Party affiliation: Republican
- Associate Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Atlanta, 1975-1982, partner litigation department, with bankruptcy specialty, 1982—2003. Partner, leader, bankruptcy practice group Troutman Sanders LLP, since 2004. Speaker in field.
Member American Bar Association (litigation committee), American Bankruptcy Institute (member committee), Georgia Bar Association (bench and bar committee 1988), Atlanta Bar Association (chairman law day 1980), Lawyers Club Atlanta (rules and judiciary committee 1995), Federal Bar Association, John E. Cribbett Society.