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Terry Leadership Speaker Series to feature L.A. lawyer Chris Brearton

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Chris Brearton

Athens, Ga. – Chris Brearton, a partner in Los Angeles firm Latham & Watkins’ entertainment, sports and media practice, will speak Feb. 20 at 10:10 a.m. at the University of Georgia Chapel.

Sponsored by the Terry College of Business Institute for Leadership Advancement, the program is free and open to the public as part of the Terry Leadership Speaker Series.

Recognized as a leading lawyer in both the entertainment and sports law fields, Brearton advises motion picture studios, independent producers, financial institutions, investment funds, television networks and sports organizations. He counsels clients in transactions ranging from the creation of strategic alliances and complex commercial licensing arrangements to project financing and industry-specific mergers and acquisitions.

Brearton graduated from the Terry College of Business in 1992, and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998. He was formerly a certified public accountant with KPMG in Los Angeles.

The speaker series brings well-known leaders from a variety of organizations to the Terry College of Business and UGA. In these student-oriented forums, leaders are asked to discuss their unique leadership styles and experiences.

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