George W. Darden

Buddy Darden concentrates on public policy and public finance. He has been recognized on the “Most Influential Georgians” listings by Georgia Trend Magazine. JAMES Magazine named him one of “Georgia’s Most Influential People” twice in its annual listings.

In 2010, Mr. Darden was honored by the State Bar of Georgia with its Tradition of Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding lawyers and judges and has become one of the most prestigious honors a lawyer or judge can receive.

He was an original member of the McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) legal team that currently represents the State of Georgia in its water allocation negotiations with Alabama and Florida. Mr. Darden also advises clients on conducting business with the State of Georgia and the federal government and developing strategy for legislative and government affairs issues.

Mr. Darden has served as an advisor and lecturer on behalf of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. He has lectured and participated in programs concerning issues of National Defense and Ethics in Turkey, Senegal and Indonesia. Mr. Darden was a presidential appointee to the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a government agency that provides political risk insurance and loans to help U.S. businesses in more than 140 emerging markets and developing nations worldwide.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Political Law, 2) Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, 3) Federal Government Affairs, 4) National Government Affairs, 5) State and Local Government Affairs and 6) Canada-U.S. Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Law School University of Georgia School of Law J.D.,
Admitted Year 1968
Education George Washington University B.A.
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
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