William H. (Will) Rooks has secured the dismissal of dozens of complaints while defending against claims filed in federal court. Will focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.
His practice also includes domestic and international white collar criminal investigations and investigations involving corporate governance issues. He has experience with various stages of litigation from factual investigation through appeal.
Will recently advised a client that is expanding into more than 25 international markets on international bribery and corruption schemes as well as issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In separate cases, he recently secured the dismissal of a complaint, which advanced various theories under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and obtained relief for a client that contacted him after it had been moved into default.
Will has an active pro bono practice, including matters from the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Prior to attending law school, Will worked in Washington, D.C. as a legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives. During that time, he provided policy analysis on a variety of issues before the U.S. Congress.
- Georgia State University (J.D. magna cum laude 2015; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Georgia State University Law Review; National Duberstein Moot Court Competition Team, 2015; Intrastate Moot Court Competition Team, 2014; Pupil: Bleckley Inn of Court and W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court; American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence);
- The University of Georgia (M.P.A. 2010; B.A. in English 2008)
BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia
- Judicial extern to Judge Frank M. Hull,
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (Spring 2015) and judicial intern to Judge Robert L. Vining,
- U.S. District Court,
- Northern District of Georgia (Summer 2013)
- International pharmaceutical company builds anti-corruption compliance program
- Jones Day attorneys win jurisdictional maximum damages at trial for pro bono clients who endured series of devastating floods
- Courthouse News Service argues for preservation of public access to Georgia court files.
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