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Business Litigation

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 0 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 4 Trial Practice

Trial Practice
Original Program Date:
Nov 02, 2022





James C. “Jake” Evans, Program Chair; Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Atlanta, GA










Julia D. Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA






James C. “Jake” Evans




Restrictive Covenants: Non-Competes, Non-Solicitation


Kurtis A. Powell, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Atlanta, GA




Directors & Officers Liability/Fiduciary Duty Litigation


Brandon R. Keel, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA 








Litigation Viewed In-House: In-House Counsel Panel


Moderator: James C. “Jake” Evans




T. Paul Nam, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Bluefin Payment Systems, Atlanta, GA


J. Matthew “Matt” Queen, The Queen Firm, LLC, Rome, GA


Rajesh “Raj” Shah, Senior Regulatory Attorney, MagMutual Insurance Company, Atlanta, GA




Partnership Disputes and Dissolutions


Jonathan E. Hawkins, Law Firm GC (Hawkins), LLC, Atlanta, GA








Breach of Contract


Cary Ichter, Partner, Ichter Davis LLC, Atlanta, GA




Real Estate and creditors Litigation


Brian J. Levy, Burr & Forman LLP, Atlanta, GA










Insurance Coverage Litigation: Carrier and Policy Holder Perspective


Moderator: Seth M. Friedman, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Atlanta, GA




John C. Bonnie, Partner, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC, Atlanta, GA


Austin Bersinger, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, Atlanta, GA










Program Coordinator:


Alista Hubbard, Programs Manager




Speakers and times are subject to change.



Mr. James Cullen Evans's Profile

Mr. James Cullen Evans Related Seminars and Products

Hall Booth Smith PC

An experienced first-chair litigator, Jake Evans has litigated complex, high-stakes cases across practice areas in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Clients trust Jake with their most challenging matters and depend on Jake’s creative approaches and precise execution to pursue positive outcomes in the face of daunting circumstances.

Jake Evans’ litigation practice focuses on class actions, disputes involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties, residential and commercial real estate (including wrongful foreclosures, partitions, quiet title actions, and commercial leases), restrictive covenants involving non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions, business dissolutions, derivative corporate claims, note defaults and workouts and intellectual property, including patents, copyrights and trademarks. Thriving under pressure, Jake has served as lead counsel in numerous high-profile cases, including those appearing before the Supreme Court of the United States, entailing national media coverage and making Georgia history.

Having led Georgia’s State Ethics Commission and being intimately involved with government at all levels, Jake has a flourishing government practice. Jake represents companies and individuals responding to government investigations by state Attorney General Offices, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the DOJ and other state and federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission. He also represents companies and individuals before Georgia state and local government agencies, including licensing boards, state commissions and procurement agencies, and has considerable experience with bid protests. Jake oversees campaign finance matters, including candidate and independent expenditure committee/PAC filings and responds to campaign finance complaints at the state and federal level.

A strategist at his core, Jake also serves as outside general counsel to numerous companies, large and small, helping them navigate thorny legal problems. Jake has overseen large mergers and acquisitions, agreement drafting and negotiations, economic development transactions, international trade investigations and varying regulatory compliance matters.

Mr. Jonathan Edward Hawkins's Profile

Mr. Jonathan Edward Hawkins Related Seminars and Products

Law Firm GC (Hawkins), LLC

Jonathan Hawkins is a business lawyer for lawyers. He helps attorneys and law firm owners identify, understand, and navigate the legal, business, and ethics-related issues that stem from running a law practice. More specifically, he assists lawyers and law firms in starting law firms, law firm structuring, partnership agreements, lateral moves, separation agreements, law firm dissolutions, health crisis planning, and succession planning.


Mr. John C. Bonnie Related Seminars and Products

Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC

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