Susan J. Wilson

Adjunct Professor of Law

B.B.A., Georgia State University
J.D., University of Georgia


Anatomy of a Mergers & Acquisitions Deal

Biographical Information: 

Susan J. Wilson serves as an adjunct professor teaching Anatomy of a Mergers & Acquisitions Deal at the University of Georgia School of Law. Previously she served as the law school's executive director of career development from 2014 to 2016.

Prior to coming to Athens, Wilson was a partner with the law firm Alston & Bird, where her practice included negotiating mergers, acquisitions and other complex transactions; advising executive and board level management on corporate governance matters; and performing  internal investigations. Wilson was chair of the firm’s nationwide corporate transactions and securities practice for six years. While at the law firm, she also served as the law clerk for the City of Atlanta Board of Ethics and played a significant role in the Enron investigation.

Her other experience includes teaching as an adjunct law professor at Emory University and serving as a judicial clerk for Judge J.L. Edmondson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Wilson has been honored on numerous occasions for her work including the receipt of Alston & Bird’s 2006 Team Leader of the Year Award, being named to the Best Lawyers in America list for her corporate expertise and being recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer.

Wilson earned her Juris Doctor from Georgia Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  She was also a member of the ABA Moot Court Team, a Vassar Woolley Scholar and a Robert B. Troutman Scholar.  She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting summa cum laude from Georgia State University.