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Mike Roberts is the Chairman & CEO of Roberts Group, which encompasses Roberts Law Firm, P.A; Roberts International, LLC; Roberts Government Relations Strategies, LLC; and Made in USA Works! LLC. He primarily works in areas of international economic and business development, law, government relations, and consulting.
Roberts Law Firm is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise in Arkansas with three divisions: Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Complex Class Litigation. Mr. Roberts, owner and manager of the firm, is a certified minority. The firm is a member of NAMWOLF (The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Inc.) and is also a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Practice areas predominately involve complex class action litigation representing corporate clients against wrongful or illegal conduct. Roberts Law Firm provides legal services to a number of top Fortune 500 companies and represents OEM companies in Vietnam, Taiwan and China as well as companies in Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
Mr. Roberts is licensed in Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and New York. He is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court and several U.S. Federal District Courts. His firm handles litigation for clients across the United States and around the globe. Clients include corporations from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Greece, England, Taiwan, China, and the United States. The firm has served as counsel for Plaintiff-Corporations in individual and class action cases, and has successfully assisted recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients.
Mr. Roberts has served as co-lead counsel in multiple complex class actions, including the following: In re Microsoft Antitrust Indirect Purchaser Litigation in Arkansas (case settled early); In re Pilot Flying J Rebate Litigation (a nationwide class action which settled within two months from initially filed complaint); In re Aftermarket Automotive Sheet Metal Antitrust Litigation (third party payor action); and In re Parking Heaters Antitrust Litigation (direct purchaser action). Mr. Roberts served as Co-Lead Settlement Class Counsel in Ori vs. Fifth Third Bank case and also served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Heartland Bank data breach case.
Eight years ago, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe appointed Mr. Roberts to serve on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. In 2010, Governor Beebe appointed him to a second term, and in 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed him to a third term. Mr. Roberts currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Commission. Mr. Roberts has organized and led a number of trade missions to China, Taiwan, UAE, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and Panama. In addition, he works frequently with the Governor to guide foreign companies in establishing strategic relationships that will facilitate access to the American supply chain hub. As an Economic Development Commissioner, Mr. Roberts understands the importance of maintaining the integrity and reputation of local companies who drive and draw economic development and job creation.
Mr. Roberts has long-standing relationships throughout Asia and has traveled there extensively. He established the Roberts Law Firm Asia office in 2013. Mr. Roberts previously represented the government of Pakistan and has worked with corporate clients in Cuba, China, Taiwan, Libya, Europe, Pakistan, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, and Greece. He has three decades of experience practicing law where he has represented Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He has an extensive background and experience in assisting companies expand into global markets, and has facilitated a bilateral trade MOU between Vietnam and the U.S.