Apr 19, 2023

Smith Gambrell Russell Partner Emily Ward Elected Vice President of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Board of Directors

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ATLANTA (April 19, 2023) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce Partner Emily C. Ward has been elected vice president of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 Atlanta Bar year and will be installed during the Annual Meeting on May 23. Most recently, Ms. Ward served as secretary of the Board of Directors.

As a partner in SGR’s Atlanta Litigation Practice, Ms. Ward concentrates on white-collar defense and civil litigation including healthcare, business, and environmental litigation, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. Along with various positions on the Board of Directors, Ms. Ward has previously served as a board member and chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession Section and Criminal Law Section Board. She was selected as a member of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy Class of 2019 and served as the Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee Co-Chair in 2019-2020. In addition to her service with the Atlanta Bar Association, Ms. Ward is active within the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, American Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia.

About Atlanta Bar Association
The Atlanta Bar Association was organized in 1888 to serve Atlanta’s legal community and community-at-large. The mission of the Atlanta Bar Association is to promote professionalism and the fair administration of justice in our community and to provide programs and benefits which serve our diverse membership. The Atlanta Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the southeast with a membership of more than 6,300 from the 12 counties of metro Atlanta. For more information, visit

About Smith Gambrell Russell
SGR is a full-service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s nearly 400 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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