Apr 22, 2020

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Attorney Emily Ward Elected to the Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors


ATLANTA (April 22, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that attorney Emily C. Ward has been elected to the Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors. Ms. Ward will serve as Member-at-Large of the Board for a two-year term expiring May of 2022.

An associate in SGR’s Litigation Practice, Ms. Ward’s practice concentrates on white-collar defense and civil litigation including healthcare, business, and environmental litigation, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. In addition to her involvement with the Atlanta Bar, Ms. Ward is active with the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. She was selected as a member of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy Class of 2019 and serves as the Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee Co-Chair in 2019-2020. Ms. Ward has also served as a Board member of the Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession Section since 2013 and is currently Chair of the Section. She has served on the Atlanta Bar Criminal Law Section Board since 2019.

About the Atlanta Bar Association
The Atlanta Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the southeast with a membership of over 6,000 members from the counties constituting in the United States census Atlanta Metropolitan area. The 6,000 members – including students from area law schools – are as diversified and varied as the activities and programs offered to them. This includes numerous professional, social, financial, charitable and civic programs and services. For more information, visit 

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
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 250 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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