McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Partner to Speak at 13th Annual Legal Reform Summit

ATLANTA  (October 23, 2012) — Attorney General Thurbert Baker, a partner in McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP’s (MLA) government affairs practice, will serve as a moderator at the 13th Annual Legal Reform Summit event on Wednesday, October 24 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. This conference is the nation's paramount comprehensive legal reform symposium, featuring a variety of timely panel discussions.

In “The Current State of Affairs,” Baker will moderate the session that addresses issues of importance to state attorneys general and the business community, such as privacy in the digital age, transparency in private attorney contracting, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This session will also address recent regulatory actions by the Environmental Protection Agency, National Labor Relations Board and other federal agencies that impact states.

Attorney General Baker served as the attorney general for the state of Georgia for 13 years, under three different governors. In this position, Baker focused on fighting corruption and consumer fraud. He wrote and advocated for Georgia's groundbreaking mortgage fraud statute, the first such law in the nation, through the General Assembly. At MLA, Baker focuses on corporate compliance and investigations, public policy and regulatory affairs, multi-state litigation, public sector procurements and regulatory matters and is the chair of the firm’s state attorneys general practice group.

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