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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

1075 PEACHTREE STREET, NE, SUITE 2500, ATLANTA, GA 30309-3962, USA
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Work +1 404 885 1500
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Fax +1 404 892 7056
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Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London and 9 more

Robert Stevens

Tel:
Work (404) 885 6727
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Labor and Employment, Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Litigation.

Position

Mr. Stevens' practice focuses on representing companies and executives in restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes in federal and state court nationally and in defending companies in employment discrimination cases and wage-hour collective actions nationally. He is a hands-on litigator and strategist who has confronted the spectrum of legal and procedural issues in both restrictive covenant/trade secret disputes and employment litigation.

Career

Judicial Clerk, Judge William Acker, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama - 1996-1997 Troutman Sanders - Associate / Partner - 1997-2009 Seyfarth Shaw - Partner - 2009 to the present

Member

ABA.

Education

JD, University of Alabama, Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif (1996). BS, University of Alabama - Accounting Major (1993)


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields a team of 'good experts, comprising seasoned lawyers supervising stellar long-term associates'. Noted for its expertise in wage-and-hour class actions and workplace litigation alleging discrimination, the nationwide group is praised for being 'hands on, extremely thorough, and extraordinarily knowledgeable'. Work highlights included Noah Finkel and Andrew Scroggins acting for Epic Systems as co-counsel (alongside Hogan Lovells US LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP) in a landmark case decided by the Supreme Court in May 2018, relating to the enforceability of the agreement into which the plaintiff entered requiring the parties to resolve wage-hour disputes through individual arbitration and waive class and collective proceedings. The 'one-of-a-kind' Gerald Maatman continues to lead a team acting for Sterling Jewelers (together with co-counsel Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP) in an employment discrimination class action. Brian Ashe successfully acted for Digital Realty Trust before the Supreme Court in a case relating to the definition and statutory application of the term 'whistleblower'. Camille Olson is a 'world class lawyer' and Washington DC-based Raymond Baldwin is a ' zealous advocate for his clients with a practical approach'. In Los Angeles, Andrew Paley is an 'extremely well-versed adviser', and Jon Meer is praised for his 'immense knowledge and trial practice'. Atlanta's Robert Stevens is described as an 'expert in restrictive covenant work'; clients also appreciate Kerry Friedrichs in San Francisco and Pamela Devata for 'being leaders in their field and being able to answer questions on the spot'. Further recommended individuals are practice head Laura Maechtlen and Christian Rowley in San Francisco, Boston's Richard Alfred and the 'greatly experienced and knowledgeable' Lisa Damon, Lorie Almon and Gina Merrill in New York, as well as Richard Lapp. In Houston, the team was strengthen by the arrival of Scott Nelson from Baker McKenzie LLP in May 2018, while John Yslas joined the Los Angeles office from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in July 2018. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.

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