On May 4, 11, 18 and 26, 2004, the American Bar Association Section of Business Law will sponsor four 90-minute teleconferences on the lessons to be learned from Enron's collapse. Alston & Bird has a unique expertise and perspective to share on these lessons -- the firm represented Neal Batson
as the independent Examiner appointed to investigate Enron's off-balance sheet transactions and the role these transactions and Enron's bankers, lawyers and other advisers played in Enron's collapse.Neal Batson
, the Enron Examiner, will open the first program to provide his perspective on the factors leading to Enron's collapse and lessons for the post-Enron environment.
Each of the programs will feature Alston & Bird lawyers -- Rebecca Lamberth
, Kit Weitnauer
, Jim Grant
, Bryan Ives
, Dennis Connolly
, David Krohn
and Mark Duedall
-- that played a leading role in the Enron Examination. Other experts will join the Alston & Bird panel members, including a representative of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division.
The four programs will address lessons to be learned by lawyers in the post-Enron environment in bankruptcy, legal opinions, lawyers' professional and ethical obligations and liability of Enron's bankers and other professional advisers (including aiding and abetting of officer misconduct).
For additional information about the programs, including CLE credit, ethics credit and registration information, click here