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Five Attorneys Join Nelson Mullins in Atlanta

ATLANTA (Jan. 12, 2016)–George F. Akers, Jennifer G. Case, Jonathan G. Giesen, Christina M. Jones, and George S. Ray have joined the Atlanta office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as associates.

Mr. Akers focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law, emerging growth and venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Akers served as a summer associate of the Firm for three summers. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He attended the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Advertising as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, summa cum laude.

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Ms. Case focuses her practice on employment law and business litigation. Her practice encompasses a range of commercial and employment matters, including derivative litigation; business tort claims such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional interference with business relations, unfair competition and RICO claims; shareholder disputes; and issues related to the enforcement and breach of restrictive covenants. She also has experience responding to inquiries from regulatory agencies and assisting with internal investigations. She earned her Juris Doctor from the William and Mary Law School and a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Clemson University. 

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Mr. Giesen is an associate in the Atlanta office where he focuses his practice on corporate law. He has experience assisting clients in the drafting of merger/purchase agreements and related ancillary agreements, resolutions, and due diligence documents. He also has assisted clients in multimillion-dollar lending, borrowing, and financing and refinancing transactions. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University. 

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Ms. Jones focuses her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate law. Ms. Jones has twice served as a summer associate of the Firm and served as a law clerk at another Atlanta law firm. She also has served as an intern for the Public Policy Exchange, Centre for Parliamentary Studies in London. She earned her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the Emory University School of Law. She attended Wake Forest University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Political Science, magna cum laude.

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Mr. Ray is an associate in the Atlanta office where he focuses his practice on litigation. He was twice a summer associate of the Firm and prior to that was a research assistant at the University of Georgia School of Law. In addition, George served as a legal extern to the Honorable Timothy C. Batten Sr., for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. George earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. He also attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management as well as Public Policy.

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Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 500 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. For more information on the Firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.

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