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Jenner & Block Partners To Play Important Roles at ABA National Convention

As Atlanta prepares for the thousands of attorneys arriving from across the country to participate in this year’s American Bar Association (ABA) annual conference, so too are many Jenner & Block Partners who are playing important roles at the conference.

On Friday August 6, Partner Stephanie A. Scharf will be installed as President of the prestigious National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) organization, a nationwide group affiliated with the ABA devoted to the interests of women lawyers and women's rights.  Pictured is Ms. Scharf addressing a NAWL conference earlier in the year entitled, “Taking Charge of Your Career: Best Practices for Women Lawyers & Their Firms.”

Also of particular interest on Friday, Partner Richard J. Gray will be engaging in a roundtable discussion of the ABA Council On Racial & Ethnic Justice, ABA Presidential Advisory Council On Diversity, and the Therrell Magnet Center For Law & Government.

These and other highlights of Jenner & Block’s participation in the closely watched conference include:

Friday, August 6

9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.:  Partner Linda L. Listrom speaks at the Section of Litigation’s “Justice Over the Rainbow: State v Dorothy Gale, et al,” which is a continuation of the Law and Literature series of programs that highlights advocacy practice and substantive issues.  Location: The Omni Hotel at CNN Center, 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-659-0000

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Rickard J. Gray speaks at the ABA Council On Racial & Ethnic Justice, ABA Presidential Advisory Council On Diversity, & Therrell Magnet Center For Law & Government Roundtable discussion.  Location:  Therrell Magnet Center for Law, 3099 Panther Trail S.W., Atlanta, GA 404/346-2579

12:15 - 1:45p.m.: Partner Stephanie A. Scharf installed as President of National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL).  Location: NAWL Annual Awards Luncheon, The Commerce Club, 34 Broad Street NW, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, August 7

Partner Timothy W. Burns will be speaking on what happens to D & O insurance when a company files for bankruptcy at the Section of Litigation Breakfast Meeting.  Location: The Omni Hotel at CNN Center, 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-659-0000

Sunday, August 8

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Partner Linda L. Listrom speaks at the Section of Litigation’s “Taking the Oath: Practical and Ethical Considerations in Witness Preparation”  Topics:  What are the best practices to use when preparing witnesses? Is it possible to develop the testimony you need and follow the ethics rules? This program will teach you how to be both effective and ethical when preparing your witnesses for deposition or trial.  Location: The Omni Hotel at CNN Center, 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-659-0000

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.:  Carter H. Klein moderates a panel discussion: "Liquidity Assurances in Troubled Times:  How Major Institutions Makes Sure Prompt Payment Is Made When Due,"   UCC Committee and the Letter of Credit Subcommittee of the Business Law Section.  Location: Atlanta Hilton

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.:  Carter Klein Chairs the Letter of Credit Subcommittee Meeting.  Topics include Letters of Credit Issued to Insurers; Update on Mayan Networks – Landlord Letters of Credit; The Effect of the Mideast Crisis on Letters of Credit (Patriot Act, Anti-Boycott, Trading with the Enemy Act and other compliance issues); and The Impact of the Lapse, Dismissal or Reversal of Injunctions (the Shaanxi Jinshan TCI Electronics Corp. case).  Location: Atlanta Hilton