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Michael L. Eber

Associate
T:404.420.4640
F:404.230.0965
meber@rh-law.com

Assistant

Connie May
Direct 404.954.7527
cmay@rh-law.com

Education

  • J.D., with high honors, Emory University School of Law, Order of the Coif; Editor in Chief, Emory Law Journal; Paul Bryan Prize in Constitutional Law; Mary Laura “Chee” Davis Award for Writing Excellence
  • B.G.S., with honors, Political Science, University of Kansas

Judicial Clerkships

Law Clerk, Edward E. Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Languages

Overview

Mike Eber is a senior associate at Rogers & Hardin whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation and appellate matters. Mike is known as a creative advocate who brings a fresh perspective even to the most difficult cases. 

Recently, Mike argued two significant appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of business clients seeking to recover damages due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In the first case, Mike convinced the Fifth Circuit to vacate and remand the denial of a $4 million claim. After a favorable ruling on remand, the case settled. In the second case, Mike is defending a $60 million judgment—one of the largest awards to date under the Deepwater Horizon Economic & Property Damages Settlement.

Before joining the firm, Mike served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Edward E. Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mike graduated with high honors from the Emory University School of Law, where he served as the Editor in Chief of the Emory Law Journal.  He received Dean’s Awards in nine courses, as well as the Paul Bryan Prize in Constitutional Law and the Mary Laura “Chee” Davis Award for Writing Excellence.

Before law school, Mike was the Director of Debate at Michigan State University.  In 2004 and 2006, he coached the champions of the National Debate Tournament.

Representative Experience

  • Briefed and argued an appeal in the Fifth Circuit for a Fortune 500 client that obtained a $60 million award for damages due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • Authored amicus brief in the “water wars” case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Representing a leading research university in defense of claims for breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Represented mortgage company in defense of a putative class action alleging that “post-payment” interest was improperly collected from over 40,000 borrowers; obtained early settlement for a fraction of potential damages while motion to dismiss was pending 
  • Persuaded the Fifth Circuit to vacate and remand the denial of business client’s $4 million claim under the Deepwater Horizon Economic & Property Damages Settlement
  • Secured affirmance by the Georgia Court of Appeals of jury verdict in favor of financial advisor client
  • Represented a medical diagnostic services provider in defense of claims alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract
  • Briefed and argued post-trial motions on behalf of former condominium association directors following an adverse jury verdict in the Northern District of Florida
  • Represented major health insurance providers in bid protest litigation before State administrative agencies and in related court proceedings 
  • Petitioned for certiorari to the Georgia Supreme Court and obtained expedited ruling that the Court of Appeals had improperly denied the client’s motion for a stay pending appeal of an order disqualifying trial counsel
  • Represented non-profit healthcare institution in the Eleventh Circuit regarding multi-million dollar contract dispute
  • Represented online travel companies in mandamus proceedings before the Georgia Supreme Court
  • Represented one of the country’s largest manufacturers of building and paper products in defense of products liability class actions
  • Represented major international law firm in the Eleventh Circuit and obtained affirmance of an attorneys’ fees award against the unsuccessful plaintiff
  • Represented major brokerage houses in Georgia RICO action alleging that plaintiffs were injured by “naked short selling” 
  • Conducted internal board committee investigation as special counsel to independent bank directors
  • Represented former chief accounting officer of a major home-building company who was charged with securities fraud 
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in Georgia RICO action alleging misrepresentations relating to Private Label Mortgage Backed Securities
  • Successful pro bono representation of an Atlanta homeless shelter in negligence action

Professional & Community Activities

  • Barrister, Lamar Inn of Court, Emory University School of Law (2012 - present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association