Mr. Sanders has been with Smith Gambrell since law school. He is an experienced complex business litigator, who specializes in antitrust and class-action litigation as well as Hart-Scott-Rodino merger analysis. 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 trade associations and manufacturing clients. Over the course of his career, he has represented a range of clients, including airlines, trade associations, manufacturers, food processors, institutions of higher education, and indigents.
Mr. Sanders has served as 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 Vice Chair for the Antitrust Section of the Georgia State Bar and serves as Chairman-Elect of the General Practice and Trial Section of the Georgia State Bar. 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 currently serves as a member of its Board of Directors and on its governance committee.
Since moving to Atlanta after law school, Mr. Sanders has attempted to support the community. He is a member of Oglethorpe University’s President’s Advisory Council. He also has served on the Service Juris Hands on Atlanta Steering Committee; been a board member and a member of the executive committee for the Grant Park Conservancy; and served as 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 has been a member of the Atlanta Area Council’s Phoenix District Committee.
Mr. Sanders has completed “LEAD Atlanta,” which is a leadership program offered by Leadership Atlanta. 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.