ATLANTA—Womble Carlyle played a key role in the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) Conference, which took place October 9-11, 2016 in Atlanta.


Attorneys Kirk Watkins and Brent Clinkscale both served as panelists during panel discussion. Watkins, the incoming President of AtlAS, took part in a roundtable on “Recent Developments in International Arbitration.” Clinkscale participated in a discussion on “Moving Beyond the Usual Suspects: Diversity and Inclusion (in all senses of the words) in Arbitral Appointments.”


In addition, attorneys Lisa Bondurant and Mike Cashman attended the AtlAS Conference, and Womble Carlyle served as a Gold Sponsor of the event.

Kirk Watkins has more than 35 years of complex business litigation and arbitration experience. Watkins serves as Womble Carlyle’s chief liaison to the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS).

Brent Clinkscale has nearly 30 years of experience as an advocate in both trials and arbitrations and has tried numerous cases in both federal and state courts.  Clinkscale’s concentration is in business litigation, including both domestic and international arbitrations.  He has experience in the defense of complex business matters, including class actions.  Clinkscale is head of litigation for Womble Carlyle’s Greenville, S.C. office.

Lisa Bondurant is a partner in Womble Carlyle’s Business Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Atlanta office. Her practice is concentrated in life insurance and financial services litigation, including ERISA.  For more than twenty years, Lisa has been lead counsel on a variety of cases involving complex insurance issues, ERISA, RICO, life, health, disability, and accidental death benefits, broker, producer and agent disputes and managed care litigation.

Mike Cashman is an experienced business litigator who works in Womble Carlyle’s Greenville office.  He represents business clients in consumer finance and financial services, class actions, and intellectual property/trade secrets.  Cashman serves as a member of the South Carolina Bar’s House of Delegates for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, and was recently elected to a three-year term as one of six General Council members of the South Carolina Consumer Law Section.