Bob Watts focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. His practice also includes shareholder and securities litigation following mergers or acquisitions, governmental investigations, and internal corporate investigations involving fraud. He has experience with all stages of litigation including factual investigation, drafting and responding to discovery, expert discovery, depositions, motion practice, and trial.
Bob has an active pro bono practice including matters from the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation where he has represented survivors of family violence seeking temporary protective orders.
Prior to attending law school, Bob was a legislative assistant in the United States House of Representatives. In 2019, he was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to serve as a member of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. He is also active in communities across the state where he serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Bar Association, University of Georgia Alumni Association, Georgia State University Law Alumni Council, Westminster Schools of Augusta Alumni Association, and Trinity Community Ministries.
Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Unaffected Market Price in Statutory Appraisal Action, The M&A Lawyer, Volume 24, Issue 7
- August 22, 2019
Taking and Defending Depositions of In-House Counsel: Strategic, Substantive, and Ethical Considerations
- Georgia State University (J.D. summa cum laude 2014; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Georgia State Law Review; Member, Moot Court Board; Member, Georgia State Trial Lawyer Association; Bleckley Inn of Court; 2014 ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award); The University of Georgia (B.A. in Political Science 2010)
- Georgia and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Phil Gingrey (GA) (2009-2011); Legislative Aide to Representative Barry Fleming (GA) (2008)
- Law Clerk to Judge Steve C. Jones, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia (2014-2015); Extern to Justice P. Harris Hines, Supreme Court of Georgia (Summer 2012)