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Mr. William Parker Sanders

Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP


Mr. Sanders is a graduate of the University of the South and Tulane Law School, and he has been with Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, since law school. He is an experienced complex business litigator, who specializes in antitrust. He has overseen civil and criminal matters, including government investigations and multi-district class actions. He has worked with the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state agencies on various matters. He also serves as outside general counsel for several clients and is the Interim General Counsel for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Over the course of his career, he has represented and assisted a range of clients, including airlines, trade associations, foundations, manufacturers, food processors, research institutions, institutions of higher education, and indigents.

Mr. Sanders leads the firm’s Antitrust Practice and has served as co-chair of its Manufacturing Practice. He is Chair of the Antitrust Section of the Georgia State Bar and the Immediate Past Chair of the General Practice and Trial Section of the Georgia State Bar.

During his career at SGR, Mr. Sanders has been active in the firm’s pro bono initiatives. As an associate, he received SGR’s Fellowship to Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc., where he represented indigents. Since then, he has been extensively involved with ALAS, and he currently is the Secretary of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee and Chair of its Governance Committee.