On December 13, 2019, Wargo French obtained a jury verdict for its client MSouth Equity Partners against Alston & Bird after a two-week jury trial. The jury found that Alston committed malpractice by rendering negligent tax advice in 2011, and subsequently in 2013 and 2014 through its communications with MSouth regarding the error and an ongoing audit by the IRS. The jury awarded MSouth $4.7M as compensation. Wargo French is very pleased to have helped MSouth achieve this result after four years of litigation. Congratulations to the Wargo French trial team -
Wargo French was proud to have represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Munilla Construction Management Bankruptcy case involving the FIU Bridge collapse. We are pleased that confirmation was achieved.
Wargo French is proud to announce that Vernon Strickland, a partner in our Atlanta office, has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2020. Leadership Georgia stands apart as one of the nation’s oldest and most successful leadership-training programs for young business, civic and community leaders with the desire and potential to work together for a better Georgia. Approximately 60 participants are selected each year from a pool of several hundred applicants from across the state. Congratulations
Wargo French was honored to host the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Southeast Executive Event “Your TV Knows (and Shares) What You Watched Last Summer: Data Privacy in Television Industry,” on November 6, 2019 in our Atlanta office. We enjoyed a lively discussion with industry leaders on best practices for protecting customers’ rights, while also monetizing the data collected from them.
As a proud Gold Level sponsor of the Southeast Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT Southeast), Wargo French had the pleasure of attending and supporting the 16th Annual Red Letter Awards on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The awards honored six extraordinary women in the telecommunications industry who have a commitment to serving others, and who exemplify WICT’s mission of creating women leaders who transform the cable telecommunications industry.
On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Wargo French was honored to partner with Assurant for their 4th Annual United Way 5K Event, which drew hundreds of participants from around South Florida. The annual event raises funds to support the great work of United Way of Miami-Dade and underscores our commitment to actively engage in strengthening the communities where we live and work. Great job team!!
Wargo French is excited to announce that Laurie Selkowitz, a senior associate in our Los Angeles office, has been selected as the Technology Subcommittee Co-Chair for the Transactional Practice Area Committee of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms. Congratulations Laurie!
Wargo French sponsored the 24th Annual Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) Judicial Luncheon on October 1, 2019, honoring the women judiciary of metro Atlanta. The Firm has been the exclusive sponsor of this event for the past 16 years. We were honored to have several clients and friends attend as our guests.
Wargo French was honored to have our CLE titled “Your TV Knows (and Shares) What You Watched Last Summer: Data Privacy in the Television Industry” chosen to present at the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. A special thanks to our panel which included, our Corporate Senior Associate, Laurie Selkowitz, Elizabeth Wheeler, Senior Counsel at UP Entertainment, LLC, Isaac Crum, Of Counsel at Rusing
Wargo French had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. We enjoyed seeing our NAMWOLF friends and colleagues at the In-House Counsel Meet & Greet Reception and had a great time at the Law Firm Expo. Looking forward to the Business Meeting in February and continuing our partnership with NAMWOLF!