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William E. Eye is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. Will focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal courts in matters involving products liability, securities fraud, consumer fraud, and constitutional law. Will also maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented indigent clients in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and in the certiorari stage at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining the firm, Will practiced appellate and class-action litigation at a prominent international law firm. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Ed Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In 2017, he was awarded a Temple Bar Scholarship, through which he traveled to London to work alongside some of the most senior members of the British bar and judiciary.

Will graduated first in his class from Emory University School of Law, where he served as Executive Notes & Comments Editor of the Emory Law Journal. While at Emory, he won the ABA Law Student Writing Competition, received Dean’s Awards in nine courses, and was awarded the Paul Bryan Prize in Constitutional Law.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Before the Second Circuit, prepared briefing and obtained affirmance of judgment for client in a multimillion-dollar contract dispute between a boutique investment bank and corporate client.°
  • Before the Third Circuit, prepared briefing and obtained affirmance of judgment for media clients in a First Amendment case.°
  • Prepared Daubert and merits briefing in multi-district class-action litigation involving allegations of consumer fraud and product mislabeling.°
  • Defended Fortune 500 utility company in securities-fraud class-action litigation. Prepared briefing at all stages of litigation, including motion to dismiss, Daubert motions, opposition to class certification, and Rule 23(f) petition for interlocutory appeal.°
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in numerous product liability appeals before the Eleventh Circuit, Florida Supreme Court, and Florida appellate courts.°
  • Prepared dispositive motions on behalf of Fortune 500 company in numerous product liability trials.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Eye prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Temple Bar Scholar, American Inns of Court, 2018
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2016–Present
  • Honorary Overseas Member, COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association for England & Wales)

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with highest honors, Emory University School of Law, 2016
    • First Honor Graduate
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal
    • Woodruff Fellow
  • M.Litt., International Political Theory, with distinction, University of St. Andrews, 2013
    • Bobby Jones Scholar
  • B.A., Philosophy and Violin Performance, summa cum laude, Emory University, 2012
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkships
  • Hon. Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2017-2018 and 2020-2021

Admissions
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia