Wm. Parker Sanders is a Partner in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Mr. Sanders is an experienced complex business litigator, who specializes in antitrust and class-action litigation as well as Hart-Scott-Rodino merger analysis. He has handled government investigations and False Claims Act matters, and he has worked with the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state agencies on various matters. Over the course of his career, he has represented a range of clients, including airlines, trade associations, manufacturers, food processors, and institutions of higher education.
Mr. Sanders is a co-chair of SGR’s Manufacturing Practice and a member of the firm’s Antitrust Practice. He also is a member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and the Antitrust and Litigation Sections of the Georgia State Bar. He currently serves as Secretary for the Antitrust Section of the Georgia State Bar and sits on the board of the General Practice and Trial Section of the Georgia State Bar as a “Member at Large.” He has been appointed to the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Northern District of Georgia.
During his career at SGR, Mr. Sanders has been active in the firm’s pro bono initiatives. As a young associate, he received SGR’s Fellowship to Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc., where he represented many low income people in court. Since then, Mr. Sanders has supported Atlanta Legal Aid by serving on its capital campaign for its new building, its advisory board, and its strategic planning committee. He has helped with fundraising events and he currently serves as a member of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Sanders also has served on the ServiceJuris Hands on Atlanta Steering Committee; been a board member and a member of the executive committee for the Grant Park Conservancy; and a member of the Atlanta Beltline 67 (AB67), which is an advisory board to the Atlanta Beltline Partnership. He has volunteered for an inner city Boy Scout troop for more than 10 years, and he is a member of the Atlanta Area Council’s Phoenix District Committee. He also is a member of Oglethorpe University’s President’s Advisory Council.
Mr. Sanders has completed “Lead Atlanta,” which is Leadership Atlanta’s leadership program for young professionals. He also has been selected several times to the list of Rising Stars for Georgia Super Lawyers, and he has been named to Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite list and its 40 Under 40 list.
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
State Bar of Georgia, Antitrust and Litigation Sections
Georgia Railroad Association
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Boy Scouts of America