Law School to Host Symposium on ‘Lessons from Enron’

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Macon – Nine of the nation’s leading legal and business authorities will participate in the annual Law Review Symposium hosted by Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, 1021 Georgia Ave., Macon, on Oct. 17. The symposium will be held in the Moot Court Room and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Yonna Shaw at (478) 301-2622

Following the collapse of Enron and other large corporations, society has questioned how such devastating financial events could occur. The American business community has raised the issues of regulations and reform. The symposium will bring together leaders of the American Bar Association, with distinguished members of the judiciary, the accounting profession and the academic and business communities. The lessons of Enron are an important and timely topic for these professionals and the general public.

Participants include: A.P. Carlton Jr., president, American Bar Association; R. William Ide III, former president, American Bar, and currently legal counsel with McKenna, Long & Aldridge; Solomon B. Watson IV, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, New York Times Company; The Honorable Ben F. Tennille, special superior court judge for complex cases. North Carolina Business Court; Frank J. Bellati, chairman and chief executive officer, AFC Enterprises; Michael Rosenzweig, partner, McKenna, Long & Aldridge; Susan Jones, senior manager, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; J. Edward Ketz, associate professor or accounting, Penn State Smeal College of Business; and Basil H. Pflumm, vice president, Global Practices Center, The Institute of Internal Auditors.

The panel discussions will run from 9:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.

Media interested in covering the symposium should contact Lance Wallace at (478) 301-4037.

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