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Hunter R. Hughes, III

Hunter R. Hughes, III

Rogers & Hardin LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA


Hunter R. Hughes is a Partner in the Atlanta firm of Rogers & Hardin, LLP practicing primarily in the area of employment law. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.

Mr. Hughes has successfully served as lead trial counsel in numerous employment and other cases, including nationwide class actions and mass employment litigation. He has been lead counsel in arbitrations as well as numerous proceedings before state and federal agencies. The "National Law Journal" has recognized him as "among the Nation's Best Litigators in Employment [law]." He has successfully served as the mediator in numerous employment class actions, including the Publix class action, which was the largest certified employment class action in the country, the Home Depot and Winn Dixie employment class actions as well as the Burlington Northern genetic testing litigation. He also served as the mediator in The Coca-Cola Company class action litigation and recent class actions involving Boeing Aircraft Company.

Mr. Hughes is the author of "Counseling the Whistleblower (Parts I and II)", The Practical Lawyer, Volume 38, Numbers 4-5, June-July, 1992. Co-Author: Chapter 21, "Special Litigation Issues: Complainant's Litigation Strategy", Sexual Harassment in Employment Law, Lindeman and Kadue, 1992; Chapter 29, "Election and Exhaustion of Remedies'', Employment Discrimination Law, 3rd Edition, Five Year Cumulative Supplement, Schlei and Grossman; Chapter 28, "Injunctive and Affirmative Relief', Sexual Harassment in Employment Law Supplement, Lindeman and Kadue, 1994; and co-author: "Employment Surveys in Employment Litigation," Employment Relations Law Journal 42, 1983. Mr. Hughes was Vice Chairman, EEO Committee of Administrative Section of the American Bar Association, 1981-83, Chairman, 1983-84; and was President, Corporate Council Section, Atlanta Bar Association, 1981-82. He has served as Management CoChairman of the Program and Membership Divisions of the EEO Committee of the ABA Labor and Employment Section. He was also the Program Chairman of The American Employment Law Council, 1999-2000, and is a Fellow in the American College of Employment Lawyers and on the Advisory Board of the National Employment Law Institute.

He also has been a speaker throughout the country at scores of employment seminars on numerous topics, including trial practice, alternate dispute resolution, settlement strategies, damages, and a wide range of substantive employment matters.

Mr. Hughes has handled litigation throughout the nation and is admitted to practice in the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia, the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.
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