Will Atherton


2012 - 2015

Juris Doctor

Emory University School of Law                                       Atlanta, GA
  • GPA: 3.37 -- Dean's List, Fall 2013 & 2014
  • Transactional Law and Skills Certificate
2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Business Administration

The University of Georgia                                                    Athens, GA
  • GPA: 3.70 -- Dean’s List 2010-2012
  • Double Major: Economics and Finance

Legal Work History

Work experience
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

Legal Extern

Georgia House of Representatives                                  Atlanta, GA
  • Managed committee meetings and recorded vote counts for the Judiciary Committee, Banks & Banking Committee, and Economic Development & Tourism Committee;
  • Reported the results of a fifty state survey of Religious Freedom Restoration Acts to members of the Judiciary Committee; and
  • Summarized and drafted statutory language for House and Senate bills.
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Legal Extern

Novelis Inc.                                                                               Atlanta, GA
  • Managed the company’s conflict minerals compliance program outlined in the Dodd-Frank Act;
  • Drafted and examined loan agreements, IP contracts, and board resolutions, and articles of incorporation; and
  • Reported on the viability of the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program to regional executives.
Dec 2014 - Aug 2014

Law Clerk

Federal Trade Commission                                                Atlanta, GA
  • Drafted memos, complaints, motions, civil investigative demands, proposed final orders, and deposition summaries; and
  • Conducted e-discovery with Concordance® software.
  • Cases Work: FTC v. Activis, Inc., FTC v.TracFone Wireless, Inc., FTC v. The Online Entrepreneur, Inc., and FTC v. Consumer Collection Advocates, Corp.
Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

Governmental Affairs Intern

MasterCard Worldwide                                              Washington, DC
  • Reported the results of Senate and House committee meetings and hearings to the VP of Government Affairs;
  • Conducted economic research on debit interchange fee regulation throughout the globe; and
  • Generated reports updating executives on the development of the Dodd-Frank Act's Durbin Amendment.