Partner George Freeman Speaks at SIFMA Regional Conference

October 3, 2013

George C. Freeman, III, chairman of Barrasso Usdin’s securities litigation and regulation practice, served as a panelist at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Society Regional Seminar held on September 30, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

George’s panel focused on two topics: “How to Pick an Arbitration Panel” and “Vacatur of Arbitration Awards.” The issues the panel addressed included:

• Strategies for the initial selection of panels

• Strategies for dealing with “problem” arbitrators

• Recent development in vacatur jurisprudence

• Strategies for pursuing vacaturs

Joining George on the panel were Jay Rosen of Capital Forensics, Inc., A. Inge Selden, III, of Maynard Cooper & Gale, and Shepherd D. Tate of Bass Berry & Sims. James Ritt, General Counsel of Sterne Agee, served as the moderator.

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Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and has more than 30 attorneys. The Firm has experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country, including all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental cases, intellectual property cases, insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation, and regulatory matters.