International Business Exchange
- February 25
8:30 am - 10:00 am
- Ogletree Deakins
191 Peachtree ST. NE, Suite 4800
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States + Google Map
39 years international legal, business, policy experience as counsel in multinational corporate, law firm, government, education environments.
International practice at Hall Booth Smith, P.C.: transactions (distribution, agency, strategic alliances, JVs); international compliance (foreign corruption, export controls); international aviation liability. Admitted: all GA courts and U.S. Supreme Court.
7 years as Adjunct Professor, Emory Law School; 5 years as Director, International Programs/ Professor of International Business & Global Logistics, Clayton State University.
15 years prior in Delta Air Lines’ international practice group. Member of senior corporate team, advising re legal aspects of Delta’s international strategy: foreign labor/employment, international aviation liability, anti-trust, foreign corporate, regulatory, marketing, JVs, and related transactions.
2007, appointed by Government of Hungary as Honorary Consul; 2013, appointment as Foreign Economic Counselor. 2011-14, President, World Trade Center Atlanta.
Non-profit Boards: World Trade Center Atlanta; Georgia Council for International Visitors; Tropics Foundation (Agri. Research Center, Costa Rica); Atlanta Council on International Relations.
Past service: Chair, International Transactions Section, Atlanta Bar Assn; Board Member, International Law Section, State Bar of GA; Advisory Board, ABA Rule of Law Initiative for Central Europe/Eurasia–Middle East/North Africa; Chair, International Council, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce; Founding Board Member, Global Soap Project; Trustee and Past Chair, Clayton State University Foundation; Board Member, GA State University Center for Global Business Leadership.
2001, Clayton County “International Business Person of the Year”; 2006 and 2014, finalist for the Georgia “Governor’s Award for Individual Contribution to the International Community”.