Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3053
Jack Williams counsels companies in high-stakes product liability litigation. He is a former federal prosecutor and has more than 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer and a litigator. Jack practices in the civil and criminal arenas and has tried more than 20 cases to verdict. He also has extensive experience in consumer finance investigation and enforcement, government investigations, and white-collar criminal defense.
Jack served as an assistant U.S. attorney for five years. During this time he was the government's lead trial counsel or co-counsel in cases where convictions were obtained on behalf of the United States. Jack has experience in grand jury investigations, and he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Secret Service for his successful investigation and prosecution of a large bank fraud and money laundering conspiracy operating throughout the southeast United States. In addition, he has significant litigation defense experience in the areas of tobacco, automotive, asbestos, and pharmaceuticals.
In 2003, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Jack to a seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission, which enforces Georgia's campaign finance disclosure and reporting requirements under the Ethics in Government Act. He served on the Commission until January 2007 and is a past chair. He also serves by appointment on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Northern District of Georgia. Jack has been an adjunct faculty member at Emory Law School and has spoken at numerous seminars on trial practice subjects.
Jack played professional football for seven years, with the then St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL and the Ottawa RoughRiders and Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.
|Areas of Practice||1) Business & Tort Litigation, 2) Investigations & White Collar Defense, 3) Product Liability and 4) Litigation|
|Law School||University of Michigan (J.D.,1989)|
|Education||Cleveland State University (M.B.A.,1985);Green State University(B.S., 1980)|
|Bar Member / Association||FloridaState Bar Association,Georgia Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Jones Day|
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