CHARLESTON, SC—Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Ashley Kutz Kelley and Bethany Edmondson represented the firm at the 3rd German-American Business Summit. The event took place Feb. 5 at the Charleston Gaillard Center.

The Summit was presented by the College of Charleston’s German Program, School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, Career Center, and School of Business, in partnership with the German program and Career Center at The Citadel, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, and the Deutschlandjahr 2018/19. The event brought together German companies that do business in South Carolina, for a summit, including panel discussions from sector leaders on issues in German-American trade.

Torsten Scheffler of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International was the keynote speaker for the event. Other discussion topics included:

  • Leadership in Sustainability in German-American Industry;
  • Navigating and Understanding Tariffs; and
  • Futures of German-American Industry.

Mercedes-Benz Vans hosted the networking reception.

Womble Bond Dickinson has been an active Executive Member in the GACC for nearly five years. This event is part of a series of events that the firm participates in not only to network with firm clients who are members, but also to support the German-American and international business base in the Carolinas.

Ashley Kutz Kelley represents companies in the manufacturing, shipping, healthcare, financial services, professional services and property management sectors. She is an experienced litigator with a broad-ranging practice in federal and state courts, including employment, business, commercial, and product liability matters. Ashley serves as Chair of Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT) and the Chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section.

Bethany Edmondson is an associate in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Charleston office, with a focus on employment and business litigation.

Kutz Kelley and Edmonson