Rob Marcus is an experienced trial attorney with a nationally recognized litigation practice. Rob has handled a wide variety of complex cases, including business disputes, “bet-the-company” litigation, securities and financial disputes, government investigations, insurance coverage litigation, intellectual property litigation, catastrophic injury cases, and class action defense. Rob has litigated these matters in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and elsewhere, as well as in arbitration. He is also an experienced appellate lawyer, handling cases in numerous state and federal appellate courts.
Rob’s diverse practice has been consistently recognized in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America® and North Carolina Super Lawyers in numerous areas, including business litigation, general commercial litigation, securities litigation, mass tort litigation, and class action defense. In 2020, Rob was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte for Securities Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America®, and he is listed in Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina and one of the Top 25 Lawyers in Charlotte.
Listed in Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2012-2023 Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers Business Litigation, 2006-2023 “Top 100,” North Carolina, 2018-2023 "Top 25," Charlotte, 2019-2021 Listed in Benchmark Litigation, "Litigation Star", 2023-2024 Listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition, Business Litigation, 2013-2015 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2005-2023 Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024 Litigation – Real Estate, 2023-2024 Litigation – Securities, 2023-2024 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, 2023-2024 Litigation – Banking & Finance, 2023-2024 "Lawyer of the Year"- Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action- Defendants, 2023 Listed in Business Today "Top 10 Most Influential Commercial Litigation Lawyers in North Carolina", 2023 Listed in Business North Carolina, “Legal Elite” Litigation, 2013-2015, 2018-2019 Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated Listed in Charlotte Business Leader Magazine, Impact Law Leader, 2008 Represented a closely held corporation in action brought by minority shareholder for appraisal remedy under Georgia’s dissenting shareholder statute after minority shareholder objected to merger consideration being paid pro rata on a per share basis. Tomco2 Systems Company f/k/a Tomco2 Equipment Company v. The Bonnie L. Hiniely Revocable Trust, et al. (GA Bus. Ct. Div., 2018-2019) Represented Gwen Stefani in claims arising from alleged “crowd rush” caused at stadium during concert. Lisa Keri Stricklin v. Gwen Stefani and Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (W.D.N.C., 2017-2019) Represented the family of Jeffrey Williams in obtaining a $12.1 million recovery for his death due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Estate of Jeffrey Lee Williams v. Best Western Int’l and Jeannie Williams v. Best Western Int’l (N.C. Super., Judge Bridges, (2015-2018) Represented international apparel company in lawsuit against competitor alleging infringement of HUE trademark. Kayser-Roth Corporation v. Goodhew, LLC (M.D.N.C., 2015-2016) Represented the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, in obtaining a jury verdict of $10.4 million arising out of investment losses suffered after Lehman Brothers collapsed during the financial crisis of 2008. City of St. Petersburg, Florida v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (M.D. Fla. and 11th Circuit, 2011- 2013) Represented life insurance company in claims for class certification in first motion to dismiss argued under SLUSA after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Chadbourne & Parke v. Troice. Reittinger, et al. v. The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (M.D.N.C. 2013) Represented company in defense of challenging to the enforceability of a liquidated damages provision in a mortgage loan commitment. Ladco Properties XVII, LLC v. Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company (S.D. Iowa, 8th Circ., 2006-2008) Represented insurer in coverage dispute related to alleged losses tied to collapse of Enron Corp. and WorldCom. Bank of America v. Swiss Re International (N.C. Business Ct., 2005-2007)