Robert A. "Bob" Sar

Robert A. "Bob" Sar


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 2012

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Bob is a trial lawyer who regularly represents management in labor/employment law and related matters. National employers rely on Bob to advise their employment practices and represent their interest throughout the country. He has defended hundreds of lawsuits, taken hundreds of depositions and successfully obtained many jury verdicts and arbitration awards.He often represents prominent employers and their executives in high-stakes disputes and advises clients facing scrutiny by the government, media or on the internet. He defends corporations accused of civil rights and EEO violations, wage payment problems, employment contract violations, non-competition and trade secret disputes, retaliation against whistle-blowers and regulatory violations. Bob has recovered damages for violations of non-compete contracts. He is also an experienced corporate investigator, leading internal investigations and working with management and corporate boards to respond to whistleblowers.In June of 2013, North Carolina's Governor appointed Bob to the State Ports Authority Board of Directors. He will serve a six year term.

Location

  • 8529 Six Forks Road, Suite 600
    Raleigh, NC 27615

Education

  • Campbell University , J.D., graduated 1995
  • Wake Forest University, BS, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association

Affiliations

  • •The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina - Board of Directors
  • Campbell Law School - Board of Visitors
  • Conference Table - Chairman
  • Law Review - Managing Editor
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Member
  • Order of the Barristers - Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi honor society - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Labor Law - Management, Raleigh (2022)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Raleigh (2019)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Raleigh (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Awards:

  • Chambers USA (2013)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell*
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer (one of two North Carolina attorneys recognized for defending employment litigation)*
  • North Carolina Business Magazine's Legal Elite - Labor and Employment (9 years)*
  • Cobb Scholarship recipient

Other Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit

Experience

  • Jenkins v. Akzo-Nobel Coatings. 4th Circuit affirmed summary judgment in breach of employment agreement and fraud case
  • Rahman v. BASF, Middle District of NC. Defense jury verdict in national origin discrimination case
  • Meehan v. DNA Security, NC Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment on multiple contract claims arising from Duke Lacrosse case
  • McGlynn v. Duke University. NC Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in employment tax dispute
  • Allen v. IBM. 4th Circuit affirmed motion to dismiss in “Woodson claim” intentional injury case
  • Lee v. Lockheed Martin, Eastern District of NC. Defense jury verdict in age discrimination, breach of employment agreement, fraud and violation of California hiring law case
  • Reed v. MCI. 4th Circuit affirmed motion to dismiss in age discrimination case
  • Telesca v. SAS Institute. NC Court of Appeals affirmed motion to dismiss in retaliatory employment discrimination case
  • Gebremedhin v. Whole Foods, Eastern District of NC. Defense jury verdict in intentional infliction, FMLA and sex discrimination case

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