Stacey McGavin Mohr

Stacey McGavin Mohr: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Attorney Awards

Biography

Stacey Mohr litigates complex business disputes-with extensive experience in consumer and policyholder class actions-as well as civil rights and constitutional law cases and education-funding litigation. She represents clients engaged in commercial arbitrations and in litigation in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.

Stacey also counsels companies on a variety of matters, including employment issues and open-government compliance, and advises private and public schools on a range of education issues.

From 2008-2009, Stacey served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Client Tools

•Eleventh Circuit Business Blog

Clerkships

•Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Awards and Rankings

Recognized as a stand-out lawyer by Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyers (2018-2019)

Honored as one of the top 30 lawyers in the State of Georgia by the Fulton County Daily Report in its annual On the Rise issue (2017)

Bidlake Award recipient in legal research and writing, Duke University School of Law

Faculty Award recipient for outstanding achievement in taxation and estate planning, Duke University School of Law

Experience

“Since joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), I have litigated cases in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Ohio.”

Experience

Argued and won Matthew Willingham v. City of Valparaiso (2016), in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, involving municipal liability for First Amendment violations.
Lead counsel to the Florida Senate, House of Representatives and State Board of Education in a constitutional challenge to Florida's $19 billion K-12 public school funding system. After a four-week trial, the court entered judgment in favor of the State.
Won dismissal of a putative nationwide class action brought by homeowners alleging that damage to their homes and personal property allegedly caused by defective Chinese manufactured drywall was covered under their homeowners insurance policies.
Defended a Big Four accounting firm in a multibillion-dollar litigation following an audit client’s bankruptcy.
Successfully defended international corporation in series of FLSA collective actions across the country.
Represented a landowner in endeavors to compel a state Department of Transportation to secure an alternative route for a proposed federally funded highway.
Represented a British insurance underwriter in an alleged fraud claim arising out of the viatical industry.
Represents a major automobile manufacturer in dealer Chapter 11 cases across the country.
Represented two large, urban school districts as outside general counsel for many years.
Served as outside general counsel to several private elementary and secondary schools and public charter schools.
Prevailed on summary judgment and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in defense of a major international property and casualty insurer against a $16 million claim of bad faith and failure to settle a personal injury action.
Obtained dismissal of claims against real-estate-advisory firm arising from a multimillion-dollar defeasance transaction, and won affirmance on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Represents and defends a group of underwriters in a putative class action brought on behalf of purchasers of preferred shares in a failed energy company.

Publications

“Dukes is probably the Supreme Court’s most significant class action decision since the inception of the modern class action.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Lights out for class arbitration - Lamps Plus holds that class arbitration cannot be read into ambiguous arbitration clauses (May 1, 2019)
Consistent with prior US Supreme Court opinions, the Supreme Court held on April 24, 2019, that contractual ambiguity regarding class arbitration may not be construed against the drafter because of ...

Legal Alert: Supreme Court strengthens enforceability of arbitration provisions (January 11, 2019)
In his first Supreme Court opinion, Justice Kavanaugh, writing for a unanimous court, held that when a contract delegates to arbitrators gateway questions regarding arbitrability of disputes, courts ...

Legal Alert: California’s Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 - The HR Perspective (July 18, 2018)
Businesses with consumers in California may soon find themselves subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the Act). The Act arrives on the heels of the expansive consumer protections ...

Legal Alert: One and done-US Supreme Court sets limits on successive class action filings (June 14, 2018)
After years of uncertainty, the United States Supreme Court has revisited one of its most important class action opinions, and in doing so, set limits on the filing of successive class actions. In ...

Legal Alert: Plaintiffs’ Voluntary Dismissal Does Not Transform Denial of Class Certification into an Appealable Final Judgment (June 14, 2017)
The Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Justice Ginsburg, has held that 28 U.S.C. 1291 does not confer appellate jurisdiction over an otherwise interlocutory order on class certification ...

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Applies FAA Preemption to Contract Formation (May 16, 2017)
The Supreme Court held yesterday that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state law governing contract formation where a state rule discriminates against arbitration, a holding with broad ...

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Explores Injury Requirement for Federal Statutory Standing (May 16, 2016)
In a 6-2 opinion issued today, the Supreme Court vacated a Ninth Circuit holding that a plaintiff who alleges that his own federal statutory rights have been violated has alleged enough to establish ...

Legal Alert: CFPB Proposes Ban on Class Action Waivers in Consumer Arbitration Agreements (May 5, 2016)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today proposed a much-anticipated rule that would ban enforcement of class action waivers included in arbitration agreements found in many consumer ...

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Allows Disparate-Impact Claims Under the Fair Housing Act (June 25, 2015)
The Supreme Court held today that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) not only prohibits intentional discrimination, but also establishes liability for practices that result in a disparate impact on minority ...

Legal Alert: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes: Supreme Court Reshapes Class Action Certification (June 20, 2011)

Articles

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy review and update: Looking back on 2018 and planning ahead for 2019 (March 1, 2019)
From the implementation of the GDPR to the passage of the CCPA, the year 2018 proved to be a monumental one for cybersecurity and data privacy. Regulators from around the world responded to ...

Class Actions - Eleventh Circuit Survey 2017 (2018)
69 Mercer Law Rev. 1065
During 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit continued to address a familiar set of recurring issues in contemporary class action law, including the scope of jurisdiction ...

Class Actions - Eleventh Circuit Survey 2015 (2016)
67 Mercer Law Review 841
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit encountered some of the most controversial issues in class action law during 2015. In their article for Mercer Law Review, Sutherland ...

Class Actions - Eleventh Circuit Survey 2014 (2015)

Class Actions - Eleventh Circuit Survey 2012 (2013)
64 Mercer Law Review 873

Class Actions - Eleventh Circuit Survey 2011 (2012)
63 Mercer Law Review 1183

Class Actions - Eleventh Circuit Survey 2010 (2011)
62 Mercer Law Review 1107

Revisions to Federal Rules Change Time-Computation Method (Winter 2010)
Reprinted with permission PP&D, A publication of the ABA Section of Litigation

Class Actions - Eleventh Circuit Survey 2009 (2010)
61 Mercer Law Review 1055

Presentations

Webcast: Supreme Court review/preview - high court cases the business community should watch (October 4, 2018)
Last term, the US Supreme Court decided several cases with implications for the insurance and financial services sectors, and the docket for the Court’s October 2018 term already includes merits ...

Webcast: U.S. Supreme Court Review / Preview: High Court Cases Insurers Should Watch (September 24, 2015)
Last term the U.S. Supreme Court decided several cases with implications for the insurance sector, with issues ranging from ERISA fiduciary duties and class action procedure to disparate impact ...

News

In the News

Stacy McGavin Mohr Awarded Daily Report’s On the Rise Award (June 28, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland Partner Stacey McGavin Mohr is featured in the On the Rise section of the Daily Report's 2017 Professional Excellence Awards. The On the Rise award recognizes lawyers who are ...

On the Rise - Stacey McGavin Mohr (May 24, 2017)
Atlanta CityBizList
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Stacey McGavin Mohr is featured in this Atlanta CityBizList article for being recognized with the “On the Rise” award by the Daily Report.

Law360 Names Attorneys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in Q1 (April 28, 2017)
Law360
Saren Goldner, James Hannon and Stacey McGavin Mohr are mentioned in this Law360 article for being elected to partner, effective January 1, 2017.

30 Lawyers Honored As 'On the Rise' (March 31, 2017)
Daily Report
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Stacey McGavin Mohr is mentioned in this Daily Report article as an honoree of their annual On the Rise award. The award recognizes lawyers who are making a ...

Partner Promotions for Atlanta Law Firms (March 15, 2017)
Daily Report
Stacey Mohr is featured in this Daily Report article for being promoted to partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US). In the article, Stacey discusses how she has been able to balance the demands of ...

Sutherland Elects New Partners and Counsel (January 18, 2017)
Atlanta Patch
Atlanta Patch mentioned 12 Sutherland attorneys for their election to partners and counsel, effective January 1, 2017.

Press Releases

Acritas Stars Recognizes 22 Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys for Outstanding Client Service (March 20, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that 22 attorneys have been recognized as stand-out lawyers in the 2019 Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyers report. The annual report, based on ...

Acritas Stars Recognizes 17 Eversheds Sutherland (US) Attorneys for Outstanding Client Service (March 20, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have been recognized as stand-out lawyers in the 2018 Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyers report. The annual report, ...

Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Stacey McGavin Mohr Recognized with Daily Report’s “On the Rise” Award (May 23, 2017)
ATLANTA-Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Stacey McGavin Mohr has been recognized with the “On the Rise” award by the Daily Report, Fulton County’s official legal ...

Sutherland Elects New Partners and Counsel (January 18, 2017)
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce the election of three new partners and nine new counsel, effective January 1, 2017. “Each of these attorneys provide excellent service to the ...

Sutherland Launches Eleventh Circuit Business Blog (July 26, 2016)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its newest blog, Eleventh Circuit Business Blog. The blog reports and offers perspectives on newly issued decisions of ...

Multimedia

Webcast: Supreme Court review/preview - high court cases the business community should watch (October 4, 2018)
Last term, the US Supreme Court decided several cases with implications for the insurance and financial services sectors, and the docket for the Court’s October 2018 term already includes merits ...

Webcast: U.S. Supreme Court Review / Preview: High Court Cases Insurers Should Watch (September 24, 2015)
Last term the U.S. Supreme Court decided several cases with implications for the insurance sector, with issues ranging from ERISA fiduciary duties and class action procedure to disparate impact ...

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Class Action Defense
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Education, Government & Civil Rights
  • Labor & Employment
  • Insurance
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
Law School Attended:
Duke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Article Editor, Duke Law Journal, Order of the Coif
Year of First Admission:
2007
Admission:
Trial and Appellate Courts Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Memberships:

Professional Activities

Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Past Mentor, Everybody Wins! literacy and mentoring program
Past Member, ServiceJuris Steering Committee
Volunteer, AVLF Saturday Lawyers Program
Volunteer, AVLF Standing with Our Neighbors initiative
Member, Board of Directors, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools

ISLN:
919696035

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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