Audria Crain is an Associate in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Ms. Crain represents domestic and international clients in a variety of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. Ms. Crain has represented both financial and strategic buyers and sellers across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, retail sales, and technology. In connection with her M&A practice, Ms. Crain has extensive experience assisting clients with Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and related transactional antitrust issues.
Additionally, Ms. Crain’s practice includes advising clients on cybersecurity, data privacy, and technology issues. Ms. Crain also advises clients on corporate governance matters and assists clients with the negotiation of various commercial contracts from software licenses to sales distribution agreements.
Ms. Crain earned her JD, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. She served as an Articles Editor on the University of Georgia Law Review, and as a Research Assistant for Professor Usha Rodrigues. Ms. Crain was also a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Clay Land, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Georgia, as well as for the Honorable Steve Jones, Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia.
Before earning her JD, Ms. Crain consulted international banking clients at a Fortune 1,000 payment processing company, headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, for four years. Ms. Crain was also a member of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals, and served as the Vice President of its Servant Leadership Committee.
Prior to her role as a consultant in the financial technology industry, Ms. Crain received an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies concentrating in economic development and comparative politics.
Previous to earning her M. A., Ms. Crain earned a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Columbus State University where she received a scholarship for her membership in the Servant Leadership Program. As a member of the Servant Leadership Program, she served over 400 hours as a volunteer with various non-profits and charities in the Columbus area. She also studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics as a one-year visiting student at Greyfriars Hall, Oxford University.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Data Privacy Law and Technology Agreements
Audria Crain, Note, The American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act: A Weapon of Steel, 52 Ga. L. Rev. 197 (2018).
Audria Crain, The Resource Curse: The Cases of Botswana and Zambia, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (November 2010).