Robert J. Pile: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Robert J. Pile

Robert Pile

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Digital Economy
  • Payments & E-Commerce
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications Transactions
  • Privacy & Data Security
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8487
University Stetson University, B.A.
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors Senior Managing Editor, Florida Law Review, Order of the Coif
Admitted1991, Georgia

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Former Chairman, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member and Former Legal Counsel, Atlanta Bar Association
Former President, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Southeastern Chapter
Former Legal Counsel, Atlanta Bar Foundation

BornElmhurst, Illinois, October 22, 1962

Bob Pile focuses on business transactions with an emphasis on acquisition and disposition transactions, restructurings and strategic relationships. Bob represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions involving both private and publicly held companies, restructuring transactions involving privately held companies and joint ventures, private and public securities offerings and governance matters involving both public and private companies. Bob has particular experience with clients in the payment card industry, working on compliance and other issues required by the Durbin Amendment, part of the sweeping Dodd-Frank legislation.

Bob is a member of Sutherland's Legal Project Management core team, where he helps develop processes and tools for improving the efficient and effective delivery of legal services.

Selected Experience
Sutherland serves as lead transaction counsel to First Data in formation of Bank of America Merchant Services.
Sutherland represents financial institution in creating multi-year license and services arrangement with leading payment card network.
Sutherland represents technology company in complex acquisition.

Awards and Rankings

Honored with BTI Consulting Group's Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2011, 2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of Corporate/M&A in Georgia (2013-2014)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of mergers and acquisitions law (2007-2015)


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CFPB Warns Credit Card Companies About Potential UDAAP Violations When Marketing Promotional Interest Rates
Keith J. Barnett,B. Knox Dobbins,Brian M. Murphy,Robert J. Pile,Lewis S. Wiener, September 11, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin on September 3, 2014 warning credit card companies that marketing materials for promotional annual percentage rate (APR) offers may be in violation of the unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) provisions of the...

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Robert J. Pile

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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