Mickey Ross is a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor Relations group as well as its Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He is a seasoned employment and business litigator with nearly 40 years of experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings across the country, including a number of class and collective actions. Mr. Ross has successfully represented both individuals and companies in a wide variety of cases, often on the cutting edge of the law. For example, he has:
- Won a jury trial in Rome, Georgia, of a potentially $50 million case in which plaintiffs alleged that their plant was closed because of the age of the workforce in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act;
- Successfully defended hybrid wage and hour collective/class action brought by, among others, restaurant managers and employees, mortgage brokers, parking lot attendants and insurance investigators;
- Successfully defended the first class action under the WARN Act;
- Defeated a putative class action in California by agents of national financial services company by successfully moving to compel individual arbitrations in Georgia;
- Successfully represented public and private creditors in seeking to enforce promissory notes and guaranties in excess of $10 million;
- Defeated class certification by current and former students at national for-profit university who alleged various state law tort claims; and
- Recovered in arbitration more than $2 million in additional severance benefits for a senior executive who was let go by his company after it was acquired.
Before joining Taylor English, Mr. Ross practiced with King & Spalding for nearly 34 years, including 28 years as a partner, and with Greenberg Traurig for more than two years as a shareholder.