The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to confirm Jill A. Pryor, an Atlanta lawyer, to the Eleventh Circuit. This gives the appeals court an almost full complement of judges for the first time in months. Judge Pryor, who was confirmed by a vote of 97-0, will fill the third of four previously empty seats. She had “patiently” waited two years for the vote, longer than any pending current nominee.
Judge Pryor had been a litigation partner at Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP in Atlanta. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary in 1985, after which she acquired her law degree from Yale Law School three years later. After clerking for the Eleventh Circuit, she joined Bondurant Mixson as an associate in 1989 and became a partner eight years later. Her expertise was in complex business litigation.
Judge Pryor has specialized in business torts, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, class actions, trade secrets, intellectual property, fraud and the Georgia and federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act laws. A highlight of her career has to be a $281 million jury verdict against Turner Broadcasting System Inc. That case involved the breach of an oral contract to sell David McDavid the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers.
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