Robert N. Webner

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.8243
Fax 614.719.5083

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Bob is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office. His litigation practice focuses on commercial disputes and is national in scope. Bob has more than 30 years of trial experience, defending clients in dozens of class action lawsuits raising issues arising from computer data breaches, employment practices, the payment of claims by employee benefit plans, securities offerings and the operations of large industrial facilities, among many others. He also has represented the interests of defendants in individual actions brought under various federal and state employment and consumer protection statutes, federal and state securities laws, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and the common law.  In addition, Bob has represented corporations pursuing claims under the antitrust laws and other federal and state statutes and the common law.

A former journalist, Bob’s practice involves significant written advocacy at the trial and appellate levels, including briefing four appeals to the United States Supreme Court, and defense and prosecution of appeals to the Supreme Court of Ohio and numerous federal and state appellate courts.

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Bob is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute.

Bob received his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was managing editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his B.A. from The Ohio State University, where he was editor of the Ohio State Lantern.

Bob clerked for The Honorable Oliver Gasch on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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