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Will Atherton

Legal Extern at the Georgia House of Representatives



Juris Doctor

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

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

Jan 2015Apr 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 2014Dec 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 2014Aug 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 2010Jul 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.