**The Georgia Journal of Technology Law (2008 Spring Edition)

By Bob Neufeld Welcome to the Spring issue of the Technology Law Section’s quarterly publication. With the publication of the Spring issue, we are approaching the Section’s Annual Meeting in June when new officers will assume the leadership role for the Section. In addition to these new officers, I too will be passing the editor’s torch to another dedicated member of the Section - Sandra Sheets Gardiner. Many of the Section members probably know or know of Sandra based on her technology-focused transactional practice at Morris Manning & Martin, LLP. Please join me in welcoming Sandra as the new editor of the Section’s Journal. I am confident she will do an outstanding job leading one of the Section’s primary offerings for its members.

With respect to the current issue, we have captured the important Section events that have taken place recently and that are scheduled to take place in the future. We also have three fine articles from some of our regular contributors. For starters, we have the first part of an insightful article from Dennis Gershick discussing how to diagnose a troubled company. As with many of Dennis’s articles, he draws on his experience in both the business world and legal world to provide constructive suggestions for advising companies, both large and small. Next, we have Larry Kunin’s E-Discovery Update which distills the salient points from recent decisions from courts around the country concerning electronic discovery disputes.

In closing, I have appreciated the opportunity to serve as the Editor of the Section’s Journal over the last three years and have particularly appreciated the work of our regular contributors whose high quality articles make the Journal possible. I am confident our Section membership will continue to work with Sandra in maintaining this excellent forum for sharing technology-related knowledge with the Section and the Bar.

image015.jpgBob Neufeld is a registered patent attorney and practices intellectual property law with King & Spalding LLP. His work includes litigating intellectual property and technology disputes and securing patent rights in the U.S. and abroad on behalf of his clients. Mr. Neufeld received his B.A. and B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He can be reached at bneufeld@kslaw.com.