ATLANTA—Womble Bond Dickinson’s Atlanta office is hosting a Dec. 12 CLE event for in-house counsel, aimed at helping lawyers get the hours they need before the year-end deadline.

The half-day event features four CLE sessions with Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys:

  • Trademarks: Back to Basics with Laura Kees;
  • Protecting Your Company from Data Risk with Ted Claypoole and AIG Cyber & Strategic Risk Leader Forrest Pace;
  • Regulation of Virtual Currency Business Activity with Steve Middlebrook; and
  • Implementing a Successful Compliance Program and Leading Management through an Internal Investigation with Jamie Connelly and Eric Glidewell.

The CLE begins at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch are included. For more information, please contact Kay Newman at or 404.888.7497.

Ted Claypoole negotiates and prepares data management, business process outsourcing and e-commerce agreements for his clients. Claypoole routinely talks to business and legal associations across the country on data security issues and is a frequent author on the topic.

Jamie Connelly has approximately 20 years of experience representing domestic and foreign corporations and their owners, officers and directors in complex, bet-the-company litigations.

Eric Glidewell regularly provides counsel to executive management and directors on corporate governance matters and strategic transactions. He routinely serves as lead counsel to public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, and general commercial transactions.

Laura Kees concentrates her practice on managing trademark and copyright portfolios; counseling clients on risks associated with proposed names and marks; evaluating when applications for domestic and/or international registration should be filed and advising how and when to maintain those registrations.

Steve Middlebrook advises start-up and established companies on a wide array of legal and business issues arising from the intersection of technological innovation and financial services. He has an extensive background in emerging payment technologies.