Email: rrj@hkw-law.com
Phone: 678.384.7447

Biography

Robert R. Joseph is Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group, with a practice focusing on venture capital, securities, mergers and acquisitions and general business contracting and licensing for technology-related companies.

From 1998 through 2005, Rob was an associate in the Corporate, Technology, and Healthcare practice groups of two large Atlanta firms, where he served as outside counsel for several small and medium-sized technology companies. Rob has represented clients in numerous venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactions, ranging in size from very small to well over $100 million.

From 1996 to 1998, Rob served as law clerk to Judge Wilbur D. Owens, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Securities
  • General Business Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology Licensing and Contracting
  • Venture Capital

Education

  • Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, B.A., 1992
  • White House Public Service Intern, Washington, D.C., 1991
  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D., with distinction, 1996
  • Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal, 1995-1996

Professional and Community Associations & Memberships; Career Honors

  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine (2012-2014)
  • Member, State Personnel Board [overseeing Georgia state employee Merit System] (2005 – present); Chair (2009-2010, 2014)
  • Member, Board of Directors, AllMeds, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (2005 – present)
  • Selected as Georgia Super Lawyer – Rising Star by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2009 edition)
  • Executive Committee, Federalist Society, Atlanta Lawyers Chapter (2003 – 2012)
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Corporate and Banking and Technology Law Sections (1998 – present)
  • Member, Corporate Code Revision Committee, State Bar of Georgia (2003 – 2012)
  • Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law (1999-2000)
  • Woodruff Arts Center Corporate Campaign, Major Gifts Committee (1999-2000)

Publications

  • “Should Interests in Limited Liability Companies Be Deemed Securities: The Resurgence of Economic Reality in Investment Contract Analysis,” 44 Emory Law Journal 1591, Fall 1995.