YMW Partner Barry Cobb to Present at North Carolina ASHRM Fall Conference

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Yates, McLamb & Weyher, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based litigation firm, announces today that firm partner Barry Cobb will serve as a presenter at the fall conference for the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers on November 8. The conference is designed to educate healthcare administrators and professionals on how to mitigate risks.

Barry CobbIn a presentation titled “Since We’re not Ventriloquists….Preparing Employees of Your Organization for Depositions,” Cobb will present examples of good and not-so-good depositions and other professional testimony from nurses and other healthcare employees. During the talk, he will discuss the challenges faced by attorneys and risk management professionals in preparing staff to give testimony, and ways those challenges can be overcome.

Cobb has been practicing law for 20 years, becoming a certified mediator in 2004. With a practice focused on litigation, he represents medical practitioners, their practices, and medical institutions in liability, malpractice and licensing issues. He has tried cases in state and federal courts and has argued appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit. Cobb has conducted seminars for attorneys and clients on nursing home issues, medical malpractice issues, risk management, effective legal writing, advocacy in mediation, and professionalism.

He is the immediate past chair of the Litigation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Cobb is also a past member of the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and has served twice on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committees for the Eastern District, including once as chair.

About Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P.:
Formed in 1983, Yates, McLamb & Weyher represents civil litigation defendants in cases focusing on medical malpractice, professional and general liability, construction litigation, products liability, insurance coverage and auto negligence. Founding partners Dan J. McLamb and Barbara B. Weyher shared a vision and built a firm characterized by legal expertise and skill, tenacity in defense of their clients’ interests, and civility and professionalism in the practice of law. Today the firm has 29 lawyers. Visit www.ymwlaw.com for more information.

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