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Caplan Cobb is proud to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year.

Highlights of the past year include:

  • Recovering a multimillion-dollar settlement and significant equity on behalf of the co-founder and former CEO of a privately-held retail company.
  • Obtaining complete dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging that our client, an international publicly traded company, breached a multimillion-dollar contract.
  • Growing our attorney team by a record 40%.
  • Broadening our class action practice, including being appointed as co-liaison counsel in a multi-jurisdiction litigation over claims alleging millions of potentially defective airbags.
  • Being honored with several notable awards, including SCHR’s Luminary Award, ACLU’s Dare to Create Justice Award, and being named the Litigation Department of the Year by

At the Firm

We expanded our recently renovated offices at the Four Seasons to incorporate the entire 27th floor.

We welcomed:

  • Partner Mike Eber, who serves as trial and appellate counsel in complex business disputes and class actions.
  • Associate Alan Long, whose practice focuses on complex litigation with experience in trial and appellate courts.
  • Associate Emily Snow, who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation.
  • Counsel Erin Victoria, whose expanding commercial litigation practice touches on a broad range of areas.

 Notable Cases

 On behalf of plaintiffs:

  • Obtained a substantial confidential settlement on behalf of a national real estate investment company.
  • On behalf of a real estate company, we obtained a temporary restraining order against the City of Morrow for violating the due process rights of summarily evicted residents.
  • Appointed liaison counsel in a national FCRA class action against Equifax, Inc. arising out of its alleged misreporting of credit scores of millions of consumers in 2022.
  • Won multiple discovery-related motions in ongoing Lanham Act false-advertising and unfair competition matters involving competing manufacturers of generic pharmaceuticals.

On the defense side:

  • Won 11th Circuit appeal in a complicated insurance case involving an issue of first impression under Georgia law.
  • We defeated a petition for the Georgia Supreme Court to review a Court of Appeals decision upholding substantial tax incentives offered to an electric vehicle manufacturer.
  • On behalf of a former CEO of a major cannabis company, we secured a dismissal of a lawsuit alleging securities fraud.
  • Won an appeal in the New Jersey Appellate Division on behalf of national non-profit organization.
  • On behalf of a high net-worth individual, we secured a favorable settlement to resolve a motion to set aside the asset division of a divorce decree.
  • Persuaded the SEC against making allegations against our client.
  • We successfully compelled arbitration through a contested motion in federal court in a matter involving a large financial services company.
  • Successfully defended multiple antitrust lawsuits brought in federal court against a state licensing agency.
  • On behalf of a national real-estate developer, we obtained a stay of a receivership order.

Class action practice:

  • Along with other class counsel, and on behalf of a class of 200,000 Porsche owners, we negotiated the final approval of a settlement valued at more than $10 million, which will provide virtually complete compensation to the class.
  • On behalf of certain Mercedes-Benz car owners, we overcame a motion to dismiss claims that a defective headrest can suddenly deploy without a crash.

Pro bono matters:

  • We continue to play a leading role in the ACLU’s challenge to a Georgia law that bans abortions after approximately six weeks of pregnancy.
  • We submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation in support of a petition for certiorari before the Supreme Court of Georgia concerning Open Records Act litigation.
  • We worked with the Southern Center for Human Rights to extend a settlement agreement that secures constitutional conditions for women with psychiatric disabilities in the Fulton County Sheriff’s custody.
  • Along with the ACLU of Georgia, the Human Rights Campaign, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and O’Melveny, we worked to obtain an injunction against the enforcement of a ban on gender-affirming care for minors.
  • Along with co-counsel, we argued in amicus briefs on behalf of a venture capital firm regarding a challenge to its program that awards seed funding to start-ups founded by minorities.
  • We assisted Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in challenging Donald Trump’s eligibility to appear on presidential election ballots.

 Legal Profession Leadership


We were honored to be recognized by leading media and legal organizations:

  • Southern Center for Human Rights Luminary Award honoring the firm’s “extraordinary contributions to justice and fairness,” including its work halting certain executions in Georgia.
  • American Civil Liberties Union of GeorgiaDare to Create Justice Award for reproductive rights advocacy.
  • Our sixth recognition by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for “Best Places to Work.
  • Georgia Super Lawyers recognition for James Cobb (Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers), Julia Blackburn Stone, Mike Caplan, and Mike Eber and Georgia Rising Star recognition for Sarah Brewerton-Palmer.
  • Mike Caplan, James Cobb, Mike Eber, and Jarred Klorfein earned recognition from Best Lawyers®.

Education and Engagement 

Caplan Cobb attorneys shared their knowledge with their peers in the bar and the broader community. Examples from the past year include:

  • Board representation at the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, the Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Atlanta Bar Association’s Women in the Profession section.
  • Sarah Brewerton-Palmer moderated a panel discussion on the 2023 General Assembly, hosted by the Georgia First Amendment Foundation and the Atlanta Press Club.
  • Mike Caplan is an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he teaches “The Business of Lawyering.” He also spoke on a State Bar of Georgia panel about artificial intelligence.
  • Mike Eber was a panelist for an Atlanta Bar Association CLE as well as a Strafford CLE Webinar.
  • Emily Snow spoke on a panel at the University of Georgia regarding “Marketing Your International Experience.”
  • Bilingual associate Erin Victoria presented a series of free legal workshops to Spanish-speaking journalists in collaboration with ProJourn and the Institute for Nonprofit News.

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