W. Wright Banks, Jr. was appointed Deputy Attorney General of the Commercial Transactions and Litigation Division in 2012. He supervises three sections: Business and Finance; Real Property, Construction, Transportation and Authorities; and Tax. From 2007 to 2012, he served as the Section Leader of the Business and Finance Section.
Prior to that time, Wright worked in the Business and Finance Section practicing in a number of areas of law, including alcoholic beverage regulation, bankruptcy, insurance and procurements. He has provided general representation to a number of entities of the State, including the Department of Administrative Services, the Department of Revenue, the Georgia Lottery Corporation, the Financing and Investment Division of the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission and the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority.
Wright graduated from the University of Georgia with an A.B. degree in political science in 1990. He received his law degree from Mercer University cum laude in 1993 where he was a member of the Mercer Law Review and Phi Kappa Phi.