Greenberg Traurig Strategically Grows Atlanta Office with Addition of Former Aaron’s GC Robbie Kamerschen

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has enhanced its legal offering in Atlanta with the addition of Robert W. Kamerschen as a shareholder.

“Robbie was instrumental in leading Aaron’s through many significant changes, showcasing the depth of his corporate law expertise,” said Ernest LaMont Greer, co-president of Greenberg Traurig, who has worked with Kamerschen over the past decade as a client.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has enhanced its legal offering in Atlanta with the addition of Robert W. Kamerschen as a shareholder.

Kamerschen joins the firm from Aaron’s, Inc. where he served as executive vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief corporate affairs officer. Aaron’s, Inc. is the nation’s leading omnichannel specialty retailer with over $3 billion in annual revenue. Kamerschen managed many aspects of legal, compliance, government relations, external affairs, security, information security, risk management, charitable giving, and corporate governance for Aaron’s.

“Robbie was instrumental in leading Aaron’s through many significant changes, showcasing the depth of his corporate law expertise,” said Ernest LaMont Greer, co-president of Greenberg Traurig, who has worked with Kamerschen over the past decade as a client. “His wealth of experience in the retail arena brings a fresh perspective to the firm, and his in-house background provides him with a deep understanding of the challenges clients face in today’s legal and regulatory environment and expectations of their outside counsel. As many lawyers are leaving private practice to go in-house, we are thrilled that Robbie has decided to join the firm.”

Kamerschen has wide-ranging experience handling matters relating to government investigations, employment law, privacy, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation, financings, acquisitions, and corporate matters. He will also be a member of the firm’s award-winning retail industry group, a Chambers & Partners Band 1-ranked practice.

“After working with Greenberg Traurig as a client for many years, I look forward to utilizing my in-house experience to anticipate the needs of clients and help address their most pressing business matters,” Kamerschen said. “Greenberg Traurig is well known for its best-in-class client service, collaborative culture, and global footprint. I am excited to join this outstanding team.”

“The addition of Robbie adds depth to key areas of importance to our clients and our firm and underscores the strategic growth of the Atlanta office. Clients will benefit tremendously from his legal savviness, global retail experience, and deep understanding of the legal and business issues many of our clients face,” said Theodore I. Blum, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office.

Prior to joining Aaron’s, Kamerschen served as United States general counsel, senior vice president of government affairs & chief compliance officer at Equifax. Earlier in his career, he served in an executive position at ChoicePoint and as general counsel of EzGov.

Kamerschen worked on Capitol Hill before attending law school as deputy press secretary for U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (AL) and played minor league baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Kamerschen is a graduate of Stanford University and an honors graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Retail Industry Group: A Chambers & Partners Band 1-ranked practice since 2007, Greenberg Traurig’s Retail Industry Group represents the full range of companies in the retail supply chain, from manufacturers and wholesalers to brick-and-mortar and e-commerce sellers of everyday consumer products, luxury goods, fashion apparel, and accessories. Supported by more than 100 attorneys from more than 15 locations globally, GT’s vast retail experience provides industry-focused legal advice to help companies reduce risk, streamline business operations, and improve brand recognition, profitability, and productivity. The firm’s business-oriented and holistic industry approach to legal services prepares our retail clients to effectively respond to unanticipated issues including major disruptions caused by technological advances, pandemics, or data breaches.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com

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