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Parker Poe Attorney Named to Advisory Board for the Southeastern Managing Partner Forum

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  • June 06, 2005

Charlotte, NC – June 6, 2005 - Bill Farthing, managing partner of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, has been named to the Southeastern Advisory Board for The Managing Partner Forum, one of the nation’s most comprehensive programs designed to address and solve the challenges of running a successful law firm.

“The advisory board is a diverse group of 17 select managing partners from law firms of different sizes, locations and practice areas,” said John Remsen, Jr., president and CEO of The Managing Partner Forum. “Their recommendations regarding topics and program format add value and help us present the best agenda possible.”

Based on highly successful programs in Florida and Texas, The Southeastern Forum provides invaluable insights on management issues and offers unique peer networking opportunities. The full-day event, which will be held on June 7 in Atlanta, is expected to attract more than 100 managing partners and leaders representing top law firms with ten or more attorneys from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Growth strategies, law firm mergers, firm governance, compensation plans, firm culture, team networking, recruiting, marketing and diversity issues are among the issues that will be discussed by The Forum.

Bill Farthing brings more than 30 years experience to The Forum’s advisory board. He was named managing partner of Parker Poe in 2002 and has been a partner since 1979. His practice areas include employment and college and university law. Farthing serves on the boards of Johnson C. Smith University and the Charlotte Repertory Theatre. He is also a member of the Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy. Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP currently has more than 165 lawyers, with five offices in the Carolinas. Parker Poe has North Carolina offices in Charlotte and Raleigh and South Carolina offices in Charleston, Columbia and Spartanburg. The firm provides a complete range of legal services and has extensive experience in antitrust and business torts, banking and finance, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, employee benefits, employment, environmental, international, public finance, real estate and commercial development, securities, tax and torts, trial and insurance.