Steven Labovitz, a partner with McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP and the City of Atlanta's former chief of staff.
Published on: 02-08-2012
Georgia Tech College of Management’s IMPACT Speaker Series will feature Steven
Labovitz, a partner with McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP and the City of
Atlanta's former chief of staff, on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Labovitz, whose lecture is titled "The Critical Role
of Public-Private Partnerships in Atlanta’s
Past, Present and Future," will speak at 4:30 p.m.
in LeCraw Auditorium of the College of Management (800 West Peachtree Street).
Steven Labovitz focuses on government affairs at a
local, state, and federal level. He specializes in legislative action, economic
development, public finance and privatization and has extensive experience in
formulating public/private partnerships for companies that have business issues
with the government sector and governments that are interested in privatization
or outsourcing governmental tasks.
In addition, Labovitz has worked in the area of
land use and has been instrumental in working with governments and developers
in creating tax incentives for large development projects including
establishing tax allocation districts in order to create and implement
Prior to McKenna Long &
Aldridge, Labovitz served as a chief of staff for the City of Atlanta from 1994
to 1997. Generally regarded as having bought business acumen and organization
to Atlanta’s City Hall, he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the
downtown business district. He is noted as the architect of the financial and business
terms leading to the $141 million Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta, where an additional
$72 million in public improvements were associated with the arena.
Free and open to the public, the IMPACT Series brings notable business
executives, high-tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and intellectual
leaders to the College.
Other speakers in the spring 2012 series include Daryl Dulaney, CEO of
Siemens Industry; Meredith Rentz, CEO and president of Medshare; and Randy
Olson, author of Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of
For the full lineup, visit the IMPACT
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