The Atlanta Lawyer August/September 2019 - Page 7

FROM THE BOARD This issue's theme of The Atlanta Lawyer focuses on getting to know your Atlanta Bar Association, committees and its members. We asked the Boards a few getting to know you questions! AMY CHENG Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Amy was born and raised in historical and beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Amy joined the Atlanta Bar Association at the beginning of 2016. KATIE BATES Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC Katie was born in Birmingham, Alabama and has been a member of the Atlanta Bar Association since the Fall of 2010. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER TRADITION? I really enjoy attending outdoor concerts, especially at the Dunwoody Nature Center. The Center hosts a Summer Concert Series each summer, every other Saturday evening. WHAT'S ONE POSITIVE THING YOU HAVE DONE FOR YOURSELF AND ONE POSITIVE THING YOU HAVE DONE FOR OTHERS? For me, I drive my kids to school as much as possible. For others, I spend some time working with the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. It's an impactful organization with the mission to collaborate, advocate, educate, and empower. IF A MOVIE WAS MADE ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHICH ACTRESS WOULD PLAY YOU? Reese Witherspoon WHAT'S YOUR IDEAL SUMMER DAY? My ideal summer day is happily spent rocking out to country music while enjoying the weather and soaking up some rays on the boat. WHAT PODCAST OR TELEVISION SHOW ARE YOU CURRENTLY BINGE-WATCHING? At the moment, I've been into the Netflix show, "What/if." Season one is out so far, and the show is a neo-noir social thriller following a scientist (Renee Zellweger), the mysterious dealings she gets herself into and her dedication to her work. IF A MOVIE WAS MADE ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHICH ACTRESS WOULD PLAY YOU? Ali Wong CHRIS LIGHTNER Alston & Bird, LLP Chris has been involved with the Atlanta Bar Association since 2009 and currently serves as the Treasurer on the Association's Board of Directors. WHAT'S YOUR ATLANTA GUILTY PLEASURE? I'd have to say getting outside and taking pleasure in Top Golf Tuesdays! Top Golf is a great place to practice your skills, and they have fun-themed deals nearly every day of the week. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY THAT HAS BECOME A TRADITION THAT YOU ENJOY DURING THE SUMMER? My family and I have made it a tradition to watch Fourth of July fireworks with the Braves at SunTrust Park. The stadium is located a few miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. WHAT PODCAST OR TELEVISION SHOW ARE YOU CURRENTLY BINGE-WATCHING? I'm binge-watching the classic, timeless tv show, The Sopranos. www.atlantabar.org THE ATLANTA LAWYER 7