exciting opportunities and emerging threats in private equity, as well as how new changes in tax reform and financial legislation may affect the PE environment.
Andrea Farley, Chair, Corporate Department Troutman Sanders
John McCallum, Managing Director, JAM Capital Partners
Charles Mills, Senior Director, Deal Sourcing & Business Development, HIG Capital
Gerry Williams, Partner, DLA Piper
In Search of Skeletons: Escalated Challenges Around Data Privacy and Security
Given the recent Facebook fiasco and the introduction of the General Data Protection Act, issues of data protection and security are top of mind. How can professionals effectively protect crucial components of a deal in an age of big data and ubiquitous hyperconnectivity? In this session, our panel of experts will discuss high-priority targets for cyber criminals, key actors or malicious players in the market, and best practices for proper data governance over the entire deal lifecycle.
Christopher Grippa, Partner, EY Forensic & Integrity Services
Charles Britt, Senior Attorney, Data Privacy, NCR Corporation
David Lawrence, Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer, RANE Network
John Squires, Partner; Chairman of IP an Emerging Company Practice, Dilworth Pacton LLP
Phyllis B. Sumner, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Keynote Luncheon: Assessing the Current Political Landscape in Washington
What impact has the current Presidential administration had on the contemporary business climate? How have recent and ongoing political developments affected the American electorate and its attitude toward the Republican-controlled Congress? Please join us as the Legal Executive Institute proudly welcomes Fred Barnes, co-founder and executive editor of The Weekly Standard, for a timely and vigorous take on today’s increasingly unpredictable political environment.
Fred Barnes, Co-Founder & Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard
Business as (Un)usual: Acceleration and Opportunity in Tech M&A
As the global proliferation of fintech, biotech, or consumer and enterprise-focused startups continues to mature, an exciting wave of prominent investors and nontraditional acquirers is profoundly impacting the current deals environment. According to one prominent study, optimism is high that tax form liquidity, improved credit availability and overall confidence in corporate earnings will yield a perfect storm of supply and demand heading into 2019. What are some of the most attractive opportunities available in tech M&A? What legal considerations should targets and acquirers keep in mind when exploring a possible deal?
Alexis Spade, Associate Director, Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services, EY Forensic & Integrity Services
Scott L. Allen, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Scott Kitchens, Partner, Alston Bird LLP
Alexander Perry, Executive Director, EY Forensic & Integrity Services
Steve B. Tye, Managing Director, Croft & Bender LLP
Influencing the Deal: The Impact of Representation and warranties Insurance in the Current Market
According to a recent study, 29% of US deals now reference representation and warranties insurance (RWI) as part of the negotiation process—a remarkable development when considering overall market sentiment not two years prior. Building upon takeaways from last year’s program, this final session offers a comprehensive look at how RWI has fundamentally reshaped both the US middle market and contemporary deal structure throughout the region. Is RWI a welcome or worrisome harbinger of deals to come?
Nicholas C. Rueter, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Allyson Coyne, Managing Director & Senior Broking Officer – M&A And Transaction Solutions, Aon Risk Solutions
Tyler Dempsey, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
William B. Rowland, Partner, Jones Day
Michael B. Wakefield, Vice President, Financial Services Division, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
Closing Remarks & Rooftop Reception
Please join us on the rooftop of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as we wrap up the day’s proceedings.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
18th Floor Conference Center
201 17th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
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Book your group rate for Thomson Reuters Southeastern M&A Private Equity Forum
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361 17th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
Twelve Atlantic Station is located within convenient walking distance of the Nelson Mullins office.
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