Womble Carlyle was actively involved in the Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) organized by Kennesaw State University, which took place on Friday, April 22nd in Atlanta. SAUPO, which began in 2011, has become the largest Asia business conference in the US.

SAUPO featured panel discussions on

  • Global Branding: From Traditional to Digital Economy;
  • Technology and Innovation in Asia;
  • New Initiatives in Asia-Pacific; and
  • Global Trends in Education and Media.

Michael Sullivan, Managing Partner of Womble Carlyle’s Atlanta office, offered closing remarks for the event. In addition, the firm served as a Platinum Sponsor of SAUPO.

Other Womble Carlyle attendees included attorneys Eric Glidewell, Brian Hooper, Lou Isaf, Sarah Parker, Michael Ray, Hannah Rodgers and Nellie Shipley and Senior Marketing Manager Kay Newman. Former Womble Carlyle attorney Guanming Fang, now Corporate Counsel for WorldPay US, Inc., also attended.

Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, Presidential Deputy Envoy for Hostage Affairs in the US State Department, was the keynote speaker for SAUPO 2016.


Michael Sullivan in front of SAUPO audience.