William K. Whitner is a Partner with Paul Hastings, an international law ﬁrm. Based in the ﬁrm’s Atlanta oﬃce, he serves as the Global Vice-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department, a department of nearly 300 lawyers across the globe.
Whitner routinely handles “bet the company” cases for global and national companies in federal, state and arbitration tribunals at the trial and appellate levels. His practice focuses on complex civil corporate matters, with wide-ranging substantive commercial experience that includes contract disputes, business torts, class actions, franchise disputes, intellectual property matters, and privacy breaches. He has an established record of success counseling clients on their most sensitive matters.
Whitner has been identiﬁed in Best Lawyers in America, Best lawyers in Georgia (twice named Georgia Lawyer of the Year), Georgia Super Lawyers (Top 100), Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, and Euromoney’s Benchmark: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.
Whitner believes “the formula for success, however deﬁned, is rather simple. Take God’s gifts and add the 4 Ds – Desire, Dedication, Determination and Discipline.”
Whitner earned his J.D. at Yale Law School and his B.A. from Georgetown University.