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William R. Mitchelson, Jr.

Alston & Bird LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA

Mitch Mitchelson concentrates on defense of government investigations, internal corporate investigations, false claims act litigation and corporate legal compliance. Mitch is the former leader of the firm's White Collar Crime Group and is the current chair of the firm's False Claims Act Working Group. He is a former federal prosecutor who has represented corporations and individuals in significant and high-profile government investigations across the United States. Mitch serves as the co-chair of the Southeast Subcommittee of the ABA Committee on White Collar Crime.

Mitch received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University in 1982 and graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985, with honors, where he served as comment editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and received the D. Francis Bustin Prize for Scholarly Contribution to the Legal Process. He is a regular speaker on the practical considerations relating to corporate internal investigations and voluntary disclosures to the government, the development of corporate compliance plans, and issues related to the federal sentencing guidelines. At the request of the United States Department of Justice, Mitch has spoken to federal prosecutors about professionalism and ethics in the criminal justice system.

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