Erin Gerstenzang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Atlanta, GA

EHG Law Firm
 | 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 8500 #5
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-771-6675
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Erin Gerstenzang founded EHG Law Firm, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. She provides client-centered legal services to clients facing drug and alcohol-related criminal offenses, and subscription legal services to new hemp businesses in Georgia. Early on in her career as a trial attorney, Erin discovered a passion for helping other professionals improve their craft, and she built a national reputation as a sought-after speaker on a variety of technology and practice topics, including legal ethics, design-thinking for law firms, automation, paperless systems, social media, and mentorship. Combining both her trial skills and talent for speaking, she excels at reducing the complicated and difficult down to the simple and actionable. Erin also runs the EHG Law Firm Collective, where she leads a collaborative female mentorship-based group focused on developing legal and business skills to accelerate solo law firm success. She was honored by Fastcase 50 in 2018 and recognized by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center as one of the honorees of the Women in Legal Tech 2019. She is on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and she co-organizes the Atlanta Legal Tech Group. She serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, and she was a recipient of their GAWL Visionary Award in 2019. She chairs the Judicial Recommendation Committee of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and is on their long-range planning committee. She also serves on State Bar of Georgia's Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 50%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

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About Erin Gerstenzang

Admitted: 2005, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.ehglawfirm.com/erin-h-gerstenzang-top-rated-atlan...

Honors/Awards:

  • The Best of 2015: NACDL Top Ten Rated Speaker
  • Fastcase 50 Honoree (2018)
  • Attorney AVVO Rating of 10.0 (Superb)
  • Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers List (2019)
  • One of the American Bar Association's core values is a commitment to diversity, which the Law Practice Division aims to reinforce in the legal tech sector. From tech founders and CEOs to small business owners, women are making a big impact on legal tech in every field. In keeping with the spirit of progress, the Legal Technology Resource Center is proud to present its “Women of Legal Tech.” Our goal is to celebrate the women currently in the legal tech space, and to encourage more women to join the ranks., Women in Legal Tech 2019, www.americanbar.org, 2019
  • Faculty member at the National College for DUI Defense
  • 2019 Top 50 Women Georgia Super Lawyers List (2019)
  • SuperLawyers (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders. Lawyer or nonlawyer, techie or non techie, anyone is eligible. Created in 2011, each year the Fastcase 50 award honors a diverse group of lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, judges, law librarians, bar association executives, and people from all walks of life. In many cases, honorees are well known, but in many others, the award recognizes people who have made important, but unheralded contributions. “Every part of the legal market is changing right now – from law school through every part of the practice,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “That change can be daunting or discouraging to many people. And that’s one reason that our team enjoys celebrating the accomplishments of the Fastcase 50. These are people who inspire us by their intelligence, creativity, and leadership. We hope they will inspire others as well, especially during a time of great change for the profession.”, Fastcase 50, Fastcase , 2018
  • In recognition of exceptional contributions to the projects and mission of the National College for DUI Defense., Dean's Award, National College for DUI Defense, 2013
  • The Visionary Award is presented to a GAWL member who has shown the characteristics of being forward-thinking, creative and working for the best interest of GAWL. , Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Visionary Award, www.gawl.org, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Appointed to State Bar of Georgia Rules and Procedures Committee, 2019
  • New York State Bar
  • Appointed to the American Bar Association's TECHSHOW board., 2019
  • Co-chair and organizer of the third annual DUI DEFENSE TRIAL STRATEGIES FOR GEORGIA PUBLIC DEFENDERS Seminar held at the Georgia State Bar Headquarters, October 17, 2014.
  • Chair of Judicial Recommendations Committee for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2019
  • I am an organizer of the Atlanta Legal Hackers and Atlanta Legal Tech Meetup groups., 2017
  • I co-chair the Technology Committee of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and serve on their Long Range Planning Committee., 2018
  • I am on the board of directors of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, and I run their Leadership Academy., 2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ran the Leadership Academy for Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Chair of Judicial Recommendation Committee for the Georgia Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Legal ethics., Speaker, Make New Friends, But Keep the Old Professionalism and Social Media, Family Law Institute of Georgia, 2019
  • Design thinking, Speaker, The New Word of Mouth: Lawyer Ratings and Reviews, Martindale-Avvo Regional Summit “Attract, Engage, Convert: Scaling your Practice for Greater Growth”, 2019
  • Women mentoring women., Speaker, Women Mentoring Women in the Business of Law, Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women’s Annual Empowerment Conference, 2019
  • ALS issues., Facilitator, Speaker, Resolving Your Client's Immediate and Urgent Driver License Issues , State Bar of Georgia ICLE DUI Law Update, 2019
  • Diversity and bias., Speaker, Embracing Diversity: Identifying, Understanding, and Challenging Biases , The New York State Bar Association, 2019
  • Social media and ethics and law., Speaker, Lawyers on Social Media: Why What You Say Matters, State Bar of Georgia ICLE Building a Professional Presence Program, 2019
  • Women designing in law, Speaker, Women Designing the Law Firm of the Future: Technology, Ethics, and More , Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women’s Annual Empowerment Conference, 2019
  • The availability of inexpensive and easy-to-use digital tools and systems means that much of the minutia of legal and administrative work can now be done automatically. Learn how to use automation tools and technology to simplify the practice of law, improve client service and recapture hours per week of lost time. , Speaker, Designing Your Law Firm to Work for You , Practice Management Advisors of North America, 2019
  • The availability of inexpensive and easy-to-use digital tools and systems means that much of the minutia of legal and administrative work can now be done automatically. Learn how to use automation tools and technology to simplify the practice of law, improve client service and recapture hours per week of lost time. , Speaker, Automation Tools for Law Firm Operations, American Bar Association TECHSHOW, 2019
  • Automation, Speaker, Using Document Automation to Improve Efficiency and Eliminate Errors, American Bar Association TECHSHOW, 2019
  • Like it or not, we now live in a world where clients choose lawyers just like they’d choose a restaurant – through ratings and reviews. If you’re not getting reviewed on Yelp or Google, are you missing out on potential business? We discuss the world of lawyer ratings, where and how to ethically get reviews, and how you might benefit from them., Speaker, When Lawyers Tweet...The Ethical Pitfalls of an Online Presence , Missouri State Bar Technology Conference , 2018
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct regulate a lot more online activity than most lawyers suspect. In this talk, we examine cautionary tales from attorneys who found themselves in ethically compromising situations - some wittingly, and other lawyers who were caught off-guard., Speaker, When Lawyers Tweet, ICLE & Georgia State Bar’s Eminent Domain Seminar, 2019
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct regulate a lot more online activity than most lawyers suspect. In this talk, we examine cautionary tales from attorneys who found themselves in ethically compromising situations - some wittingly, and other lawyers who were caught off-guard., Speaker, When Lawyers Tweet , National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Discover new tech in law., Speaker, Legal Technology for Beginners, Atlanta Legal Tech Meetup’s Annual Reboot Your Law Firm, 2019
  • Legal Ethics, Speaker, When Legal Ethics and Running a Modern Law Practice Collide , Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2018
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct regulate a lot more online activity than most lawyers suspect. In this talk, we examine cautionary tales from attorneys who found themselves in ethically compromising situations - some wittingly, and other lawyers who were caught off-guard., Speaker, Legal Ethics, ICLE, The Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute (Georgia State Bar), 2018
  • We are all talking privately about issues of gender equality and how we as individuals can be part of the solution. Having the conversation in private is important, but to move the needle, we need to have more of these conversations in a public forum with fellow community members. This workshop identifies opportunities for change and pinpoints where the community can work together improve the workplace for everyone. It includes a day or half-day of facilitated conversation and break-outs, a community survey, and a final report., Organizer and facilitator, Women in the Legal Profession - The Leader Within , Georgia State Bar, 2018
  • Identify and challenge bias., Speaker, Embracing Diversity: Identifying, Understanding, and Challenging Biases, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • The availability of inexpensive and easy-to-use digital tools and systems means that much of the minutia of legal and administrative work can now be done automatically. Learn how to use automation tools and technology to simplify the practice of law, improve client service and recapture hours per week of lost time. , Speaker, Design Thinking for Your Law Firm: Improve client experience, lower costs and reduce errors by adopting new business tools and systems , Missouri State Bar Technology Conference , 2018
  • We will examine fun and engaging examples of attorneys who are excelling at social media marketing alongside more problematic approaches. Importantly we will also explain why you should be using social media, how you can do it effectively and what you should be doing on social to bring in more clients., Speaker, Ethically Marketing Your Law Firm on Social Media: Use social media with purpose and authenticity to build a strong referral network, Missouri State Bar Technology Conference , 2018
  •  We are all talking privately about issues of gender equality and how we as individuals can be part of the solution. Having the conversation in private is important, but to move the needle, we need to have more of these conversations in a public forum with fellow community members. This workshop identifies opportunities for change and pinpoints where the community can work together improve the workplace for everyone. It includes a day or half-day of facilitated conversation and break-outs, a community survey, and a final report., Chair, Improving the Workplace for Women, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
  • We will examine fun and engaging examples of attorneys who are excelling at social media marketing alongside more problematic approaches. Importantly we will also explain why you should be using social media, how you can do it effectively and what you should be doing on social to bring in more clients., Speaker, The Ethics of Social Media Marketing, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' 22nd Annual DUI Seminar- 'DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity' , 2018
  • The availability of inexpensive and easy-to-use digital tools and systems means that much of the minutia of legal and administrative work can now be done automatically. Learn how to use automation tools and technology to simplify the practice of law, improve client service and recapture hours per week of lost time. , Speaker, Instant Replay: Using Technology to Improve Your Practice, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' 22nd Annual DUI Seminar- 'DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity' , 2018
  • Learn how to prepare using efficiency tools and processes for trials and hearings., Speaker, How to Streamline Your DUI and Criminal Case Work, Georgia's Solo and Small Firm Institute of the Georgia State Bar , 2018
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct regulate a lot more online activity than most lawyers suspect. In this talk, we examine cautionary tales from attorneys who found themselves in ethically compromising situations - some wittingly, and other lawyers who were caught off-guard., Speaker, When Lawyers Tweet…The Ethical Pitfalls of an Online Presence, California Lawyer's Association , 2018
  • The availability of inexpensive and easy-to-use digital tools and systems means that much of the minutia of legal and administrative work can now be done automatically. Learn how to use automation tools and technology to simplify the practice of law, improve client service and recapture hours per week of lost time. , Speaker, Designing the Client Experience, Before, During and After the Case, MCDAA's 15th Annual Advanced DUI Seminar, 2018
  • Presented at Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute (Atlanta, GA), December 2, 2016., Speaker, Ethics, 2016
  • Ethics of the Internet presented at NCDD Summer 2012 (Boston, MA). July 2012, Speaker, NCDD
  • Presented at the 6th Annual DUI Training Super Symposium, November 16, 2016. , Speaker, Ethics of the Internet - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, 2016
  • Out-of-State License Consequences Presented at the 'Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute' (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, Out-of-State License Consequences, Georgia ICLE, 2008
  • Pay for Play: Ethics, Advertising & You (Boston, MA), Speaker, National College for DUI Defense, DUI Defense, 2017
  • DUI Courts for the Georgia Practitioner Presented at the 'Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute' (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, DUI Courts for the Georgia Practitioner, Georgia ICLE, 2006
  • Cutting Edge Legal Ethics: When Lawyers Tweet (Portland, ME), Speaker, Cumberland Bar Association, 2017
  • DUI Courts Presented at the 'Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute' (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, DUI Courts, Georgia ICLE, 2007
  • How Lawyers Can Ethically Harness the Power of Social Media to Grow Their Business, Atlanta Legal Tech Group, (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, 2017
  • Out-of-State License Considerations, Presented at DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSIONS AND REVOCATIONS (Atlanta, GA)., Speaker, Out-of-State License Considerations, DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSIONS AND REVOCATIONS, ICLE, 2010
  • The Ethics of an Online Presence, (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, Georgia Association For Women Lawyers, 2017
  • The 20th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases was hosted in New Orleans by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense(NCDD)., Speaker, Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, http://www.atlantaintowndui.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/New-Orleans-Agenda-2013-MSE.pdf, 2013
  • Ethically Avoiding the Personal & Professional Disaster: Client Management Before, During and After Court (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, National College For DUI Defense, 2018
  • The New York State Bar Association Bar Association presented the Thirteenth Annual "DWI on Trial" seminar in New York City., Speaker, Invited Speaker, DWI on Trial' The Big Apple XIII (New York, NY), 2013
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, Author, Ethics of the Internet, Southern Trial Lawyers Association Vol. 5 Issue 2, 2013
  • Harnessing Effective Social Media Marketing for Lawyers, 2018 Solo & Small Firm Bootcamp (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, Institute For Continuing Legal Education, 2018
  • Presented at National College For DUI Defense (Boston, MA). July 2013., Speaker, Preparing for Hearings & Trials: Approaches, Organization & Tools , 2013
  • The Leader Within: Improving the Workplace for Women, (Atlanta, GA), Organizer and facilitator, Georgia Association For Women Lawyers, 2018
  • Annual 2013 Georgia Public Defender DUI Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, October 17, 2013., Speaker and Chairperson, The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council & The National College for DUI Defense, 2013
  • The New Word of Mouth: Lawyer Ratings and Reviews, (Chicago, IL), Speaker, American Bar Association, TECHSHOW, 2018
  • Presented Ethics of the Internet, Atlanta, Georgia, March 6, 2014., Speaker, GACDL DUI Boot Camp, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Creating a Digital Signature, (Chicago, IL), Speaker, American Bar Association, TECHSHOW, 2018
  • Presented at the 'Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute' (Atlanta, GA). December 2013., Speaker, The Ethics of the Internet, 2013
  • Connecting the Dots: Automating Web Apps and Services, (Chicago, IL), Speaker, American Bar Association, TECHSHOW, 2018
  • Third Annual DUI DEFENSE TRIAL STRATEGIES FOR GEORGIA PUBLIC DEFENDERS Seminar dedicated to training public defenders in Georgia.  Held at the State Bar Headquarters in downtown Atlanta, October 17, 2014., Speaker, Winning Your DUI Case with Their Witness on Cross, 2014
  • Avoiding Personal & Professional Disaster: Client Management Before, During and After Court (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, Gwinnett Bar Association Criminal Defense Section Spring CLE, 2018
  • Presented at the 4th Annual DUI Super Symposium (Atlanta, GA). , Speaker, The Ethics of the Internet: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, 2014
  • Designing Your Law Firm to Work for You: Improve Client Experience, Lower Costs and Reduce Errors by Adopting New Business Tools and Systems (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, Consortium for Access to Justice Conference, 2018
  • Improving the Workplace for Women, (Jekyl Island, GA), Facilitator, Speaker, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
  • Presented at Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute (Atlanta, GA). December 2014., Speaker, The Ethics of the Internet: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, 2014
  • Avoiding Ethical Disaster: Designing the Client Experience, Before, During and After the Case, (Baltimore, MD), MCDAA's 15th Annual Advanced DUI Seminar, 2018
  • Presented at Washington Foundation For Criminal Justice (Seattle, WA).  December 2014., Speaker, The Ethics of the Internet: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, 2014
  • Designing Your Law Firm to Work for You: Improve client experience, lower costs and reduce errors by adopting new business tools and systems, (Las Vegas, NV), Speaker, Avvo, Lawyernomics Conference, 2018
  • Presented at the Office of the State Public Defender (Casper, WY).  February 2015., Speaker, Challenging Blood Tests in DUI Cases , 2015
  • Presented at the Office of the State Public Defender (Casper, WY).  February 2015., Speaker, Cross Examination: Finding the White Space , 2015
  • Williams v. State - Where Do We Go From Here?  Presented in Atlanta, GA, April 24th, 2015, for the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council., Speaker, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, 2015
  • Presented at the 5th Annual DUI Symposium at the Georgia Bar Headquarters on August 28th, 2015, Speaker, Safe Passage Through Murky Waters, 2015
  • Presented at the New York State Bar Association’s DWI ON TRIAL – BIG APPLE XV - May 14, 2015, Speaker, New Age Ethics, 2015
  • Presented at the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia, in Athens, GA on September 10, 2015, Speaker, WILLIAMS V. STATE – THE GEORGIA TRIAL COURT UPDATE – 2015, 2015
  • Presented at NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual
DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity® seminar “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt", in Las Vegas, NV on October 2, 2015, Speaker, EVERYDAY LEGAL ETHICS, 2015
  • Presented at 2015 NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual
DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity® seminar “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt," Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 3, 2015, Speaker, PREPARING FOR BATTLE: THE DUI CASE, 2015
  • Presented at the Federal Defenders of Montana & the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers annual seminar “Revealing the Real Story: Truth May Not Set You Free but it Helps," Bozeman, Montana, on March 11, 2016., Speaker, ETHICS & SOCIAL MEDIA , 2016
  • Presented at Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' annual Spring seminar, on Jekyll Island, Georgia on April 28, 2016 , Speaker, PROFESSIONALISM AND SOCIAL MEDIA, 2016
  • Co-author of article in national publication examining U.S. Supreme Court decisions as they relate to DUI defense., Co-author, The Impact of Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on DUI Defense Law, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (“NACDL’s”) magazine The Champion
  • Presented at MCDAA’s 13th Annual Advanced DUI Defense Seminar – What You Need to Know to Successfully Represent Your Client, Baltimore, Maryland, on May 6, 2016., Speaker, THE ETHICAL PITFALLS OF AN ONLINE PRESENCE , 2016
  • Co-chair and organizer of the sixth annual DUI DEFENSE TRIAL STRATEGIES FOR GEORGIA PUBLIC DEFENDERS Seminar held at the Georgia State Bar Headquarters, October 14, 2016., DUI Strategies for Georgia Public Defenders, 2017
  • Professionalism in DUI cases presented at Georgia DUI Update (Atlanta, GA), Speaker, ICLE, 2012
  • Presented at MACDL (Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) 13th Annual Advanced DUI Defense Seminar – What You Need to Know to Successfully Represent Your Client, Freeport, Maine, on June 15, 2017. "When Lawyers Tweet.", Speaker, 2017
  • Preparing for Hearings and Trials - A Roadmap for Success Presented at 'DWI on Trial' The Big Apple XI (New York, NY). June 2011, Speaker, Preparing for Hearings and Trials - A Roadmap for Success Presented at 'DWI on Trial', 2011
  • Presented at the New York State Bar Association’s DWI ON TRIAL – BIG APPLE XV - May 11, 2017,  Using Technology to Improve Your Practice, 2017.
  • Co-Chair, Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute' (Atlanta, GA). December 2010, 2010
  • Presented at the Federal Defenders of Montana & the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers annual seminar “LAWYERS, GUNS and FORENSIC EVIDENCE," Billings, Montana, on September 9, 2016. "The New Face Of Legal Ethics – Investigating Your Case, Expert Witnesses, Candor to the Court and Online Communications.", Speaker, 2016
  • When Your Client Hits a Roadblock - How to Handle DUI Roadblock Cases Presented at 'DUI Super Symposium' (Braselton, GA). August 2011., Speaker, When Your Client Hits a Roadblock - How to Handle DUI Roadblock Cases, 2011
  • — Presented at Gwinnett Bar Association Criminal Defense Section annual Spring seminar, Lawrenceville, Georgia. "Professionalism and Social Media," March 30, 2017., Speaker, 2017
  • The Mechanics of and Preparing for, and Arguing a DUI Case Presented at the 'Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute' (Atlanta, GA). December 2010, Speaker, The Mechanics of and Preparing for, and Arguing a DUI , 2010

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Chair of the Leadership Academy at the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Visionary Award, 2019
  • American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) selected Erin as one of 15 honorees of Women in Legal Tech 2019. LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech initiative is intended to encourage diversity and celebrate women in legal technology. , 2019
  • Fastcase 50 Honoree - Honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders. Lawyer or nonlawyer, techie or non techie, anyone is eligible. “These are people who inspire us by their intelligence, creativity, and leadership. We hope they will inspire others as well, especially during a time of great change for the profession.” - Fastcase CEO Ed Walters, 2018

Educational Background:

  • Northeastern University, 2001
  • Emory University School of Law, 2004

Industry Groups

  • Medical marijuana and hemp businesses in Georgia
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Office Location for Erin Gerstenzang

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Suite 8500 #5
Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: 404-771-6675

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Last Updated: 11/24/2019

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