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      Local litigation firms                         Local litigation stars                                  Dwight J Davis
                                                                                                             King & Spalding
                                                                                                             Antitrust, Commercial Litigation
      Highly recommended                             Lawrence Ashe
                                                     Ashe Rafuse & Hill                                      Everette Doffermyre
      Alston & Bird                                  Civil Litigation, Employment Litigation                 Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles
                                                                                                             Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property
      Bondurant Mixson & Elmore                      David Balser
                                                     McKenna Long & Aldridge                                 Randolph Evans
      King & Spalding                                Commercial Litigation                                   McKenna Long
                                                                                                             Commercial Litigation, Insurance
      Rogers & Hardin                                Joseph Beck
                                                     Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton                          Henry “Hank” Fellows
      Sutherland Asbill & Brennan                    Intellectual Property                                   Fellows LaBriola
                                                                                                             Commercial Litigation
                                                     Bill Boice
                                                     Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton                          John Fleming
      Recommended
                                                     Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property,           Sutherland Asbill
                                                     Products Liability                                      Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property,
      Ashe Rafuse & Hill
                                                                                                             Professional Liability
                                                     Emmet Bondurant
      Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein
                                                     Bondurant Mixson & Elmore                               Jennifer Fletcher
      Burr & Forman                                  Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation,            Sutherland Asbill
                                                     Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property, White-    Construction Litigation
      Butler Wooten & Fryhofer                       Collar Crime
                                                                                                             Theodore Freeman
      Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles & Devine   Jeff Bramlett                                           Freeman Mathis & Gary
                                                     Bondurant Mixson & Elmore                               Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation
      Freeman Mathis & Gary                          Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation,
                                                     Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property, White-    Bart Gary
      Greenberg Traurig                              Collar Crime                                            Freeman Mathis & Gary
                                                                                                             Commercial Litigation
      Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton                 William Brewster
                                                     Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP                      Judson Graves
      McKenna Long & Aldridge                        Intellectual Property                                   Alston & Bird
                                                                                                             Products Liability
      Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker                James Butler Jr.
                                                     Butler Wooten & Fryhofer                                William “Hill” Hill
      Smith Gambrell & Russell                       Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products          Ashe Rafuse & Hill
                                                     Liability                                               Civil Litigation, Employment Litigation
      Troutman Sanders
                                                     Susan Cahoon                                            Hunter Hughes
      Vaughan & Murphy                               Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton                          Rogers & Hardin
                                                     Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property,           Employment Litigation
                                                     Securities
                                                                                                             Joel Katz
                                                     Kenneth Canfield                                        Greenberg Traurig
                                                     Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles                     Entertainment Law
                                                     Commercial Litigation
                                                                                                             Michael Kenny
                                                     Stephens Clay                                           Alston & Bird
                                                     Kilpatrick Stockton                                     Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Products Liability
                                                     Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Products
                                                     Liability                                               Ralph Knowles
                                                                                                             Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles
                                                     S Gardner Culpepper                                     Civil Litigation
                                                     Rogers & Hardin
                                                     Class actions, Products Liability                       Dan Laney
                                                                                                             Rogers & Hardin
                                                     William Custer                                          Commercial Litigation
                                                     Bryan Cave
                                                     Commercial Litigation, Products Liability               Joe Loveland
                                                                                                             King & Spalding
                                                     John Dalton                                             Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation,
                                                     Troutman Sanders                                        Securities, Professional Liability
                                                     Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Crime




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Frank Lowrey
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore
                                                       John O’Shea Sullivan
                                                       Burr & Forman
                                                                                                      Future stars
Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation,           Commercial Litigation
Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property, White-                                                  Randall Bassett
Collar Crime                                           Bernard Taylor Sr                              King & Spalding
                                                       Alston & Bird
John Marshall                                          Commercial Litigation                          John Hutchins
Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein                                                                           Troutman Sanders
Appellate, Commercial Litigation                       Rocco Testani
                                                       Sutherland Asbill                              Michael Kaeding
R Matthew Martin                                       Commercial Litigation, Education, Government   Kilpatrick Stockton
Mckenna Long & Aldridge
Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual        Robert Thornton                                James Manley
Property, White-Collar Crime                           King & Spalding                                McKenna Long & Aldridge
                                                       Securities Litigation
Benton Mathis                                                                                         Dara Mann
Freeman Mathis & Gary                                  Robert Travis                                  McKenna Long & Aldridge
Civil Litigation, Employment Litigation                Bryan Cave
                                                       Commercial Litigation                          Thomas Reilly
William “Bill” Mitchell                                                                               Troutman Sanders
Cruser & Mitchell                                      Mark Trigg
Commercial Litigation                                  Greenberg Traurig                              Debra Sydnor
                                                       Commercial Litigation                          Alston & Bird
Lamar “Mickey” Mixson
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore                              Chilton Varner                                 Anthony Tatum
Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation,           King & Spalding                                King & Spalding
Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property, White-   Products Liability
                                                                                                      Richard Valladares
Collar Crime
                                                       Edward Wasmuth                                 Greenberg Traurig
Charles Murphy                                         Smith Gambrell
Vaughan & Murphy                                       Commercial Litigation
Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Crime
                                                       William Whitner
John Parker                                            Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker                        Commercial Litigation
Commercial Litigation
                                                       William Withrow
Ray Persons                                            Troutman Sanders
King & Spalding                                        Commercial Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Nancy Rafuse
Ashe Rafuse & Hill
Commercial Litigation

Robert Remar
Rogers & Hardin
Commercial Litigation

Brett “Ben” Rogers
Rogers & Hardin
Commercial Litigation, Securities

Robert Shields
Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles
Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation

Richard Sinkfield
Rogers & Hardin
Commercial Litigation
Complex Commercial Litigation

Michael Smith
King & Spalding
Securities Litigation




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      Georgia                                                                                               The firm is recognized for its strength in
                                                                                                            general commercial, antitrust, products
                                                                                                            liability, intellectual property, employment,
                                                                                                            white collar, health care and banking. As one
                                                                                                            competitor states, “They have a huge stable
      While increased unemployment and lower sales revenues are still a factor,                             of good trial lawyers.” King & Spalding’s
      Georgia’s economy continues to rebuild with new federal regulations aimed at                          outstanding litigators include celebrated
                                                                                                            partner W Ray Persons, who receives
      preventing the bank failures and mortgage foreclosures that became endemic                            universal praise for his trial prowess in
      within the state. While the economic pace is yet to fully recover, indicators point                   complex litigation matters including class
      to an increase in Atlanta’s competitive legal market over the next two years as                       actions, mass torts and products liability. As
      law firms continue to handle steady streams of casework. With growth expected                         one peer states “He is one of the best trial
      in business sectors including manufacturing, transportation, energy, information                      lawyers there is here.”
                                                                                                               Peers acknowledge Dwight Davis for his
      technology, education, health care and hospitality, litigations firms that have posi-                 expertise in consumer class actions, with a
      tioned themselves correctly as to cost-control and level of quality will have an                      focus on pharmaceutical and health care. L
      advantage going forward.                                                                              Joseph “Joe”Loveland is recognized for his
                                                                                                            trial skills handling matters for clients like
      Highly recommended firms                           increases with office size, focusing instead on    Coca-Cola        and     Ernst    &    Young.
                                                         enlisting A-list talent to dominate and win        Distinguished litigator Chilton Varner is
      Alston & Bird                                      high-stakes cases. The Atlanta litigation          acknowledged as “a national expert” for her
      With its origins tracing back to 1893, the         boutique has attracted top talent from             defense of multinational corporations in
      national firm of Alston & Bird is deeply           around the nation because of this formidable       high-stakes products liability cases. Partners
      rooted in the Georgian legal community and         philosophy, and Bondurant Mixson’s                 Michael Smith and Robert Thornton are
      is considered a premier litigation firm. With      competitors routinely state, “I don’t judge by     both recognized for their expertise in
      800 lawyers practicing in 10 offices across        size but by quality, and they are very, very       securities fraud class actions, shareholder
      the country and one in Europe, Alston &            good.” The firm promotes skill, efficiency         derivative actions and SEC enforcement.
      Bird has a large pool of talent and resources      and innovation in its case management and is       Recent notable matters for King & Spalding
      to draw from. The firm’s largest office is         known for its strengths in general                 include its role as co-counsel to Spansion in
      located in Atlanta with 400 attorneys and is       commercial, antitrust, class actions,              its protracted and highly publicized patent
      noted for its strengths in general commercial,     employment, environmental, intellectual            infringement war with Samsung. After many
      antitrust, intellectual property, white collar,    property and white collar. The firm’s client       rounds of heated litigation and a bankruptcy
      real estate, labor and employment and              base is made up of public and private              filing by Spansion, the two companies
      corporate. Recognized for its deep                 institutions with national clients that include    reached a global settlement with Samsung
      capabilities, peers uniformly agree, “there is a   Novelis, Delta Air Lines, Avon Products and        agreeing to pay Spansion $150 million over
      consistent level across the board at Alston &      Brinks Home Security.                              five years. King & Spalding also recently
      Bird, you can expect the highest degree of            The firm’s top-notch talent roster includes     advised private equity firm Roark Capital in
      quality and level of service.” The firm’s top      name partner Lamar “Mickey” Mixson, a              its $130 million cash purchase of
      litigators include Cari Dawson, who chairs         nationally recognized trial lawyer who has         Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.
      the class action practice team for the             secured multimillion-dollar jury verdicts for
      litigation and trial practice group and handles    clients such as Six Flags, which was awarded       Rogers & Hardin
      an array of complex matters, including             $454 million dollars in a breach of fiduciary      Since its founding in 1976, the Atlanta firm
      insurance, consumer and environmental class        duty case against Time Warner. The verdict         of Rogers & Hardin has built an impressive
      actions and products liability.                    was the largest in Georgia’s history.              reputation as a go-to firm for complex
         Esteemed litigator Judson Graves is widely      Distinguished litigator Jeffrey Bramlett is a      commercial litigation matters with core
      recognized for his civil trial work, which         past president of the State Bar of Georgia and     strengths in antitrust, securities, intellectual
      focuses on products liability, medical             is highly regarded for his broad trial and         property and labor and employment
      malpractice and intellectual property. Noted       appellate practice that includes securities        matters. With a deep pool of highly trained
      trial and appellate attorney Michael Kenny is      fraud, professional liability, civil rights        litigators, competitors agree, “Rogers &
      praised by peers for his complex commercial        enforcement and RICO actions. Partner              Hardin is a first-rate Atlanta firm.” Top
      practice, where he acts on behalf of both          Frank Lowrey is also praised by peers for his      talent includes revered trial lawyer Richard
      sides in antitrust, financial services, class      strengths in antitrust matters at both the trial   Sinkfield, who specializes in complex
      action and trade secret matters. Distinguished     and appellate level. Edward Krugman is a           business, securities and professional liability
      trial lawyer Bernard Taylor Sr. is chair of the    highly experienced Georgia practitioner who        matters. On Atlanta’s short list for bet-the-
      firm’s products liability group and garners        acts as counsel for both sides in antitrust and    company cases, peers enthusiastically state,
      wide praise for his skill in handling high-        unfair competition matters and intellectual        "Sinkfield is just an outstanding lawyer, he
      stakes multidistrict class action suits            property disputes concerning trademark,            is amazing on his feet,” and “His courtroom
      involving major manufacturers. Most                copyright, trade secrets and patent issues.        presence is something to behold.” In a
      recently, Taylor is acting as lead counsel to                                                         recent notable case, the Georgia Supreme
      Flexible Products Company in state and             King & Spalding                                    Court refused to hear an appeal by a
      federal toxic tort actions involving thousands     Founded in Atlanta in 1885, the international      claimant seeking to enforce a bar arbitration
      of plaintiffs. As one competitor summarizes        firm of King & Spalding has since expanded         award against her former lawyer. Sinkfield
      it, “They are a real trial firm.”                  to house over 800 lawyers across the US,           had successfully argued in both the Superior
                                                         Europe and the Middle East. With clients out       Court and Court of Appeals that state law
      Bondurant Mixson & Elmore                          of its Atlanta office that include General         and bar rules make clear that an arbitration
      From the time it was founded in 1977 by            Electric, General Motors, Home Depot, UPS,         where one party refuses to be bound cannot
      legendary trial lawyer Emmett Bondurant,           Coca-Cola and GlaxoSmithKline, King &              be enforced. Litigation partner Robert
      the firm of Bondurant Mixson & Elmore has          Spalding is considered one of the largest and      Remar is also a well respected by peers
      confidently shunned the notion that stature        most prominent litigation firms in the state.      withing the Atlanta legal community,

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specializing in employment, class actions,         Recommended firms                                 institutions in claims involving mortgage-
civil rights and constitutional law matters.                                                         related fees and services, predatory lending,
Remar also serves as vice president of the         Ashe Rafuse & Hill                                insurance, defamation and deceptive business
ACLU. Peers recognize partner Hunter               Formed in 2003 by three prominent Atlanta         practices. As one global client states “All of
Hughes, considered an expert in labor and          attorneys, the litigation firm of Ashe, Rafuse    their lawyers are very capable and use their
employment matters, and litigator Brett            & Hill has proven its weight against larger       time wisely. They are as good a firm as any I
“Ben” Rogers is noted for his complex              competitors since its inception. Known for its    have used in over 20 years.”
securities work on behalf of major financial       core strengths in commercial litigation and
institutions, brokerage firms and insurance        employment defense, the founding partners         Butler Wooten & Fryhofer
companies. In a recent strategic hire, the         are at home in the courtroom and view high-       Established in 1988 and with offices in
firm brought on S Gardner Culpepper, a             stakes battles with opponents as par for the      Atlanta and Columbus, the law firm of Butler
former Alston & Bird partner who is widely         course. Co-founder William “Hill” Hill is a       Wooten & Fryhofer specializes in personal
regarded for his expertise handling class          former Superior court judge for Georgia who       injury, medical malpractice, products liability
actions, products liability and construction       focuses on complex litigation, products           and all forms of class actions, including
cases with recent clients including major          liability, Lanham Act, and employment             consumer, securities, insurance, wage and
building manufacturers ,wireless technology        defense and is widely regarded for his innate     hour collective and mortgage fraud. Leading
companies and health care agencies.                trial skills. As one peer states “Hill knows      the charge is co-founder James Butler Jr.,
                                                   what to do in a courtroom and he expects to       who is a renown Georgia trial lawyer and has
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan                        win.” Managing partner Nancy Rafuse is a          been responsible for record setting verdicts
Founded in 1924 in Georgia, the firm of            leader in employment and civil rights             within the state. Butler Jr. has tried over 150
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan now                    litigation, handling both class action matters    civil cases to verdict with several awards over
encompasses seven offices across the US,           and representing corporations as lead trial       $100 million. In a recent case handled by
including Texas, California, New York &            counsel in employment discrimination              partner James Wooten, Georgia’s court of
DC. The firm’s key practice areas are              actions. Esteemed litigator Lawrence Ashe         appeals upheld a lower court ruling allowing
corporate,        commercial         litigation,   has received numerous national distinctions       a class action to proceed on behalf of
energy,environmental, financial services,          for his track record as a managing lawyer in      potentially hundreds of thousands of
real estate and tax. The firm also counts          employment class actions around the country,      customers who bought credit insurance when
intellectual property as a core practice group     many of which are the largest ever tried.         financing their vehicles but were not allowed
with the strategic opening of its Houston                                                            refunds of those premiums if they paid the
office in 2000. Competitors note Sutherland        Bryan Cave                                        loans off early or the loans were cancelled
Asbill’s solid standing in the Atlanta market,     With roots tracing back to 1919 Atlanta, the      after the cars were totaled.
saying “They are a very competent firm with        national law firm of Bryan Cave has a strong
highly trained lawyers.” The firm’s leading        foundation in the Georgia market. Bolstered       Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles &
litigators include John Fleming, a prominent       by its acquisition of the Powell Goldstein        Devine
trial attorney who co-heads the firm’s             firm in 2009, the Atlanta office now has 170      Litigation boutique Doffermyre Shields
litigation practice group. Fleming specializes     attorneys and is recognized for its strengths     Canfield Knowles & Devine was founded in
in a broad range of complex business               in commercial litigation, intellectual            1990 and is considered by competitors a
disputes      including      franchise      law,   property, banking, employment and real            “top-shelf plaintiffs firm.” The firm
professional liability, insurance, intellectual    estate. With over 19 offices around the globe,    represents regional and national clients with
property and securities. In a recent high-         Bryan Cave has a network of resources that’s      a focus on complex commercial disputes,
profile win, Sutherland acting as co-counsel       hard to match and competitors agree, stating,     consumer class actions, environmental
for Georgia-based investment firm Morgan           “They are a very competent firm, you can          matters and personal injury cases. While
Keegan, helped convince an Atlanta federal         expect high-quality lawyers with a strong         there are only eight lawyers in its ranks,
district judge to wipe out SEC claims              comprehension of the issues at hand.”             Doffermyre Shields has a formidable
regarding Morgan’s auction-rate securities.        Leading litigators at the firm include William    reputation and is considered by many as a
While litigation regarding these type of           Custer, recognized by peers for his expertise     top firm in the state. As one competitor
securities has been prolific around the            in defending Fortune 500 companies in high-       summarizes it, “They are a great plaintiffs
country, the judge found that the SEC was          profile toxic tort claims, veteran trial          firm, very good, aggressive and competent.
overreaching in its attempt to secure relief       attorney Robert Travis is noted for his           They know what they are doing.” The firm is
for an entire class based on the allegations       complex commercial expertise and peers refer      well known for its courtroom presence and
of four specific investors.                        to distinguished senior attorney John             pool of highly trained trial lawyers. Co-
   Partner Rocco Testani continues to garner       Marshall as “one of the old lions, just an        founder Robert Shields is recognized as a
praise from peers for his expertise in             excellent lawyer.”                                hard-hitting litigator with an expertise in
national education and civil rights matters,                                                         products liability and toxic torts and peers
where he represents government officials           Burr & Forman                                     state “Robert is a very effective lawyer, he is
and states in school finance issues across the     Founded over 100 years ago, Burr & Forman         is a very skilled advocate for his clients.” Co-
country. Testani is also the co-leader of the      has deep roots in the Southeast. The firm has     founder Everette Doffermyre is praised for
firm’s business and commercial litigation          close to 250 attorneys spread across offices in   his skill in consumer class actions and name
group. Jennifer Fletcher leads Sutherland’s        Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia,               partner Ralph Knowles is an influential
construction industry group where she              Mississippi and Tennessee. In Atlanta, the        Georgia litigator specializing in products
handles multimillion-dollar disputes on            firm focuses on commercial litigation,            liability and toxic torts.
behalf of developers, general contractors          financial services and mortgage-related
and municipalities. Senior securities lawyer       litigation and clients include JP Morgan          Freeman Mathis & Gary
Herbert Short heads the firm’s nationally          Chase, Bank of America, CitiFinancial and         Formed in 1997, Freeman Mathis & Gary is
recognized energy and environmental group          Mercedes Benz. Standout litigators at the         a specialty litigation firm based in Atlanta
where he specializes complex financing on          firm include partner John O’Shea Sullivan,        with an additional office in Forest Park.
behalf of the electric utility industry.           who specializes in consumer finance and real      The firm’s core practice areas include
                                                   estate litigation, acting on behalf of            construction,       government,    insurance,
                                                   developers, lenders and other financial           business liability, labor and employment and

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      complex commercial litigation. Peers are           papers to a City of Atlanta sponsored buyer          Bank of America, Wachovia, General Electric,
      uniformly impressed, stating “although they        and Beck has represented to: while also              Michelin North America, Toshiba and Ford.
      are a relatively young, they are very good         representing media industry giants such as
      firm with very talented lawyers.” Managing         DC Comics and Sony in multiple copyright             Smith Gambrell & Russell
      partner Benton Mathis Jr. is a significant         infringement suits.                                  Smith Gambrell & Russell is one of Georgia’s
      Georgia litigator who is highly regarded by                                                             oldest and most venerated firms dating back to
      peers for his national labor and employment        McKenna Long & Aldridge                              1893. The firm has since grown to over 170
      practice. Mathis was recently appointed as         The international law firm of McKenna Long           attorneys in five offices, including DC and
      Special Assistant Attorney General to assist in    & Aldridge houses over 475 lawyers in ten            Germany, but it still maintains its vision of
      representing the State of Georgia in its legal     offices and has earned a well-respected              providing highly skilled, disciplined lawyers
      challenge to the Federal Healthcare Reform         presence in the Atlanta market. Noted for its        that are well versed in the complex business
      Act. Georgia’s lawsuit against federal             strengths in several areas including                 matters of its client base. In addition to In
      healthcare reform was given a boost by a           commercial, energy, government contracts,            addition to commercial litigation, peers note
      federal district court ruling that that the        health care, bankruptcy, labor and                   the firm "has some fantastic lawyers” who
      statute was not a valid constitutional exercise    employment and real estate, as one competitor        specialize in antitrust, banking, construction,
      of authority by Congress under the                 states “they have really good lawyers top to         environmental, intellectual property, products
      Commerce Clause.                                   bottom. They have been very well prepared            liability and white-collar crime. Noted

      Greenberg Traurig
      The Atlanta office of the international law
      firm of Greenberg Traurig is recognized
      nationally for its leading entertainment and
      music industry practice. With over 80
                                                         “Peers Bird, you can is a consistent leveldegree of quality and
                                                         Alston &
                                                                   agree ‘There
                                                                                expect the highest
                                                                                                    across the board at

      attorneys based here, the firm’s litigation
      team also focuses on products liability,           level of service.’”
      including medical device and pharmaceutical
      cases, commercial litigation, construction,
      employment and intellectual property.              and impressive on any case I have come up            litigators include Thomas Rhodes, a senior
      Standout talent includes famed entertainment       against them with.” Top talent includes trial        litigation partner who is highly regarded for his
      attorney Joel Katz, who continues to               lawyer David Balser, who is recognized for his       antitrust and trade regulation expertise. On the
      represent industry icons since merging his         expertise in bet-the-company litigation for          intellectual property front, J Rodgers Lunsford
      premiere national practice with Greenberg          major national clients. In a recent high-profile     III has received national recognition for his
      Traurig in 1998. Katz is the former chairman       case in the Southeast that has Washington DC         prowess in trademark litigation while Elizabeth
      of the American Bar Association’s                  and laborers around the country watching,            Borland is also recognized for her skills
      entertainment & sports law section and is          McKenna Long is acting as co-counsel to              handling patent, trademark, copyright and
      one of the most sought after entertainment         Boeing with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher                   trade secret litigation.
      lawyers in the country. Peers also routinely       regarding claims that Boeing broke labor laws
      praise trial lawyer Mark Trigg who                 by choosing to relocate one of its 787               Troutman Sanders
      specializes in a variety of commercial matters     assembly lines to Charleston, South Carolina.        Headquartered in Atlanta, Troutman Sanders
      including corporate disputes, class-actions,                                                            is a full-service international law firm with
      defamation and media claims, sports and            Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker                      more than 650 lawyers in 16 offices
      entertainment and securities.                      The Atlanta office of the global law firm Paul       worldwide. The firm is recognized for its
                                                         Hastings Janofsky & Walker specializes in            strengths in antitrust, real estate, securities,
      Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton                     general commercial litigation, banking, labor        labor and employment, construction,
      The global law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend         and employment and real estate and utilizes its      telecommunications, technology, energy,
      & Stockton has 18 offices around the world         deep resources to service national and               environmental and entertainment law.
      and focuses on financial services, securities      multinational companies with interests in the        Standout litigators include esteemed trial
      and intellectual property. The firm’s Atlanta      region. The firm is noted for its strong team of     lawyer John Dalton, a recent former
      office traces its roots back to 1874 and           trial lawyers such as John Parker, partner-in-       president of the American College of Trial
      services clients throughout the southeast          charge of Paul Hasting’s Atlanta litigation          Lawyers who specializes in high-stakes
      region. Esteemed litigator Joseph Beck is          group, who is considered an expert in high-          complex commercial and white collar
      nationally distinguished for his leading           stakes litigation involving franchising,             matters. Dalton has worked as defense
      intellectual property practice, which              trademark, securities, environmental, and            counsel on behalf of Beazer Homes, Home
      emphasizes copyright, and consumer                 products liability issues. Partner William           Depot and Worldcom. Daniel Reinhardt is
      product, FDA and NHTSA recalls. Beck has           Whitner is also praised by peers for his trial       praised for his expertise in environmental and
      served as lead counsel on landmark copyright       skills involving complex civil litigation matters,   products liability and trial lawyer William
      cases, many of which are now taught in law         with one local litigator emphasizing, "Whitner       Withrow, who specializes in class actions and
      schools around the country. Beck’s high-           is very good in the courtroom, he has that           RICO investigations, has acted as lead
      profile cases include representing the estate of   presence. His appearance and his style, he just      counsel in consumer class actions for
      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the sale of his      has it.” Whitner’s clients include LexisNexis,       CitiFinancial, AT&T, sanofi-aventis.




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