Bill Athanas

In white collar matters, there's no substitute for experience

Bill Athanas represents companies and individuals in all facets of government investigations, including grand jury investigations and other government enforcement actions. He focuses a significant amount of his practice on pre-indictment advocacy which includes providing vital factual context and legal argument on behalf of his clients in order to avoid charges ever being filed. Over the course of his career, Bill has helped numerous individuals - including several formally identified as "targets" - avoid prosecution entirely.


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When not practicing law, Bill spends as much time as possible with his wife and young daughter. More often than not, they are on the search for their next great meal.

Bill's Related Experience

Client secures non-prosecution agreement in major fraud prosecution

Secured a non-prosecution agreement for an individual in an investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York which produced a major securities fraud indictment.

Pharmacy employees face federal RICO suit

Defending a group of employees against a federal RICO suit filed by a manufacturer of blood glucose test strips.

Former EPA official faces public corruption prosecution

Currently defending Onis “Trey” Glenn, the former presidentially appointed Region 4 Administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in defense of alleged violations of the Alabama Ethics Act.

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  • J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1995
    • Suffolk University Law Review
  • B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1992

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of New Hampshire

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire


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Professional Involvement

  • Chair, White Collar Crime Committee of the Criminal Justice Section of the Alabama Bar (2014-present)
  • Chair, Alabama Bar Association, International Law Section (2011-present)

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