J. William Boone

Attorney (Retired)

Current Position

Partner (retired)
James Bates Brannan Groover LLP
Atlanta, GA

Class: XIX (2008)Circuit: Eleventh


Wake Forest University, B.A., cum laude (1974)
Mercer University, J.D., cum laude (1977)

Professional Career

Partner, Alston & Bird LLP (1986-13)
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorneys Office, Northern District of Georgia (1983-86)
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice (1977-83)
Admitted to Georgia Bar (1977)
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar (1979)
Admitted to The New York Bar (2008)


International Insolvency Institute, Co-chair, Committee on Corporate and Professional Responsibilities (2004-)
ABA Business Law Section, Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Corporate Governance of Distressed Entities (2012-)
ABA International Section, Co-chair, International Secured Transactions and Insolvency Committee (2006-09)
Lex Mundi, Chair Emeritus, Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group (2000-09)
UNCITRAL, Delegate for the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, Legislative Guide on Insolvency and Treatment of Enterprise Groups in Bankruptcy (2003-)
Atlanta Bar Association, Board of Directors (2001-07)
American Bar Association, Fellow


"International Insolvency-Jurisdictional Comparisons," The European Lawyer Reference Series, 3rd Ed. Fall 2012 Author
"Multinational Enterprise Liability in Insolvency Proceedings," The European Lawyer Reference Series 2d Edition, Fall 2010 Author
"Navigating the International Waters of Insolvency Liability for Multinational Enterprises," Bankruptcy Law Vol. 19, No. 36, BNA Sep 2007 Author
"Multinational Enterprise Liability in Insolvency Proceedings," The European Lawyer Reference Series Sep 2006 Editor-in-Chief
"Overview of Impact of Cross-Border Affiliate Insolvency Proceedings," European Lawyer Jun 2006 Author
"The Super-Model Law," European Lawyer Apr 2006 Author
"Review of U.S./Canadian Development in Fiduciary Duties," European Lawyer Apr 2006 Author
"North American Fiduciary Duty Convergence," Euromoney 2005-06 Author


SuperLawyer State of Georgia, (2006-10)
The ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award for Information Technology Innovation, (2000)