Robert L. Gegios, Esq.
- Committee Member of International Transactional Services Practice Group
- Committee Member of Business Law and Dispute Resolution Practice Group
Bob Gegios has nearly 30 years of experience representing public and private companies and individuals in a wide range of legal matters, including general business and commercial litigation and counseling, securities, antitrust and trade regulation, dealership and franchise law, intellectual property, RICO, employment disputes, insurance coverage, and international controversies. His clients have spanned a wide range of industries and occupations, and he has represented their interests in disputes across the United States as well as in foreign settings.
His many accomplishments include:
- Winning one of the largest jury verdicts in a business case in the State of Wisconsin in recent years.
- Acting as one of the principal counsel in obtaining a $30 million recovery (exceeding the clients’ aggregate investments) in a nationally-prominent securities dispute.
- Winning hard-fought dismissals of numerous multi-million dollar class and individual actions brought against both public and private companies.
- Making important new law protecting businesses when they seek insurance protection for legal actions against them.
- Negotiating hundreds of successful resolutions of business disputes and government investigations.
- Successfully handling multi-jurisdictional and international litigation, arbitration and mediation matters for both domestic and foreign clients.
Bob has been selected for leadership positions in many professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, and the American Inns of Court. He is President of the Thomas E. Fairchild Inn of Court and a past President of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association.
He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of antitrust law and recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation.
- Antitrust and Trade Regulation
- Appellate Practice
- Business Law
- Corporate Law
- Intellectual Property
- International Trade Law and Dispute Resolution
- State of Wisconsin
- United States Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- Numerous pro hac vice admissions in other state and federal courts
- University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1981
- Honors: Cum Laude
- Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
- Claremont McKenna College; Marquette University, B.A., 1977
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
- Honors: Outstanding Senior in Economics
- Honors: Distinguished Scholar
Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 1981 – 1982
Representative Published Works:
“The Ability to Bridge Cultural Differences: A Prerequisite for Good Counsel in International Transactions,” Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Vol. 32, Kluwer Law International (2010).
“Mitigation of Damages,” Ch. 30, The Law of Damages in Wisconsin, Vol. III; 5th Ed., Pinnacle Books, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1989 – 2010.
“Introduction to Discovery” and “Scope of Discovery,” Chs. 1 and 2, Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1989 – 2010.
“Judicial Supervision and Enforcement,” Ch. 9, Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1989 – 2010.
“Cross-Cultural Differences: A Crucial Consideration in Transnational Business and Dispute Resolution,” presented at the 2008 ABA Global Business Law Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, in association with the program: “When Different Cultures Meet: Mastering Cross-Cultural Considerations in Business and Litigation.”
“A Muddle Within A Mess,” presented at the 2008 ABA Section of Business Law Spring Meeting, Dallas, Texas, in association with the program: “Raising the Pleadings Bar—How much Has The Supreme Court Changed The Landscape For Business Litigation?”
“Why the Ability to Bridge Cultural Differences is Essential for Counselors to Transnational Businesses,” presented at the 2007 ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, in association with the program: “When Different Cultures Meet: Mastering Cross-Cultural Considerations in Business and Litigation.”
“Cross-Cultural Understanding: An Essential Skill in International Advocacy,” International Arbitration and Mediation—From the Professional’s Perspective, Yorkhill Law Publishing (2007).
Electronic Discovery and the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Wisconsin Lawyer, December 2006.
Punitive Damages: How Much is Too Much?, Wisconsin Lawyer, February 2004.
Private Antitrust Litigation News, American Bar Association, 1993-1997.
The Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Wisconsin Lawyer, May 1994.
Interference with Contractual Relations Under the Laws of Wisconsin, State Tort Law Survey, American Bar Association, 1992.
RICO & WOCCA, Wisconsin Lawyer, April 1990.
- President, Thomas E. Fairchild American Inn of Court, 2009 – Present
- President, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, 2007 – 2008
- Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Antitrust and Trade Litigation Subcommittee, 2003 – 2006
- Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law Civil RICO Subcommittee, 1993 – 1997
- Vice-Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Class & Derivative Actions Subcommittee, 1997 – 2003
- Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law Programs Subcommittee, 2007 – Present
- Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law Programs Committee, 1999 – 2001
- Vice-Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law Programs Committee, 1997 – 1999
- Executive Committee Member, International Transactional Services Practice Group, Primerus International Society of Law Firms, 2010 – Present
- Executive Committee Member, International Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Primerus International Society of Law Firms, 2011 – Present
- Editor-in-Chief, American Bar Association, Private Antitrust Litigation News, 1996 – 1997
- Co-Chair, Milwaukee Bar Association, International Law Section, 2004 – 2006
- Member, National Board of Advisors, RICO Law Reporter, 1997 – Present
- Member, Advisory Board, Leading American Attorney Network, 2000 – Present
- Wisconsin Co-Chair, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2007 – Present
- Commissioner, Village of Whitefish Bay, WI, Plan Commission, 1995 – 2007
Chair and Speaker, Numerous Regional, National and International Legal Seminars, Programs and Symposia on Federal and State Practice and Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Antitrust, Securities, RICO, Class Actions, Insurance, Damages and International Practice and Dispute Resolution
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- American Bar Association (Sections of Litigation, Business Law, Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property and International Law)
- Seventh Circuit Bar Association
- Federal Circuit Bar Association
- Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
- American Inns of Court
- Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
- Serjeants’ Inn
- International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Other Professional Recognitions:
- Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®
- Designated a Wisconsin Super Lawyer®
- Received Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Legal Rating, “AV”
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