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  1. Charles Huddleston

    Title
    Of Counsel at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP; Experienced Trial Lawyer and Trusted Advisor
    Demographic info
    Greater Atlanta Area | Law Practice
    Past:
    Of Counsel at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Partner at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
    Education:
    University of Tennessee College of Law, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    Summary:
    I am a trial lawyer with over 35 years of experience helping clients navigate successfully through civil litigation and major jury trials, including obtaining multiple million dollar jury verdicts for clients in state and federal courts. Recent Jury Trial Verdicts I was able to obtain for my clients include a $3.8 million verdict in a breach of contract case for a large international concessionaire after a two-week jury trial, and a $3.5 million verdict in a fraud case in federal court after a three-week jury trial. I also handle employment law matters, including reviewing policies and handbooks, defending EEOC Investigations, training managers how to manage diversity, conducting investigations in the workplace, and defending employers in court. And, I have a long history in the governmental relations/public policy arena, representing clients in putting together teams and responding to RFQ's and RFP's for major contracts; handling disputes and appeals involving governmental agencies and bodies; and representing elected officials. Among the public officials that I have represented are former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and former UN Ambassador/Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. [The opinions expressed here do not constitute legal advice.]
    Charles Huddleston
  2. Wez Ireland

    Demographic info
    San Francisco Bay Area | Information Technology and Services
    Wez Ireland
  3. Michael Caplan

    Title
    Partner at Caplan Cobb LLP
    Demographic info
    Greater Atlanta Area | Law Practice
    Current:
    Partner at Caplan Cobb LLP
    Past:
    Attorney at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP, Law Clerk at USDC - Atlanta - The Honorable Richard W. Story, Summer Associate at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, Summer Associate at Rogers & Hardin LLP, Summer Associate at King and Spalding
    Education:
    University of Georgia School of Law, University of Georgia - Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia, Université de Geneve
    Summary:
    Antitrust, Appellate Practice, Securities Litigation, Complex Business Litigation, Class Actions Mike Caplan’s practice focuses on business and appellate litigation. He was recently recognized as 1 of 40 attorneys “On the Rise” by the Fulton County Daily Report and as a “Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazine, which honors up-and-coming attorneys in the State of Georgia. Mike has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, regional hospitals, private equity firms, small businesses, and individuals in disputes arising out of complex business transactions, joint venture agreements, mergers and acquisitions, allegations of antitrust violations, securities fraud, and commercial leases. A skilled advocate with a strong background in business, Mike has an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia in addition to his law degree. Mike has also developed a diverse appellate practice, having argued and won cases in both the state and federal appellate courts. While in law school, Mike won the National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. Apart from his business practice, Mike has also been recognized for his representation in precedent-setting constitutional and civil rights cases. For his work on Flournoy v. State, which led to significant reforms to Georgia’s indigent defense system, Mike was honored with the Southern Center for Human Rights’ inaugural Gideon’s Promise Award. Prior to founding Caplan Cobb LLP, Mike practiced at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP. Mike is currently on the Board of Directors of the Southern Center for Human Rights. Following law school, Mike served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Story in the United States District Court in Atlanta. Mike is a member of the Antitrust Section of the Georgia State Bar and American Bar Association, as well as the Indigent Defense Committee of the Georgia State Bar.
    Michael Caplan
  4. Darren Summerville

    Title
    Principal at Summerville Moore, P.C.
    Demographic info
    Greater Atlanta Area | Law Practice
    Current:
    Principal at Summerville Moore, P.C.
    Past:
    Principal at The Summerville Firm, LLC, Partner at Bird Law Group, P.C., Attorney at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, Senior Biologist at URS Corporation
    Education:
    Georgia State University College of Law, Emory University
    Darren Summerville
  5. Michael Sullivan

    Title
    Whistleblower Lawyer at Finch McCranie, LLP
    Demographic info
    Greater Atlanta Area | Law Practice
    Current:
    Whistleblower Lawyer at Finch McCranie, LLP
    Past:
    Attorney at Finch McCranie, LLP, Associate Independent Counsel at Office of Independent Counsel, Partner at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP, Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob at U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
    Education:
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University Law School
    Summary:
    Representing whistleblowers who pursue qui tam cases under the False Claims Act, IRS whistleblower claims under the new IRS Whistleblower Program, and whistleblower claims under the SEC and CFTC Whistleblower Programs. Since the late 1980s, Michael A. Sullivan has worked with the nation's major whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. After defending whistleblower cases, he now represents whistleblower clients who report fraud against the federal or state governments or against investors. He was asked by legislators to help draft and explain Georgia's state versions of the False Claims Act, the 2007 State False Medicaid Claims Act and the 2012 Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act, . He also is one of the first lawyers to represent clients in the new IRS Whistleblower Program, and he has submitted tax whistleblower claims totaling billions of dollars. He has testified before the IRS on its proposed whistleblower rules, and has appeared with the Director of the IRS Whistleblower Office to educate lawyers on a variety of issues that arise in pursuing IRS Whistleblower claims. His interview with IRS Whistleblower Office Director Stephen A. Whitlock on “Best Practices in Pursuing IRS Whistleblower Claims” appeared in the April 2009 False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly Review. When Congress sought to create a new SEC Whistleblower program through the Dodd-Frank bill enacted in 2010, representatives of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee contacted Mr. Sullivan for input on what an effective whistleblower program should include. Since Dodd-Frank's passage, he has also met and discussed the rules for the new SEC Whistleblower program with SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro, Director of Division of Enforcement Robert Khuzami, and SEC staff, as well as Commissioners Luis A. Aguilar, Kathleen L. Casey, Troy A. Paredes, and Elisse B. Walter. He has also met with the Chair of the CFTC Gary Gensler and senior staff to discuss its proposed whistleblower rules. The final rules issued by both the SEC and CFTC incorporated important changes that he advocated. Mr. Sullivan now also represents whistleblowers in SEC and CFTC Whistleblower claims, with total claims in the billions of dollars,
    Michael Sullivan
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