John Duisberg and Prem Bhatia/Cooleaf
John Duisberg and Prem Bhatia are Co-Founders of Cooleaf, an Atlanta based company focused on building a health and wellness platform for individuals, employers, and fitness providers. Prior to Cooleaf, John spent eight years at Availity in the healthcare IT industry. During his tenure at Availity, John specialized in new product development and program management. Before Cooleaf, Prem lead business development and strategy initiatives at RelayHealth and has a background in health care payments and benefits from his time at American Express.
David N. Schaeffer/Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever, LLP
David Schaeffer earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1978 with B.A. in Economics and Religion. David started his legal career with the Atlanta firm of Kidd & Vaughan in 1981 and became a partner in 1987. The firm changed its name to Holland Schaeffer Roddenbery Blitch, LLP, in 2008. David joined the firm of Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever as a partner in January, 2011.
David served as President of the Atlanta Bar Association in 2009-2010 and Chair of its Litigation Section in 2003-2004. In his year as President, the Atlanta Bar Association was awarded the State Bar’s President’s Cup as the best overall bar association in the State of Georgia. David was awarded the Atlanta Bar’s Distinguished Service Award in 2004. As a successful litigator and appellate advocate, he was a statewide candidate for the Georgia Court of Appeals in 2010, and has been selected on the short lists for several state and federal judicial positions.
During his thirty years as a civil litigator, David has handled a wide variety of business and personal injury matters for individuals and businesses, both for plaintiffs and defendants. He has tried dozens of jury trials and argued almost twenty appeals in state and federal courts. David considers himself especially qualified and experienced in business litigation matters involving non-compete and other restrictive covenants, trade secrets, business fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and partnership disputes; personal injury matters, including wrongful death claims and serious injuries such as amputations, paralysis and brain traumas; and school redistricting matters. David also represented St. Joseph’s Hospital in defending medical and nursing malpractice claims for 12 years, and has also represented businesses, patients or their families in professional malpractice claims against a variety of entities and professionals. He also assists professionals and managers in negotiating severance agreements and protecting employment rights. Finally, David has participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations and is available to mediate business and personal injury/professional malpractice disputes.
Jared Lace and Chase Abernethy with CHASE Professionals
Jared Lace and Chase Abernathy handle staffing and recruiting at CHASE Professionals.
CHASE Professionals is a Nationwide contingency recruiting firm headquartered in Sandy Springs, GA. with 35 branches across the United States, It is our objective to present only the highest skilled professionals to our clients, tailored to your company’s unique needs.