July 6, 1998

Alston & Bird Partner To Speak at American Banker's Y2K

Robert C. Reynolds, Jr. to Participate on Panel: "Directors & Officers at Risk: Managing Critical Year 2000 Business and Personal Liability Issues for Financial Institutions"

As the millennium is less than 600 days away, the deadline to become Year 2000 compliant is approaching, and it is critical that financial institutions and executives are both prepared to comply with, and are protected from, the liabilities of non-compliance. Robert C. Reynolds, Jr., partner at the international law firm Alston & Bird LLP, will participate in the American Banker's and The Strategic Research Institute's Conference on " Year 2000 Personal and Corporate Liability Compliance for Financial Institutions." The second in a series, the conference has been designed to provide critical information in order to protect and limit personal and institutional exposure to the Year 2000. At the conference, Mr. Reynolds will participate in the panel discussion, "Directors & Officers at Risk: Managing Critical Year 2000 Business and Personal Liability Issues for Financial Institutions." The panel will focus on:

* Corporate Exposure
* Officer and Director Liability
* Supply Chain Compliance
* Disclosure Issues Mr. Reynolds’ practice concentrates on the representation of information technology functions of large corporations, as well as counsel to corporations for technology-centered transactions and Year 2000 projects, such as information services and technology outsourcing arrangements, software and hardware development, acquisition and integration projects, and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

The conference will be held on July 20-21, 1998 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers. This highly focused event will prepare and provide practical solutions for executives and financial institutions for the millennium to help ensure Year 2000 compliance. Timely and critical issues to be presented include:

• Latest Views from Washington on Existing & Future Y2K Regulations
• Contingency Planning and Crisis Management for the Year 2000
• Providing Year 2000 Awareness to Your Employees and Customers
• Y2K and Asset Quality Implications
• Bottom-Line Issues: Budgeting, Taxation and Accounting Expenses

Alston & Bird, with over 400 attorneys serving both domestic and international clients, is one of the largest and oldest law firms in the Southeast. Based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Washington, D.C., and Charlotte and the Research Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Firm provides a full range of services to clients doing business throughout the U.S. and overseas. Alston & Bird’s practice areas include: capital markets and investments; finance and public finance; financial institutions; international; intellectual property; technology; trial and appellate; health care; real estate; environmental; antitrust and investigations; bankruptcy, reorganizations and workouts; tax and fiduciary; and labor and employment.
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