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Bell, Griffin B. (Boyette)

(1918–  ) lawyer, judge, U.S. attorney general; born in Americus, Ga. Partner in the Atlanta law firm King & Spalding (1953–61), he appeared to hold the views of conservative white Southerners on racial issues. Appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals (1961–76), he ruled on many school desegregation cases and was generally regarded as a moderate. A controversial appointee as President Carter's attorney general (1977–81), he again proved to be a moderate. He resumed corporation law in Atlanta.
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Griffin Bell WHAT: Keynote at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Annual Meeting with a media availability immediately thereafter WHEN: Friday, April 11, 12:15-2:00 pm WHERE: Grand Hyatt Washington DC 1000 H Street NW Washington, D.
In his speech detailing the asbestos litigation crisis and bankruptcy law, Former United States Attorney General Griffin Bell will discuss the causes of the asbestos litigation crisis and the specific responsibility of bankruptcy judges to provide solutions.
It should include such respected senior leaders as former Attorneys General Richard Thornburgh and Griffin Bell, and Senators Sam Nunn and Howard Baker.
Its board is composed of leaders in a wide range of fields: former government officials, including Howard Baker, Griffin Bell, Bill Bradley, Newt Gingrich, Eric Holder, George McGovern, Diane Ravitch, Alan Simpson, and Richard Thornburgh; current and former university presidents, including William Brody, Tom Kean, George Rupp, and John Silber; and numerous other leaders in education, healthcare, law, business and public policy.
Griffin Bell joined King & Spalding as a partner in 1953 and became managing partner of the firm in 1958.
They join an Advisory Board which boasts a bi-partisan group of leading American public policy thinkers, including Tom Kean, Griffin Bell, Newt Gingrich, George McGovern, and a number of leading scholars who have found common ground in the efforts of Common Good.
Barr, Griffin Bell, Benjamin Civelletti, and Richard Thornburgh) and a former FBI and CIA Director, Judge William Webster.
The legal team, including The Honorable Griffin Bell, Attorney General for President Carter; The Honorable Nicholas Katzenbach, Attorney General for President Johnson, President Clinton's legal counsel Lloyd Cutler, and President Bush's legal counsel C.