Rodney G. Moore is a Shareholder in the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins. Mr. Moore’s practice consists of the representation of clients in labor and employment and related litigation. With a strong in-house and outside counsel background, he brings a unique and practical perspective to issues critical to the evolving workplace. Rodney represents employers as lead counsel in federal and state court employment litigation, class and collective actions, labor arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. An experienced litigator, Rodney has tried cases to verdict both in federal and state courts. Rodney has also conducted numerous judicial and labor arbitrations. Rodney routinely defends clients in investigations by government agencies such as the EEOC and state equivalents. He is rated “AV” Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007. In 2008, he was selected by The National Law Journal as one of the “50 Most Influential Minority Attorneys in America.”
Rodney has represented Fortune corporations, emerging businesses, and public agencies in major litigation, including class actions alleging unfair business practices and constitutional violations. As part of Rodney’s labor and employment practice, he assists management in responding to claims in all areas of employment law, including harassment and discrimination; overtime and other wage and hour claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state statutes; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); restrictive covenant and trade secrets; whistleblower matters; and due process claims and hearings. Rodney specifically enjoys strategizing with his clients to assure that the results achieved are consistent with the client’s objectives.
In addition to his reputation representing corporations and emerging businesses, Rodney is also considered one of the leading education lawyers in America. He previously served as General Counsel for the Shelby County Board of Education (Shelby County Schools, Memphis, Tennessee), General Counsel of the East Side Union High School District—the largest high school district in Silicon Valley, and General Counsel of the Atlanta Public Schools.
From 2008-2009, Rodney served as President of the National Bar Association— the first and only Georgia lawyer to serve in that capacity.