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404.253.6072
  • Education
    • J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, 2011, Mercer Law Review; Mercer Advocacy Council, Governing Board Member; Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing 
    • B.B.A., University of Georgia, 2006, Finance
    • A.B., University of Georgia, 2006, Political Science
  • Court Admissions
    • State of Georgia, 2012
    • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2012
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2012
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2012
    • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2012

For many clients, William does not expect repeat business. Clients he works with are often facing high-stakes, high-stress problems that are not likely to recur: A C-suite executive charged with fraud, a pharmacy under DEA investigation, a company facing a surprise grand jury subpoena, or an internal investigation to track down possible employee sabotage. These clients turn to William to attack such threats head on, and protect their livelihoods while minimizing the impact to their businesses and reputations.

William is an established attorney at the crossroads of government investigations, internal investigations, and complex litigation. His investigations and high-stakes litigation experience makes him perfectly situated to handle the collateral consequences of investigative matters, which can occur in any of four legal arenas – criminal, civil, administrative and regulatory – often all at once.

William also represents clients in all phases of litigation and regulatory compliance. Whether it be a business dispute, breach of contract, securities violation, or any number of challenges that can arise, clients can expect a steady hand waiting to lead them out of the storm and into calm waters.

 

 

  • Achieved $25M in savings for major health insurer in case brought by health care corporation; plaintiff demanded multi-million-dollar payment to settle alleged breach of contract claims that client initially believed legitimate; we conducted an internal investigation and crafted litigation strategy that showed plaintiff’s demands were unfounded and merited further negotiation. 
  • Successfully defended pharmacy in DEA investigation, convincing federal and state authorities to decline criminal and civil prosecution.
  • Defended real estate investment fund accused of securities fraud in multi-week long securities arbitration arising out of $50M retail development; obtained favorable and significantly lower settlement following effective cross examinations and presentation of defense. 
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