Mr. Yates is chair of the Corporate Technology Group of Morris, Manning & Martin in Atlanta. He is internationally recognized in the technology law and corporate finance fields. His firm represents technology companies in all stages of growth and is a leader in VC and private equity deals, IPOs and M&A transactions. Mr. Yates is co-founder of the Technology Association of Georgia, Southeastern Software Association, and Southeast Medical Device Association. He has authored hundreds of articles and was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kodak vs. Image Technical Services.
He received his B.A. and J.D. from Duke University and serves on the Board of Visitors at the Duke School of Law and Board of Trustees of Furman University. Mr. Yates was chair of the 2013 NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament in Atlanta in April 2013.