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Morris, Manning & Martin

February 19, 2009 11:35 ET

John Yates' "Tech Trek to India" Blog Covers Visit to Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) - Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP's internationally recognized technology attorney John C. Yates is posting videos, interviews and updates from his trip to India on TechDrawl.com, a new video blog showcasing emerging technology companies from D.C. to Texas. TechDrawl, which describes its content as "fresh from the South," has now posted several installments from Mr. Yates time in Mumbai. (Click here to see one recent post.) Upcoming installments will cover his trip to Bangalore (the Silicon Valley of India) and Delhi. The blog is also being republished, with TechDrawl's permission, on LocalTechWire.com.

Mr. Yates, who chairs the Technology Group at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, is considered a pioneer in technology law and has practiced exclusively in this area for over 27 years. He is traveling with Jason D'Cruz, head of the law firm's IndUS Group. They are speaking at major business and legal conferences during the two-week trip. They also hope to solidify the firm's Indo-American relationships and contacts in the Indian technology community; locate new sources of capital for U.S. entrepreneurs and potential partners for mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships; and assist the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in making Atlanta the "U.S. gateway" to Indian technology companies.

He is also posting updates on Twitter throughout the adventure, under the name @jcyates.

Mr. Yates graduated from Duke University with highest honors where he was an Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholar, and earned his law degree there as well. Mr. D'Cruz graduated from St. Louis University with honors and attended law school at Wake Forest.

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