Persons, a "senior partner and past chair of Alston & Bird's litigation practice, has extensive trial experience and concentrates his practice on complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels, with particular emphasis on defending companies, officers and directors in securities class action matters," his firm profile states.
"Persons is regularly featured as one of the leading Georgia lawyers for general commercial litigation in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as well as The Best Lawyers in America. He has been a lecturer in various seminars on trial practice, appellate advocacy, securities litigation, corporate litigation and discovery." 
"Persons was admitted to practice in 1967 in Georgia, and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits." 
Persons "received his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech in 1960, where he was student body president. He received his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1967, where he was a member of the Journal of Public Law and the Bryan Honor Society." 
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