Mark A. Rogers

Of Counsel / Atlanta

Mark is Of Counsel in the Atlanta office.  Before practicing law, Mark was an armor officer in the United States Army.  After law school, Mark clerked for Judge Stanley F. Birch, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  He is a member of the firm’s Appellate and Commercial Litigation practice groups and focuses on managing the firm’s Director and Officer Liability team.

Mark has over a decade of experience with representing officers and employees of large commercial enterprises with investigations and disputes, either as counsel to the company or separate counsel when a conflict arises.  Mark has experience litigating disputes with shareholders and regulators, with a particular focus on accounting matters relating to revenue recognition, impairment of intangibles, and other issues touching financial statements.  Mark has also rendered advice in connection with shareholder list requests, and other actions parallel to tender offers, proxy contests, mergers, and other disputes between management and shareholders.  In addition, Mark has represented hedge funds and other investment vehicles in connection with disputes with investors based on adherence to operating agreements and investment strategies.

Mark also has broad experience with a variety of disputes arising in the context of commercial relationships.  He has assisted with business divorces, enforced a variety of commercial contracts, and sought and obtained equitable relief in courts across Georgia.  In addition to complex contract claims, Mark has litigated trade secret, products liability, the uniform commercial code, RICO, and related business torts.  He also assists with the firm’s robust Legal and Accounting Malpractice teams.  Mark has assisted clients in a wide variety of industries, including the financial, shipping, manufacturing, medical, firearms, telecommunications, technology, and automotive industries.

Mark is an experienced appellate practitioner.  He has argued in the Eleventh Circuit and won appeals in other venues.  Some of his appellate work resulted in these decisions:  Branch v. Ottinger, 477 Fed. App’x 718 (11th Cir. 2012) (securities fraud); Sutter Capital Management, LLC v. Wells Capital, Inc., 310 Ga. App. 831, 714 S.E.2d 393 (2011) (trade secret); Diamond Crystal v. Food Movers Int’l, 593 F.3d 1249 (11th Cir. 2010) (personal jurisdiction/UCC/antitrust); Crayton v. Amadeo Rossi, S.A., 384 Fed. App’x 330 (5th Cir. 2010) (products liability); In re Kim, 571 F.3d 1342 (11th Cir. 2009) (bankruptcy); AirTran New York, LLC v. Midwest Air Group, Inc., 46 A.D.3d 208 (N.Y. App. Div. 2007) (shareholder information request).

Mark was selected by Georgia Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star® for 2011, 2013, 2015.

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