Primerus Attorney, Marc Dedman, Speaks at Annual Corporate Counsel Seminar

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Marc Dedman, a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, speaks at the annual Corporate Counsel Seminar in Georgia.

The International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus) is proud to announce that one of its member attorneys, Marc Dedman of Spicer Rudstrom (http://www.primerus.com/firms/spicer_rudstrom_pllc.htm), PLLC in Memphis/Nashville, TN, recently spoke at the annual Corporate Counsel Seminar.

The 2009 Corporate Counsel Seminar, sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, has been held in December for the past 25 years.

Mr. Dedman, who was a part of a panel entitled "Changing Model of Outside Law Firms and the Value Proposition," discussed the benefits of the ACC Value Challenge. Michael Roster, Chairman of the ACC Value Challenge Steering Committee, explains "...the ACC Value Challenge is based on the concept that firms can greatly improve the value of what they do, reduce their costs to corporate clients and still maintain strong profitability."

The panel also focused on ways to teach inside and outside counsel how to maximize the value in their relationships. It emphasized the value of using small and medium sized law firms and explained the benefits in doing so, which include partner level work at a reasonable fees.

“The presentation allowed Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC, and Primerus to reinforce the message that small to mid-size firms, of which Primerus is comprised, afford corporate counsel additional options, frequently at substantially less cost (http://www.primerus.com/about.htm),” Marc explains. Marc also said that “the keen interaction between conference attendees and the panel members demonstrates the interest corporations have in the message Primerus, and its member firms, have to offer."

The 2009 Corporate Counsel Seminar, which was held at The Capital City Club in Atlanta, GA, attracted between 150 and 200 attorneys. Other panelists included S. Renee Huskey, founding partner of Ichter Thomas, LLC.; Judy Powell, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP.; Elizabeth B. Chandler, Vice President and General Counsel, Ashbury Automotive Group; Teresa T. Kennedy, Assistant General Counsel, Cox Communications, Inc.; and Mary Ulmer-Jones, Associate General Counsel, Bank of America.

Marc Dedman, and Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC, are proud to serve as members of Primerus. Primerus is the leading alliance of small and medium sized, top-rated, independent law firms. With approximately 140 law firms located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the U.K., Primerus firms provide clients with responsive, high quality, partner-level service for much less than what large law firms charge. All Primerus law firms are: AV- rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service; screened for excellence; audited annually for continued quality; and committed to excellence in six key areas; integrity, reasonable fees, continuing education, civility, community service and excellent work product.

“We are honored to have individuals such as Marc Dedman and firms such as Spicer Rudstrom as part of our organization,” says John C. Buchanan (http://www.primerus.com/presidents_message.htm), President of Primerus.

Visit http://www.primerus.com to find a Primerus firm near you or contact Erica M. Kusmierz, Member Services, at ekusmierz(at)primerus(dot)com or (800) 968-2211.

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