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  • 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
When a client turns to William Ezzell, they can expect an attorney keenly focused on learning who they are and what they do. He is genuinely passionate about understanding the intricacies unique to each client’s business, and how they view the world from their perspective. William combines this passion with his diverse practice history to further a collective goal: the best possible outcome. As a member of the firm’s Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal, William devotes the majority of his practice to representing companies and individuals faced with white collar criminal matters, including the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute. 

William’s practice also includes internal investigations, enforcement actions, regulatory compliance, and all phases of litigation in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Polsinelli, he worked at a national firm and a boutique practice, where he represented companies large and small in sophisticated business litigation matters.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Represented medical device and pharmaceutical distributors in class action and MDL matters alleging product defects and negligence, including defense of prosthetic manufacturer; prepared motions to dismiss that incorporated novel arguments regarding federal preemption; motions forced plaintiff to dismiss claims and amend complaint, thereby significantly reducing exposure to client.
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