Robert B. Remar is a partner with Rogers & Hardin LLP. In his more than 45 years of practice he has handled numerous complex, high profile litigation matters. He has tried scores of cases to juries in both state and federal courts. His practice focuses on complex commercial and business disputes, employment, administrative law, health care, class actions and civil rights/constitutional law. He also acts as an arbitrator and mediator. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Remar is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as a leading lawyer in Georgia in the areas of Administrative/Regulatory Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment, and Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement. He was selected as the 2018 Atlanta "Lawyer of the Year" in Administrative/Regulatory law. He was also selected as the 2015 Atlanta "Lawyer of the Year" in Administrative/Regulatory law and, in 2014, as Atlanta "Lawyer of the Year" in First Amendment law.
For 12 years Mr. Remar was an Adjunct Professor teaching litigation at Georgia State University College of Law and for 13 years his practice included serving as the Hearing Officer for the Georgia Public Service Commission. He has been on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union for 31 years and currently serves as Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
-J.D., Boston College, 1974; B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1970. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
-Mr. Remar and a team of Rogers & Hardin attorneys represent SouthStar Energy Services, Georgia’s largest natural gas marketer with operations in ten states, in all aspects of its business, including litigation and regulatory matters.
-Has represented one of the country’s largest insurers in numerous complex matters, including commercial disputes and coverage issues.
-Part of the Rogers & Hardin defense team that represented one of the country’s largest manufacturers of building products in product liability claims.
-Co-counsel in the defense of two consolidated class actions brought by financial institutions and consumers alleging damages for a data-security incident.
-Co-counsel in the defense of a federal class action and state court action alleging contamination of a municipal water supply through the discharge of certain chemicals.
-Successfully represented the majority owners in a three-week trial regarding ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and the rights to the Philips Arena.
-Defended a former director in a multi-party Delaware Chancery Court derivative action seeking over $120 million for alleged breach of fiduciary duty.
-Defended a county and county officials in a highly contentious and publicized federal court jury trial involving civil rights and employment claims.
-Filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Municipal Association of Georgia, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, and the Georgia Conservancy with the Special Master in an original jurisdiction proceeding in the United States Supreme Court between the states of Florida and Georgia involving equitable apportionment of water rights.
-Along with a team of Rogers & Hardin attorneys successfully represented then Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker in a suit brought by the Governor seeking to compel the Attorney General to dismiss an appeal pending in the United States Supreme Court.
-Successfully represented in-town Atlanta neighborhoods in the contentious Presidential Parkway litigation.
-Co-counsel in the successful defense of “yield spread premium” class actions against Bank of America and Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation.
-Co-lead counsel to the plaintiff class in the ground-breaking “prime rate” case Kleiner v. First National Bank of Atlanta.
-Successfully represented the Georgia Department of Human Resources in the defense of claims arising out of two babies who were unknowingly switched at birth.
-Represented the plaintiff class in a four-week §1983 “anti-slapp” jury trial, one of the first in the country to be tried.
-Represented a nationwide class of women and children recipients of federal supplemental food benefits and three members of Congress challenging the Reagan administration’s “impoundment” of federal funds. The D.C. District Court issued an injunction directing release of the funds.