Deitra Crawley, Corporate, Government Affairs Attorney

Deitra Crawley

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dcrawley@taylorenglish.com
678.336.7275
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At Taylor English, clients are afforded the certainty of experienced attorneys who deliver a trusted path to efficient, purpose-driven solutions. 

Deitra Crawley brings extensive domestic and international experience providing strategic counsel to a range of clients. A well-rounded and dynamic practitioner of the law, Ms. Crawley is known for driving efficiency for clients. Ms. Crawley’s background underscores her agility and professionalism as a general counselor.

Having fostered partnerships abroad–including projects in South Africa, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, the European Union and Australia–Ms. Crawley is well-versed in partnering with senior leaders on strategic planning and overseeing corporate governance. Having supported large business transactions and agreements, she possesses unique insight into the world of negotiations and associated business structures.

With an eye on corporate management and alignment, Ms. Crawley's legal path led her to partner with a number of corporations seeking general counsel support. Each client experience reinforced her passion as a strategic legal advocate and her commitment to setting businesses up for long-term success. Ms. Crawley seeks to not only advise but empower clients, which she continues in her role as factional general counsel.

Ms. Crawley’s work with minority-owned Concessions International, LLC exemplifies her value-driven approach to strategic counsel. The multi-year corporate partnership included many phases of discovery and refinement to restructuring the company for financial and operational success. During her time with Concessions International, Ms. Crawley embedded herself in the company by advising senior leadership, rendering legal leadership to joint venture enterprises and buy-sell transactions, supporting franchise agreements, managing government investigations, assisting with restaurant industry compliance and providing crisis counsel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms. Crawley’s quest for betterment extends beyond client work to serve the greater community. Her work with Scouts BSA, Trees Atlanta and launch of her own non-profit organization Global Community MILK underscore her continued efforts to enhance and improve the world around her.

Memberships

Atlanta Area Council, Scouts of America, Board of Directors

Women in Defense (WID), GA Chapter, Board of Directors

Georgia District Export Council

Gate City Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Government Contracts Section, Chair, 2016-Present

Federal Bar Association, International Law Section

Maryland State Bar Association, Business Law Section

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), 2015

Community Involvement

Southwest Atlanta Partnership, Inc., Board Secretary

Trees Atlanta, Board Member

Leadership Fairfax, 2010

Leadership Huntsville, 2011

Global Ties Alabama, Board Member and Officer, 2011-2012, 2013-2015

Global Ties Alabama, Advisory Council, 2014-Present

Cyber Huntsville, Board of Directors, Membership Chairperson, 2013-2014

Turkish American Business Association, Representative for Alabama Congressional Districts 3, 4, and 5

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Community Involvement

Education

George Washington University Law School, JD, 2001

Auburn University, BA, Departmental Honors, 1990

Auburn University, MPA, Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow, 1992

Clerkships

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Bar Admissions

Maryland

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Accolades

Urban Fellow, Space Study - Istanbul, Georgia State University Law School, 2013

Leadership Award, Global Ties Alabama, 2012