Since its founding in Atlanta in 1976, Rogers & Hardin has forged a name for itself as a firm positioned to offer litigation services in areas where it has essentially been able to corner a market. Clients and peers stand firmly in support of the firm’s stable of lawyers, with one client offering, “Rogers & Hardin has very reasonable rates, yet they provide expert legal services comparable to any top-tier firm in Atlanta or other markets. Their lawyers are top notch and they are affordable for a small, private company like us who is fee-sensitive, but who want the best legal representation.” While the firm is an Atlanta institution, it is noted that its practitioners have been active all over the country on a myriad of matters involving issues as diverse as product liability and patents. The firm’s model also allows it the freedom to attend to cases in either the plaintiff or defense capacities. Richard Sinkfield is acknowledged as “the statesman” of the firm and has represented institutions and individuals in commercial disputes of nearly every stripe. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Sinkfield enjoys a reputation among peers as “the quintessential trial lawyer, with a towering presence and consummate professionalism.” Sinkfield recently represented Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith, and UBS Se-curities in a defense action against Raser Technolgies in which the aforementioned Defendants were ac-cused of short-selling Raser stock. Courts dismissed certain of the Plaintiff’s claims, and the matter was appealed to the Georgia Court of Appeals, which affirmed the decisions of the trial court. Future star Robert Remar and local litigation star S. Gardner Culpepper, III successfully represented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBS) when bidders challenged the award of a multi-billion dollar contract to BCBS for the third-party administration and medical management of health care services to 650,000 employees and retirees. All bidders dismissed their lawsuits.