Robert M. Gore is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and class actions, and has recently included representing businesses in the energy, healthcare, manufacturing and heavy equipment industries.
Since joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Gore has stymied multiple unauthorized class actions by enforcing arbitration agreements that prohibit class-wide prosecution of claims. Mr. Gore has an acute understanding of the Federal Arbitration Act and related state law defenses. He has briefed these issue on appeal to federal and state courts of review to ensure that his clients' arbitration clauses are upheld and enforced.
Mr. Gore has also protected the intellectual property (IP) rights of clients by pursuing legal action against retailers offering counterfeit goods for sale. Further, he has counseled clients as to their rights and obligations with respect to a broad variety of contractual disputes.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Gore worked for a national law firm in New York City, prosecuting antitrust class action claims that exceeded $1.1 billion in publicly disclosed settlements. He also worked on opt-out antitrust litigation on behalf of claimants who wished to proceed independently from other members of a class action.
Additionally, Mr. Gore developed a firm grasp on foundational and advanced litigation procedures. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, where Mr. Gore cultivated an in-depth understanding of the federal court system.
In the community, Mr. Gore has leveraged his fluency in Mandarin to assist victims of human trafficking. He has also pursued Civil Rights litigation on behalf of imprisoned persons seeking to safeguard their Eighth Amendment rights.
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