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Nancy F. Rigby

Partner Of Counsel

Nan Rigby's practice focuses on civil litigation and mediation with an emphasis on insurance coverage and employment litigation. Her clients include both private and public employers of all sizes. In addition, Nan provides preventative advice to clients for avoiding discrimination and other employment-related suits and strategic counsel regarding executive contracts and severance negotiations.

Education

Emory University, B.A.,1984

Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Representative Experience

Successfully defended accounts-receivable outsourcing management firm in three separate suits alleging wrongful termination due to race and gender, with additional allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation; obtained summary judgment in each case.

Successfully defended America's top-selling snack-food brands manufacturer in suit claiming slander and tortious interference.

Successfully represented municipal government in Americans with Disabilities Act claim, resulting in the establishment of valuable precedent in the Eleventh Circuit for public employers.

Represents one of world's largest insurance firms in coverage litigation.

Obtained summary judgment for the leading U.S. consumer magazine publisher and Southern-based affiliate in dispute involving right to produce Georgia travel guide.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Co-Chair of Employment Subcommittee 

Atlanta Bar Association

News & Publications

Rigby, Nan, When Is A Claim "First Made" Where A Plaintiff Files an EEOC Charge Prior to Filing Suit?,.

Brannon Arnold and Frederick Sager, Arbitration Agreement Case in Georgia: What to Understand, McKnight’s, March 22, 2017.

Events & Speaking Engagements