Apr 20, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Attorney Emily Ward Elected Treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Association


ATLANTA (April 20, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that attorney Emily C. Ward has been elected treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Association for a term beginning June 1 through May 31, 2022. Ms. Ward was previously Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors.

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, the State Bar of Georgia, and Stonewall Bar Association. She was selected as a member of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy Class of 2019 and has served as a board member of the Atlanta Bar Association Women in the Profession Section since 2013 and is the Immediate Past Chair, and is the Incoming Chair of the Atlanta Bar Criminal Law Section. Additionally, she enjoys membership with the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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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